College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
CSI Campus
 

Department of Nursing
 Distance Learning (Online Learning)

Definitions


Distance education is defined as a planned teaching-learning process that uses one or more technologies as a conduit for learning when students are separated from the instructor, requiring regular, substantive and supportive instructor-student and student-student interactions.  Interactions may be in real-time (synchronous) or delayed (asynchronous). The technologies may include but are not limited to the Internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices; audio conferencing; or  DVDs, and CD-ROMs, if they are used in conjunction with any of the prior technologies.

  • An in-person (P) course has no course assignments and no required activities delivered online.
  • A web-enhanced (W) course is where no scheduled class meetings are replaced, but some of the course content and assignments, as well as required or optional activities, are online.
  • A partially online (PO) course has up to 20% of scheduled class meetings replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
  • A hybrid (also known as a blended course) (H) course has between 33% and 80% of scheduled class meetings replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
  • An online (O) course has more than 80% but less than 100% of scheduled class meetings replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
  • A fully online (FO) course has 100% of scheduled class meetings replaced with online activities or virtual meetings. All of the class work, including exams, is online.