Introduction to eLearning and Hybrid Courses

Since its inception in 1994, the goal of our Online Learning program has been to deliver quality instruction with flexibility and convenience - learning anytime, anywhere. To reach that goal, over 250 eLearning and hybrid courses have been developed.

eLearning and hybrid students are required to learn the same material as face-to-face students by:

  • actively participating in online discussions with their instructor and classmates;
  • spending the time and the effort needed to read all resource materials, such as textbooks and study guides, and interacting with course materials found on CDs, DVDs, and online;
  • watching any required videos;
  • completing any written or multi-media assignments - sometimes individually and sometimes in groups; and
  • satisfactorily completing any examinations.

In eLearning courses, students and instructors might not meet face-to-face, but they do interact regularly with one another. Hybrid courses do require some face-to-face meetings, but at least 50% of the course work is completed online.  The comparison chart shows at-a-glance the similarities and differences between eLearning, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.

Canvas Basics

If you'd like to get a feel for what an online course is like, you can access our Canvas Basics course.  It's designed to help new Canvas users get familiar with that particular online learning management system.

To learn more, in addition to exploring the links in the left-hand menu, join one of our monthly information webinars or contact us via the Live Person chat tool in the upper right corner.  We're also happy to talk to you via phone, 215-968-8052, or email.