Online Learning Formats Offered at St. Kate's
Hybrid learning includes both face-to-face and online environments. Usually the time between the two environments is split half-and-half (one week online; one week face-to-face). However, the schedules for specific courses may vary.
Online learning happens entirely or almost entirely online. Sometimes a campus visit is required at the beginning of a degree sequence. There may also be some specific synchronous online course meeting times that are part of the course plan, usually using an online video conferencing tool. However, most of the work happens online asynchronously, with students contributing at different times each week during the course.
Services and Support
St. Kate’s is dedicated to each student’s success, and offers services and support in a variety of ways:
- Mobile access for courses
- Student support services
- Accessible course design to meet all students’ needs
- Extended hours for our Help Desk support
Online Learning Course Design
Active learning, sometimes called “engaged learning,” emphasizes student-focused learning within an instructor-facilitated environment. All online courses are designed with this approach. The courses emphasize building knowledge from experience, which is particularly relevant for the adult learner. In the active learning environment, the student is ultimately responsible for her or his own learning.
You can think of the course content as the “clay” you use to construct your own knowledge via meaningful learning activities that will include reading, writing, debate and dialogue, critical analysis, problem-solving, as well as collaborative activities with your peers.