Blended Courses

Blended courses combine the benefits of face-to-face courses with the benefits of online learning.  Students spend less time in the classroom, and more time interacting through online communications technologies.


Examples of Blended Courses
Examples Traditional Blended
Example 1 Students meet on campus Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 50 minutes. Students meet on campus Monday and Friday.  Students participate in an online discussion throughout the week.
Example 2 Students in a lecture course meet campus Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30. Students don't meet every third Wednesday.  Small groups coordinate project work.
Example 3 Students in a lab course meet campus Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30. Students meet from 6:30-8:00 and participate in online activities throughout the week.

Blended courses let you structure learning around your work and your family.



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know a course is Blended?
In the schedule, the format is BLN and the course section is typically 150.

What technology skills and computer equipment will I need?
Review Tech Check to be certain you are prepared.

Can I just do the online or the face-to-face component?
No.  The course is designed with the assumption that you will be able to structure your time around the on-campus requirements and that you will  have access to a computer connected to the Internet.

What if I don't have a home computer?
You can come to campus to use the computers in the Learning Commons.