Learning Environments

FACE TO FACE

Face-to-Face (F2F) sections of our courses are considered “traditional” and primarily require students to convene and work in an assigned classroom space. F2F sections typically meet for either four fifty-minute sessions a week or two one hundred-minute sessions a week.

The learning environment of F2F classes is the traditional classroom. These classrooms include technologies such as whiteboards, projection screens, and presentation inputs for display.

Students are required to bring their own computers (BYOT) to class each day. Students whose classes are scheduled for Tompkins 110, however, will have access to desktop computers in the classroom and are not required to bring their own computers to class each day. Laptops may be checked out at the library for 4-hour periods, as necessary.

Students who prefer structure or tend to procrastinate may benefit from a F2F class environment because it provides specifically scheduled class times, daily F2F interaction with an instructor and peers, and opportunities to assume class leadership roles.

ONLINE

Fully online versions of our courses are offered completely in a virtual setting. Online courses are constructed to allow for greater student flexibility, as students are not physically required to attend class sessions on campus. Students will have assignment deadlines. Class attendance and participation requirements are outlined by individual instructors in their syllabi.

Online students need access to a computer and should maintain reliable internet access.

Students who tend to be successful in an online format are generally self-motivated, visual learners.

HYBRID

Hybrid versions of our courses meet for half of the time in a BYOT classroom and half of the time in a virtual setting. Hybrid courses are constructed to allow for greater student flexibility. Students meet in-person for either two fifty-minute sessions a week or one one-hundred-minute session, and the remaining time is spent in a BYOT classroom.

Hybrid students need access to a computer for the virtual portions of the course as well as for meeting in the BYOT classroom.

Students who tend to be successful in a hybrid format are generally self-motivated, visual learners.