23 février 2014

What’s an Online Student?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. In a discussion recently about the demographics of our online students, I realized that I’m not entirely sure what an online student is.  We have students in each of the following groups:

  • Students who take nothing but entirely online classes
  • Students who take most classes online, but who come to campus for a few
  • Students who take most of their classes on campus, but who regularly take one or two classes online to make their schedules cleaner
  • Students who take “hybrid” classes (also called “brick and click” or “surf and turf”) in which some of the regular class meetings are held (or replaced by other activities) online
  • Students who take traditional classes that have fairly robust online materials, and who have to work with/through our LMS in the course of what they’re doing. Read more...
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