Distance Education at IECC involves any formal approach to student learning in which the majority of instruction occurs while the instructors and learners interact synchronously or asynchronously online. This is done by employing technology to assist with the educational experience. IECC uses the Canvas Learning Management System platform to facilitate Distance Education learning. Canvas is readily available through a student’s MyIECC account. In most cases, coursework is accessible via Canvas 24/7. IECC's Distance Delivery Education Plan provides an institutional strategy and financing structure to support and promote disctrict-wide distance delivery opportunities.
IECC provides academic and learning resources, student support services, and technical and administrative support for all forms of distance-delivered programs and courses. The help desk is staffed Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the summer). If proctored testing is required, it can be arranged at a location local to the student.
The various modality options available under the umbrella of Distance Education are ideal when there are obligations such as work or family commitments that do not allow for a traditional classroom setting. They are also a great choice when additional education is needed for professional development and advancement.
IECC offers over 150 courses with online options. Online classes provide students the flexibility to attend virtual classes at times that are convenient for their schedules.
Hybrid courses combine online and traditional face-to-face classroom instruction. In a hybrid course, a significant part of the course learning is online, and as a result, the amount of classroom time is reduced. A portion of the face-to-face hours are replaced by online activities, assignments, and exams.
Hybrid courses are designed for students who can be successful in online courses but wish to maintain personal contact with the instructor and other students. Students should refer to the course syllabus or contact the instructor to learn more about the hybrid aspect of a specific course.
A HyFlex course differs from a hybrid course in the flexibility it affords students, allowing for face-to-face sessions and/or the completion of course learning activities without physically attending class, either synchronously or asynchronously. The modality preference can change throughout the semester dependent upon student needs
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Specific questions about IECC’s Distance Education can be directed to the Director of Online Learning, Kristi Urfer, firstname.lastname@example.org.