Sometimes also referred to as “distance learning," "distance education," or “e-learning,” online learning is defined as education that involves teaching and learning which occurs outside the traditional classroom setting—teaching and learning that occurs where teacher and student are not in the same location, often not even at the same time. In the 21st Century, online learning typically involves taking classes by accessing course information and learning content via the Internet.
Instructors share course information and learning content to students through a Learning Management System (LMS)—at OCC, the LMS environment students use is called Brightspace by D2L (D2L for short.) Learn more below about various distance education course formats below.
For more detailed information about specific online learning courses and formats, please contact the faculty member directly at the email address listed in the course notes. To determine the attendance requirements for an online class, please review the course notes listed directly beneath the course section in the current Schedule of Classes.
The Meeting Information for the course, found on MyOCC, will include important information such as start and end dates, faculty email addresses, as well as required or suggested technology.
IMPORTANT Online and hybrid courses are not self-paced, but follow the same schedule as face-to-face classes, with weekly assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc.