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Distributed learning

In addition to offering high quality, traditional face-to-face classroom learning, courses across the College use various learning technologies in different ways. 

In distributed learning courses, students and faculty do not always meet in the same place at the same time. Instead, for all or a large part of the time, they interact using various forms of technology (such as video and web-based tools).

OLOLC offers two types of courses. The two course types defined below may rely on synchronous interactions (meaning all students are online with the faculty member at the same time) or asynchronous interactions (meaning students  and faculty member are not online at the same time.)

A blended course will meet on campus at regularly scheduled intervals throughout the term, though a significant majority of the learning and teaching will take place online.

An online course will have no scheduled class meetings on campus. The course will be conducted entirely in an online environment.