TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Office of Instructional Technology will offer a combination of undergraduate and graduate hybrid and/or distance learning delivered courses this summer.
Online courses allow individuals to take courses anytime and anywhere. Interested individuals must have a computer and Internet connection (DSL or Cable). All other specific requirements will be listed with course descriptions.
Some of the courses available include Intro to microcomputer applications; introduction to psychology; abnormal psychology; introduction to educational technology; computer animation modeling; introduction to exceptional education; and communication techniques (graduate).
Course registration will be the same as for regular courses. For a complete listings of courses available, visit http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?a=it and click on the summer online courses link. For more information, call (850) 599-3460.
About a hybrid course
A hybrid course can be taken by students who cannot meet in classes on a regular basis. This kind of course is good for students who work and/or live in the surrounding areas (Tallahassee). The faculty/department chair decides how many face-to-face classes are needed. Students with good study skills and who have a mature work ethic are good candidates for these kinds of courses.
About distance course
Distance courses essentially needs no face-to-face meetings. This kind of course is good for students that are at a far distance from campus and/or have jobs that keep them from meeting the class schedule. Students with good study skills and who have a mature work ethic are good candidates for these kinds of courses. Testing in a distance course is done at proctored locations (must be arranged by faculty) or the test can be designed to test for understanding of concepts and critical thinking as opposed to basic knowledge of facts, i.e. true/false, multiple choice and fill-in the blank.
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