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Distance Learning Courses


Ohio Northern University must be open to new markets, offer additional courses and program delivery options and attract non-traditional students (HLC Accreditation Visit, 2015).

ONU's definition of Distance Learning

One credit hour for three hours of remote instruction and student preparation per week for a 15‐week term. Distance education uses the internet or other technologies (i) to deliver instruction to students who are separated from the instructor: and (ii) to support regular and substantive interaction between the students and the instructor, synchronously or asynchronously.

ONU's definition of Hybrid Courses

One credit hour for one hour of faculty‐led classroom and internet‐based instruction per week for a 15‐week term. This assumes outside preparation by the student of two hours for every hour of instruction. Over the course of the term, students should meet with the faculty member in person for at least 25% of the contact hours

Listen to a faculty member's experience with the Designing Quality Online Course workshop.