An online course does not have scheduled on campus class meetings. It is an integrated learning program entirely accessed via a computer with an internet connection, except for proctored exams, if required. Southeastern Community College uses MOODLE as its course management system.
A blended (hybrid) course is taught partly in the classroom and partly online. Blended courses allow the student to benefit from both methods of teaching: online and face-to-face. Students will be required to attend a certain number of on-campus class meetings. In addition, some of the required meetings will be held online. The online portion of the class allows students to attend “”virtual”” classrooms via the Internet.
What is NCIH? – The North Carolina Information Highway (NCIH) is an interactive, two-way video network that connects universities, colleges, secondary schools, medical centers, and other agencies throughout the state. Southeastern Community College is a participant on the NCIH with a state-of-the-art video classroom.
The network is a two-way, fully interactive, full-motion video and audio system connecting specially designed classrooms in participating institutions. Using the telecommunications technology enables an instructor and students in distance learning classrooms at an institution to hear, see, and talk to students in comparable equipped classrooms at other locations. Students interact with instructors through video monitors, microphones, faxes, telephone, and other appliances.
The simultaneously interactive environment means that an instructor and all students remain in visual and verbal communication at all times during a class. NCIH classes enable an instructor at SCC to teach to clusters of students at distance sites or for students in the NCIH classroom to be able to receive instruction from a remote site. This two-way interactive system allows the college to import courses giving students access to classes that are not available locally.