Course Delivery Format
Syllabus Statements for Inclusion on Online, Blended, and Web-Enhanced Courses
Course Delivery Format:
At Alvernia University, an online course delivers 75% or more of the content electronically; a blended course delivers 30%-75% of the content electronically; and a web-enhanced course delivers less than 30% of the content electronically. Online/blended/web-enhanced courses are conducted through asynchronous and synchronous tools. In asynchronous class sessions, materials and discussion are accessed through a course management program called Blackboard. Additional online resources, tools, and activities may be integrated into the course delivery. In synchronous class sessions, materials and discussions are conducted through audioconferencing and/or videoconferencing, or may be using a service called Horizon Wimba Live Classroom. If a student is unable to attend a synchronous session, the audio and/or video sessions are archived for later retrieval (only via Wimba). In addition to the course instructor, a librarian and an educational technologist are embedded with each online and blended course for assistance with student questions and mentoring pertaining to online resources and technical issues.