HCC Enrollment Guide 2013-2014 - page 10

HCC Enrollment Guide 2013-2014
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Distance Learning
Distance learning combines the power of instructional
technology with the flexibility to meet your life respon-
sibilities. HCC’s distance learning courses are designed
for students with busy schedules–students can earn col-
lege credits without regularly coming to campus!
How Distance Learning Courses Work
D I S T A N C E L E A R N I N G
students to take the READI learning assessment (found
on the Distance Learning home page) to see if online
learning is right for them.
Hybrid Courses
Hybrid courses incorporate an online classroom com-
ponent as part of the learning experience. This delivery
method suits a variety of people who want to combine
the quality of face-to-face learning with a reduction of
on-campus visits. The time spent in an online classroom
can range between 25 to 75 percent of the overall
contact hours for the course. Students should follow
their instructors’ expectations for online and face-to-
face class meetings.
Students with questions about distance learning courses
should contact their course instructors or the dean’s
office at the campus where the course is being offered.
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Students register for distance learning courses
the same way they do for traditional, on-campus
classes.
HCC’s web-based courses are accessed through
MyHCC via the HCC homepage or directly at
hccfl.blackboard.com.
Using MyHCC, students will log into their courses
in order to keep track of their assignments, due
dates, readings, tests, and additional objectives
outlined in the course syllabi. Students will also be
able to communicate with their instructors via the
MyHCC mail tool, IM chat, phone, video confer-
encing, or visits during office hours.
Some distance learning courses require atten-
dance for an in-class orientation or a first-day-of-
class meeting and/or proctored tests. Students
should check the meeting information in
HawkNet/WebAdvisor or contact the course
instructor.
Students must be active participants in the learn-
ing process. Most distance learning courses are
not self-paced; thus, students may be required to
meet certain deadlines set by an instructor.
Being Successful in Distance
Learning Courses
Students who wish to enroll in any distance learn-
ing courses must be disciplined, motivated and
organized in order to be successful. Before enroll-
ing in online classes, HCC strongly encourages
Tobacco use (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited on all HCC properties. For more
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