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Types of Courses Offered at UA-PTC

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

UA-PTC Campus Center

Online Class

This type of course happens entirely online, without synchronous virtual meeting times. Students will login to their Blackboard course for instructions about their course. The instructor will provide materials for reading, lectures for viewing, assignments, and exams for evaluation. Students will have the ability to access and satisfy these requirements within a flexible time frame with clear deadlines outlined in the course schedule. Methods of online learning include self-guided lesson modules, video content, virtual libraries, posted lecture notes, blog postings and exchanges across discussion boards.

Traditional On-Campus Course

Traditional On-Campus courses will meet according to the published schedule in the assigned locations. Class size will be carefully structured to limit and possibly rotate the number of people in one space at a time. Careful social distancing protocols will be followed. If social distancing does not allow for in person attendance for all students on a specific day, online participation is expected.

Hybrid Course

This type of course has a required on-campus component of one or more day(s) a week and an online component. The schedule shows students the day(s), time, and location of their on-campus class requirement. A larger classroom is selected so all students can attend. Careful social distancing protocols will be followed. The online requirements for the course are communicated through Blackboard. Methods for the online learning include self-guided lesson modules, video content, virtual libraries, posted lecture notes, blog postings and exchanges across discussion boards.

Webinar Course

This type of course incorporates the kind of learning that happens in real time. The schedule shows the day(s) and the time, but the place is online. This means that the students and the instructor interact in a virtual environment at a specific time. Students will need to make room in their weekly schedules for these classes the same way they would a traditional face-to-face class. Methods of synchronous online learning include video conferencing, teleconferencing, live chatting, and live-streaming lectures as well as online materials such as readings, videos.

For questions regarding the different course types, call (501) 812-2220 or e-mail [email protected].