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What is Distance Learning?
Simply stated 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.

Many courses at Calumet College of St. Joseph are supplemented with online instruction through Blackboard. Other courses are delivered solely online.


Minimum Computer Requirements for Distance Learning Participation

  • Pentium II processor or higher is recommended

  • Windows XP with Internet Explorer 6.0 or with Firefox 1.5

  • Windows 2000 with Internet Explorer 6.0 or with Firefox 1.5

  • Macintosh 10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 with default version of Safari or with Firefox 1.5

Other Requirements/Settings

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8

  • The security settings for the browser should be set to "low"

  • The popup blocker settings for the browser must always be set to turn off popup blocker

  • Optimal screen resolution to view the course is 1152 by 864 pixels

  • It is recommended that you use a 256 kbps or faster broadband Internet connection

  • Software 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



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Contact Information

Blackboard Administrator
Tony Kwintera
Telephone: (219) 473-4246
E-mail: tkwintera@ccsj.edu

Instructional Technologist
Steve Varela
Telephone: (219) 473-4355
E-mail: svarela@ccsj.edu