Distance Learning

Overview

The Office of Distance Learning offers a wealth of information online about teaching at a distance.

In addition, links to information on a variety of topics specific to the teaching/learning process for faculty in distance learning can be found online at Online Faculty Orientation and Resources.

Also, the Distance Learning Online Student Orientation is available for faculty to encourage their students to explore resources such as Is Distance Learning for Me? and a Computer Literacy Survey as well as an interactive Web Browser Check, an application that checks computers for the most commonly used browser software and add-ins.

Distance Learning Exams

A step by step online process to schedule proctors and send exams to ODU Distance Learning sites and "site-less" student proctors is available at Exam Scheduling and Distribution.

About Broadcast Teaching

One method of ODU's distance learning delivery is broadcasting synchronous video. Faculty broadcast their courses in real time to students via the Internet over regional networks to nearby higher education centers or over satellite to remote sites and personal computers all over the globe.

Video Streaming

Many distance instructors will teach students who attend classes from their own personal computers, in real time, along with students who are attending at remote sites or higher education centers. These video streamers participate during class utilizing a specially designed communication system that consists of a combination of video distribution with live streams, archives, and bookmarks; instant messaging with the instructor; and chatting with other video streaming students.

About Online Courses

An increasing number of courses and programs are being offered online to ODU students by our very committed faculty members.

A wealth of information about teaching online can be found at the OFO - Online Faculty Orientation and Resources.

About Hybrid Courses

One method of ODU's distance learning delivery is hybrid course delivery. In the hybrid delivery model, instruction is conducted in the classroom AND online. In other words, instructors broadcast a percentage of their class meetings in real time to students via the Internet over regional networks to nearby higher education centers or over satellite to remote sites and personal computers all over the globe. The remainder of the course activities are conducted online.