Academics - Distance Education
Welcome to the Distance Education Resource Center
An online course does not have scheduled on campus class meetings. It is an integrated learning program entirely accessed via a computer with an internet connection, except for proctored exams, if required. Shaw University uses Moodle as its course management system.
A blended (hybrid) course is taught partly in the classroom and partly online. Blended courses allow the student to benefit from both methods of teaching: online and face-to-face.
Students will be required to attend a certain number of on-campus class meetings. In addition, some of the required meetings will be held online. The online portion of the class allows students to attend "virtual" classrooms via the Internet.
Video Teleconferencing (VTC)
Videoconferencing uses telecommunications of audio and video to bring people at different sites together for a meeting. This can be as simple as a conversation between two people in private offices (point-to-point) or involve several sites (multi-point) with more than one person in large rooms at different sites. Besides the audio and visual transmission of meeting activities, videoconferencing can be used to share documents, computer-displayed information, and whiteboards.