Online Learning is the acquisition of knowledge and skills through mediated information and instruction, encompassing all technologies and other forms of learning at a distance, according to the United States Distance Learning Association. The majority of the instruction occurs at a distance when instructor and student are not sharing the same time or space. While maintaining the quality of the on-campus offerings, online learning courses provide convenience and flexibility to students as they pursue their educational goals.
The delivery modes for online courses are Web and Hybrid. They are designed to appeal and assist individuals who are unable to travel back and forth to class on a regular basis or who have work schedules that vary and are unable to commit to a weekly schedule.
Both degree and certificate programs as well as general education courses are available online. Each semester courses are listed on the Web site www.nscc.edu/online-learning. To assist students in being successful online, two types of orientation are available. Students may engage in an online Web orientation or attend an on-ground orientation. Orientations provide information on the course management system, course format, login procedures, syllabus, textbook requirements and other online concerns.
For more information, contact the Office of Online Learning at 615-353-3259, or visit www.nscc.edu/online-learning.
TBR TN eCampus
Tennessee Board of Regents’ (TBR) community colleges and universities have joined together to offer TN eCampus courses that have been jointly developed by partner institutions. Nashville State participates in TN eCampus by offering these courses to students each semester.
Visit www.tnecampus.info or contact the Office of Online Learning at 615-353-3259 for more information about the TBR TN eCampus.