is Distance Learning?
distance education is instruction that occurs when the instructor and
student are separated by distance or time, or both. Distance learning
is a process that extends learning or the delivery of instruction to
locations away from the physical location of the instructor and beyond
the time constraints of the class period. Distance learning provides
a more flexible approach to learning. Instruction is delivered using
video, audio, computer, multimedia communications, or some combination
of these with other traditional delivery methods.
courses at Calumet College of St. Joseph are supplemented with online
instruction through Blackboard. Other courses are delivered solely online.
participating in distance learning opportunities need to possess basic
knowledge and skill in Internet applications (e.g., web navigation,
email), windows multi-tasking and navigation and word processing. Usage
of Microsoft Office Suite applications for assignments and correspondence
with the instructor is encouraged to assure compatibility with the instructors'
Computer Requirements for Distance Learning Participation
System and Browser Requirements
II processor or higher is recommended
XP with Internet Explorer 6.0 or with Firefox 1.5
2000 with Internet Explorer 6.0 or with Firefox 1.5
10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 with default version of Safari or with
Flash Player 8
security settings for the browser should be set to "low"
popup blocker settings for the browser must always be set
to turn off popup blocker
screen resolution to view the course is 1152 by 864 pixels
- It is
recommended that you use a 256 kbps or faster broadband Internet
Requirements: Download plug-INS, players
and viewers. Be sure you have the right technology at your
fingertips. This includes a Web browser and appropriate plug-ins.
View the information on the College website at http://www.ccsj.edu/computserv/downloads.html