Our network of internet-based courses, telecourses, broadcast and live-interactive television courses allow students to participate in learning outside of the traditional classroom. Our goal is to provide students greater flexibility in scheduling classes while providing RCCC’s faculty with new and innovative approaches to teaching.
Rowan-Cabarrus offers several methods of distance education, providing students a wide range of choices and new approaches to learning. For example, Rowan-Cabarrus offers over 200 internet-based courses each academic year.
As a distance education student, all college resources will be available to you, including the Learning Resource Center Information Commons, Student Services, Computer Labs, Testing Center, and Tutoring Services.
Internet students receive course instruction through the use of online content, email, and textbooks. Internet students complete their courses without on-campus meetings. Before beginning online courses, however, all Internet students are required to complete an online evaluation of their computer, email and Internet skills.
Hybrid courses combine online learning with face-to-face instruction. All Hybrid courses will meet on-campus on specified days. The remaining instruction and course content will be delivered as an Internet course.
Web Based / Web Assisted
College credit or continuing education course where the primary delivery is via traditional face-to-face method with a requirement those students have Internet access as a supplemental part of the course.
Distance Education by Telecourse provides course content to students through VOD, CD/DVD, print, and other types of faculty/student interactions, including periodic on-campus meetings.
Distance Education by Teleweb courses combine online learning with Telecourse instruction. All students registered in a TeleWeb course must complete the orientation prior to gaining access to the Internet portion of their TeleWeb course.
ITV / NCIH
(Interactive TeleVision / North Carolina Information Highway)
Distance Learning via ITV allows the college to provide students greater access to courses, as ITV connects a state-wide network of colleges. ITV provides equitable access to courses on the North and South campuses of RCCC as well as across the state by the use of telecommunications technology.
Classes are led by an instructor from a primary classroom and broadcast to the other locations, called remote sites. Each room is equipped with cameras, monitors and voice-activated microphones, allowing real-time communication between sites. The remote sites utilize Facilitators to assist with equipment operation as well as the distribution and collection of course materials during each class session.