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Catalog and Student Handbook 2019-2020

Definitions of Distance Education and Online Learning

Distance Education at Labouré College includes any course or program that replaces some or all on-campus classroom hours with online instruction. Online Learning uses one or more technologies to deliver instruction to students who are separated from the professor. These technologies support regular and substantive interaction between students and professor.

Distance Education at Labouré College offers exciting opportunities for learning online. Through eLearning, the College’s learning management system, students experience interactive online learning in their coursework and in collaborative engagements with faculty and classmates.

Labouré College offers the following educational delivery formats:

  • Traditional courses are courses that meet in person for all the required hours for which they are scheduled (on the main campus or satellite campuses). All traditional courses are web-enhanced, using eLearning, and require faculty and students to access class materials online. A web-enhanced traditional course is not considered an online or hybrid course, but uses the eLearning platform to interact with students and support course content. Students need to have access to a computer and reliable, high-speed internet. 
  • Hybrid courses are a combination of online and on-campus, traditional courses. Hybrid courses require students to attend on-campus orientations, assessments, class meetings, and/or other required activities. The College-supported learning management system (eLearning) is used to provide course content replacing face-to-face time. Students have to have access to a computer and reliable, high-speed internet.
  • Online courses never meet in person and students complete all their work online. Students are required to use a computer with reliable, high-speed internet access as the primary technology and may be required to use other available technologies to acquire and learn course content.