Modes of instructions definitions
Online Course: In an online course, all required contact hours are internet-based. Contact includes instruction, learning activities, and interactions (both student-student and/or student-instructor). Completion of assessments and exams in-person at authorized proctoring locations may be required at the instructor’s discretion (this includes semester and final assessments and exams).
EXAMPLE: STATS 1XXX is an online course. Students are never required to meet in-person, but may take a final exam in-person at an authorized proctoring site.
Blended/Hybrid Course: In a blended/hybrid course, online contact displaces some portion of the required contact hours that would normally take place in a scheduled face-to-face course. Contact includes instruction, learning activities, and interactions (both student-student and/or student-instructor).
EXAMPLE 1: ILCS 1XXX is a blended course. There are 2 scheduled face-to-face class meetings on Monday Sept 9th and Monday December 2. All other class activities occur in HuskyCT as a combination of short videos, discussion posts, self-tests assessments, and group activities.
EXAMPLE 2: STATS 1XXX is a blended course. There are 40 regularly scheduled class meetings. There are 2 class meetings that occur in HuskyCT. These classes (2 videos, related discussion posts, self-tests, and assignments) take the place of 2 regularly scheduled class meetings.
EXAMPLE 3: ECON 1XXX is a blended course. The class meets once weekly for face-to-face discussions and quizzes. The lectures, online discussion, and other activities occur in HuskyCT.
EXAMPLE 4: MATH 1XXX is a blended course that meets online for 2 hours a week and in a discussion section with a TA instructor for 50 minutes a week for the entire semester.
In Person: In an in-person course, all required contact hours occur during regularly scheduled face-to-face class meeting times. Contact includes instruction, learning activities, and interactions (both student-student and/or student-instructor). An in-person course is considered web-enhanced when online course elements are provided to students but do not displace any of the required contact hours that would normally occur in a scheduled in-person class.
EXAMPLE 1: MATH 1070 is an in-person course that meets 3 days a week for the entire semester. The students meet in a classroom with either the discussion TA or the faculty lecturer for all of the scheduled classes.
iTV: In an iTV course a student can be located at Storrs or at any of the five regional campuses. The video conferencing system allows for multiple 2 way connections regionally, nationally, and internationally. The iTV rooms are comprised of technology that allows instructors to send both their image (from the camera) and any computer generated course content to multiple locations at once. In addition, the instructor can view remote classrooms.
EXAMPLE 1: MARN 4XXX/5XXX is an iTV course that meets 2 days a week for the entire semester. The students meet in a classroom at two or more campuses with the faculty lecturer at one site and a proctor at the remote site(s) for all of the scheduled classes.
Service Learning: Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. (Carnegie Definition of Service Learning)
Service Learning can incorporate direct and/or indirect community activities. Direct activity typically involves travel offsite to a community partner while indirect activity can involve a project-based component for a community partner. Courses can integrate aspects of both direct and indirect activities into any given SL course.
EXAMPLE 1: GEOG 4XXX is a service learning course working with the City of Hartford. Students perform research, data collection and analysis in regard to public perception of a potential ballpark in Downtown Hartford. Students will create reports and submit findings and recommendations to the City of Hartford.
EXAMPLE 2: CHEG 4XXX is a service learning course in which students work with Knox Parks Tree Planting Program in Hartford to assess the impact of trees as an environmental factor in chemical air pollution on an urban area.
EXAMPLE 3: LLAS 1XXX is a service learning course that allows students to work with migrant farmers to learn about tobacco production. Students also assist with a traveling medical clinic through AHEC, teach English, tutor children of migrants in Willimantic Middle School and explore the Latino identity.