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).

Hybrid (Blended) Online Courses (O5)

Courses that are fully online and dubbed hybrid engage students in both interacting with the professor and each other through tools like video- or web-conferencing that require them to be together at the same time-synchronously, and tools like email and discussion boards that allow them to interact asynchronously.


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.


This screenshot shows a sample Search for Classes screen:

Search classes by delivery mode screen