Distance education is defined as the interaction of learner and faculty that occurs when the two are separated by place and/or time. The learning experience is designed around the needs of the learner. Distance education at Mayland Community College shall provide every available opportunity for an individual to pursue an education that will enhance professional and personal well-being.
This form of education is a convenient and increasingly popular mode of delivery, freeing the learner from time and location constraints often viewed as major barriers preventing individuals from attending college. MCC shall offer such high- quality distance education.
These nontraditional courses are designed around the needs of self-directed learners. The classes taught using distance education methods maintain a high level of academic quality comparable with courses taught via traditional means:
- Online courses use the Internet as the delivery medium for teaching and learning twenty-four (24) hours-a day, seven (7) days a week. Students study online and can interact with both their faculty and classmates;
- Hybrid courses use the Internet for the delivery of most of the instruction, with some traditional face-to-face meeting required;
- Web-supported courses meet in regular classrooms with some assignments and resources delivered online.