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Definitions

Flexible Learning works to expand the boundaries of traditional educational models by changing how course content is accessed and delivered.  Sometimes the terms we use to describe our learning models are unfamiliar, so we've created a glossary of sorts below.

The terms are divided into two categories: terms relating to timelines, and terms related to delivery method.

Method of Delivery Terms

Online: Instruction occurs in an online environment. See each course's attributes for details on whether you will be expected to learn in real time, any time or in a combined approach. 

Blended: Combines on site instruction with online learning.

HyFlex: Each class session is offered on site, online real time and online any time. Students can choose how they attend each class session. 

Timeline Terms

Online Real Time: All instruction takes place in real time using a virtual classroom. Collaboration and interaction are completed online and generally has no on site or face to face requirements.

Online Any Time: No scheduled class time. Instructor engagement and content is available online for students to access when it best suits their schedules.

Online Combined Real/Any Time: A combination of real time and any time learning

Program Terms

No set end date: This term refers to programs rather than courses. Programs with no set end date allow you as many years as you need to complete the program requirements. Please note: each individual course will still be semestered; requirements for each course need to be completed within the academic term for which you have registered.

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