Online. Anytime. Anywhere. Blended or fully-online. The Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) provides comprehensive services that empower students with skills that are essential to success in distance education or technology-enhanced courses. Fully online courses are taught entirely over the Internet. Students sign in to the course where they “meet” their instructor, access the syllabus and other course materials, participate in discussions, collaborate with other students, turn in assignments, and possibly even take quizzes and exams. Faculty teaching fully online courses rarely require students to come to campus, other than possibly to attend a course-specific orientation or to take proctored exams. Blended courses require regular, predetermined classroom attendance in addition to coursework that is conducted online. Both types of online courses provide students with flexibility and convenience. Some online courses allow for real time interaction through chats or the virtual classroom. If a course requires on-campus meetings, the information will be included in the section notes available from the class schedule, found online at www.montgomerycollege.edu/credit.
Online courses require the same prerequisites, admissions, and registration procedures as do on-campus courses. Online courses have the same learning objectives as those taught in a traditional format. Distance Education students have access to the same services as do on-campus students, including online or walk-in counseling and advising sessions, libraries and library databases, and learning centers on any campus.
An online orientation is available to help students learn more about Distance Education. Please go to http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/distance/onlineorientation to access the orientation, or call 240-567-6000 for additional information.