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COVID-19: 2020-2021 Alternative Mode of Instruction

2020-2021 Alternative Mode of Instruction

Below is the glossary of terms pertaining to the mode of instruction for classes.  

Face-to-Face Instruction: 
All classroom instruction occurs synchronously at a location where both the instructor and students are physically present. 

Online Instruction: 
All class meeting time replaced with remote work, such that students do not meet in person for any learning activities; online courses may include both synchronous online alternative modes of instruction and asynchronous online work.

Online Instruction, Synchronous:  
All class meeting time replaced with online alternative modes of instruction (AMI), such that students do not meet in person for any learning activities; has a specified day/time meeting schedule

Online Instruction, Asynchronous:  
All class meeting time replaced with online work, such that students do not meet in person for any learning activities; no specified day/time meeting schedule

Hybrid Instruction: 
Combination of face-to-face instruction with online alternative modes of instruction; may include both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. 

Synchronous Instruction: 
Learning activities where the instructor and students participate at the same time, typically on a set schedule.

Asynchronous Instruction:
Learning activities where the instructor and students participate at different times, typically within a specified time frame.

Basic Technical Requirements: 
Students will need reliable Internet access and a PC computer or a Mac with the latest version of a web browser; broadband Internet connection (DSL or faster); and a soundcard and headset with attached microphone for some courses. Some courses incorporate tests, graphics, video, audio, chat room, and links supported by a web site to deliver instruction via the Internet; check course syllabus for details.   Students with disabilities who require reasonable academic accommodations are strongly encouraged to register with the Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC) each semester. Students must submit supporting disability documentation to BMAC and provide faculty of any BMAC verification of accommodations as early in the semester as possible