November 27, 2014

Higher Education: Digital Learning

Florida Colleges are Taking Academics Online

Florida colleges are already offering thousands of classes online -- with more still to come.

Mike Vogel | 6/28/2011

From All-Online to Face-to-Face: Today's Course Spectrum

Once upon a time, there were big lecture classes and smaller discussion classes. A page from the University of Central Florida's "Pathways to Online Teaching and Learning" brochure shows how things have changed:

  • World Wide Web: Courses are conducted via web-based instruction and collaboration. Some courses may require minimal campus attendance or in-person/proctored examinations.
  • Mixed Mode/Reduced Seat Time: Courses include both required classroom attendance and online instruction. Classes have substantial activity conducted over the web, which substitutes for some classroom meetings.
  • Video Streaming: Courses are delivered over the web via streaming digital video, which may be supplemented by additional web activity, projects or exams.
  • Video Streaming/Reduced Seat Time: Classroom-based content is available over the web via streaming video, and classroom attendance is not required. Other required activities that substitute for video instruction may include any of the following elements: Web activity, in-person or proctored examinations and labs.
  • Face to Face/Video Streaming Origination: Face-to-face class meetings are recorded for subsequent video streaming over the web.
  • Face-to-Face Instruction: Courses have required classroom attendance and meet on a regularly scheduled basis. Students may encounter internet or computer requirements in these classes.

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