Forms of Distance Education

Contents: Mission StatementsOnline Leadership CommitteeForms of Distance EducationTraining RequirementsPrinciples of Learning through DEDE Course ExpectationsProctoring in DEAccessibility in DE CoursesReview & Revision Process for DE FacultyIntellectual Property Rights for DE

“Distance education is a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place.

Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. A distance education course may use the internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices; audio conferencing; or video cassettes, DVD’s, and CD-ROMs if used as part of the distance learning course or program.”


Types of Distance Education at Pellissippi State

Hybrid courses combine face-to-face classroom instruction with online activities. These courses meet face-to-face at scheduled times throughout the semester for instruction and have a significant proportion of instruction online that utilizes the LMS adopted by Pellissippi State.

Synchronous courses allow for distribution of live lectures through video conferencing technology. This allows course instruction to occur through two-way audio and video interaction at Distance Learning Classrooms or other remote access locations. Synchronous classes meet at scheduled times throughout the semester.

Online courses are taught 100% online with no face-to-face instruction. Online courses are mostly asynchronous but may include limited synchronous activities that comply with practices described in this Handbook. Online courses must utilize the LMS adopted by Pellissippi State.

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Dr. Paul Ramp, Director


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