What DE formats does GCC offer?

GCC offers a variety of Distance Education/Online courses to meet your needs including Online courses and Hybrid courses.

 

Two forms of Distance Education are offered at GCC:

 

1.  Online Courses

The majority of class instruction, assignments, and communications are done online. Online Instruction may be delivered synchronously* (in real-time) and/or asynchronously** (not in real-time).  Online courses require a mandatory on-campus orientation and may also require on-campus testing.

 

2.  Hybrid Courses

A portion of the class instruction, assignments, and communication are done online and the rest is during on-campus classroom meetings.  The online portion of the class instruction may be delivered synchronously* (in real-time) and/or  asynchronously** (not in real-time).

 

* Synchronous learning environments refers to a learning environment in which everyone takes part at the same time via an online application (i.e. Skype, CCC Confer, Moodle Chat or other applications).  Technology used to facilitate and support both learning environments will be explained in the Welcome Letter sent to the student’s GCC email.

 

** Asynchronous learning environments refers to a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a collection of students.  Technology used to facilitate and support both learning environments will be explained in the Welcome Letter sent to the student’s GCC email.

Last updated: 6/6/2013 10:01:03 AM