Mode of Instruction

Terminology

Online Asynchronous Non-Residency Class (O1)

A class offering taught asynchronously, with students and instructors physically separated, and delivered/accessed online, primarily without scheduled class sessions or real-time interaction


Online Asynchronous Residency Class (O2)

A class offering with limited duration in-person, on-campus class meetings, followed and/or preceded by online asynchronous class delivery/access, primarily without scheduled class sessions or real-time interaction.


Online Synchronous Non-Residency Class (O3)

A class offering taught, synchronously, with students and instructors physically separated but interacting and exchanging class content online in real-time during scheduled class sessions, having no face-to-face interactions (except as mediated by technology).


Online Synchronous Residency Class (O4)

A class offering with limited duration in-person class meetings, followed and/or preceded by synchronous class delivery/access with students and instructors interacting and exchanging class content in real-time online during scheduled class sessions (that may include face-to-face interactions mediated by technology).


Synchronous

Students and/or instructors interact in real-time.


Asynchronous

Students access class content on their own time. Real-time communication among and between students and instructors is not required.


Residency

The physical presence of students is required in a physical campus location.


Non-Residency

The physical presence of students on campus is never required.


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