What Is Distance Ed

What Is Distance Education ?

Distance Education is simply learning at a distance.  A student can participate in classes at his or her own convenience, anytime and anywhere.  Distance Education is flexible and convenient and allows adults the convenience of earning college credits, even entire degrees, diplomas, and certificates, without ever leaving home. At Wayne CC, Distance Education makes use of the Internet, software, TV, and videos.

Wayne Community College (WCC) provides an innovative, flexible and convenient approach to learning, offering online degree, diploma and certificate programs.  Through WCC’s Distance Education program students participate in classes that are convenient for them. Our online programs are designed to empower students to pursue a degree and/or achieve their educational goals.

WCC offers distance education courses in Internet, Hybrid, Web-assisted, and Telecourse formats.

Internet courses are offered completely online though Moodle, the College’s Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Hybrid courses blend face-to-face and online learning.  Hybrid courses integrate face-to-face instruction with on-line instruction; to promote active, independent learning; and to reduce class seat time.

Web-assisted courses provide online access to supplemental content and/or activities to students enrolled in traditional seated courses.

Telecourses provide instruction primarily through video format.   Students follow a course syllabus, view specific lessons or lectures, read and work through assigned materials, and submit course work as directed by an instructor. Telecourses may or may not be web-enhanced. The instructor for each course will set the requirement for on-campus meetings, classes, means of communication, and testing.

Distance education courses, policies, and enrollment procedures are listed in the College’s schedule of courses and on the College Web site.  Registration processes, credit hours earned, and cost is the same as for traditional courses.

Online courses and distance education - Is it for me?

Ready to Apply?
Registration for an online course is the same as registering for any other course the college offers. For admission info, please call (919) 739-6720 or click here for admissions info.

Recipients of veterans educational benefits must see the coordinator of Military Assistance Programs before enrolling in a distance education course.

For more information on Admissions and Registration, Schedules & Calendars, Course Search, Non-Credit courses, Student Services, Bookstore, WCC Technology Services, Policies, etc. view the Distance Education Resources page.

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