Distance Learning refers to courses that are offered outside of a traditional classroom using a variety of technologies for delivery. Navarro College provides several types of distance learning classes to help fit the needs of our students.
Online (Internet) Courses
Online courses allows students to take courses from virtually anywhere and anytime of the day or night. Students taking online courses must have reliable access to a computer and an internet connection. These courses are NOT truly self-paced as they are scheduled to run concurrent with on-campus courses during the standard fall, spring, and summer, and mini semesters. Students will gain access to their classes through our learning management system known as Canvas.
Hybrid courses are defined as courses in which a majority (more than 50 percent but less than 85 percent), of the planned instruction occurs when the students and instructor(s) are not in the same place. In hybrid classes, a significant amount of the course learning activity is moved online, which allows for a reduction of time spent in the classroom. Hybrid courses give students the experience of taking a class online, while at the same time having face-to-face time with their professor and classmates.
Interactive Television (ITV)
Interactive Television (ITV) is a program in which a professor teaches a class at one location while students in another location receive live, two-way audio and visual instruction. The professor and students at the remote location can interact in real time, and each location can hear and see each other.