Distance Learning uses a digital learning environment which includes modern media and technology to create a courseroom that can replace the traditional commute to campus for a traditional face-to-face setting. Distance Learning students experience the same academic rigor to learn content and be assessed as on-campus students with the ability to structure their class schedules within their personal and professional lives.
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 an online course, a student should: