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Distance Learning Definitions

 

The colleges of DCCCD offer several types of distance learning classes, as well as classes that combine on-campus and distance-based activities. Read these definitions to understand the differences among them and the requirements for each type of class.

Online — All content delivered through computers and multimedia. These courses use eCampus (DCCCD’s online classroom) and may include CDs and audio/video streaming. No on-campus testing or activities are required; however, off-campus proctored exams may be required.

Online Partial — Most of the content delivered through computer and multimedia. These courses use eCampus (DCCCD’s online classroom) and may include CDs and audio/video streaming. On-campus testing, orientation and/or other activities may be required.
        
Online/Classroom — Content delivered through an even distribution of 50 percent online and 50 percent classroom activities. These courses use components of computer instruction, multimedia activities and classroom time. On-campus classroom time is required.

Online/Campus — Content delivered with 51 percent or higher of on-campus activities. These courses use components of computer instruction, multimedia activities and classroom time. On-campus classroom time is required.
     
Video-Based — Content delivered through a local cable channel, CD, DVD, MP4 system or VHS cassette. Content is not delivered through computer Internet activities, but instructor may provide some communications, syllabus, orientation and test review by email. On-campus testing or activities may be required.