What is Distance Education?

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) defines distance education (called "Distance Education" at ACC) as a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous.

The following types of Distance Education classes are offered at ACC:

ONL (Online) — Course instruction is online. Tests may be taken in the Instructional Testing Centers on campus or proctored through the Distance Testing program. Online courses eliminate geography as a factor.

DLC (Campus testing required) — Course instruction is online. Tests are taken in the Instructional Testing Centers on campus. Distance Testing is not allowed. Students need to be aware of the on-campus testing requirement when registering.

HYD (Hybrid) — A course 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. There are mandatory on-campus components (e.g.; on-site orientation, lab work, meetings, testing in an Instructional Testing Center). Distance Testing may be allowed. Students need to be aware of the on-campus requirement when registering.

Review the section note and syllabus in the Schedule to verify requirements for individual classes.

Schedule

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Distance & Alternative Education