Distance Learning provides learning environments utilizing modern media and technology to replace the traditional commute to campus for classes. Distance Learning students experience the same academic rigor, content and curriculum as on-campus students, yet they have the ability to structure their class schedules and balance their personal and class time.
Distance Learning courses include online (synchronous and asynchronous), Iowa Communications Network (ICN) courses and hybrid formats. Students enrolled in Distance Learning courses should expect a variety of instructional methods including, but not limited to, discussion boards, bookmarks, chat rooms, web resources and video. In addition to a variety of instructional and communication methods, students should expect more reading and required discussions as well as consistent use of technology. Northeast Iowa Community College uses Campus Cruiser’s online learning management system (LMS) called Xpress. Assistance for the functions and tools in Xpress can be found in video tutorials within your Xpress account and in the free TRN-100 tutorial course.
To succeed in online courses, students should: