St. Louis believes in supporting the 21st Century Learner by:
- blending in-class learning in a traditional setting as well as access to computer labs;
- offering CoOL (Courses On-Line): ENG4UY , OLC4OY , SCH3UY ,and SCH4UY
- offering Hybrid — ENG4C , ENG4U , MAP4C , MCT4C , MDM4U , OLC4O ,) and e-Learning courses in CHV2OH (Summer ONLY) and GLC2OH (Summer ONLY) — Check back in a few months as other Hybrid course may be added.
- encouraging use of technology in the classroom when appropriate
- increasing WiFi access at most of our campuses
- providing access to software and technology resources that supports students with learning challenges
Registration, Guidance Services and Fees related to digital modes of learning are identical to processes for Day Classes.
What is the difference between all of these terms?
On-Line (CoOL) – Online courses or “CoOL” courses provide students the opportunity to take study self-directed correspondence by exclusively accessing the material on line at the pace of their choosing. Teacher interaction and direction online is minimal, however St. Louis students taking CoOL courses may access Certified Teachers during Correspondence tutoring hours.
Hybrid – Students who prefer teacher-directed classrooms for support and instruction and digital access to material, yet may require flexibility in attendance expectations are most suited for a Hybrid learning approach. Both teacher and students will access all content and some assessments, electronically via an online class website ( learning management system). Hybrid courses still follow the 7 1/2 week timelines as a regular day-class schedule. A number of NEW Hybrid courses are being offered at St. Louis in 2016-17 during different terms.
Blended – Blended courses offer a combination of in-class teacher-directed learning along with on-line independent study with the support of the teacher. Please see Guidance to discuss this option.
E-Learning – eLearning courses are taught outside a traditional classroom. The teacher utilizes electronic technologies to deliver course content completely online. Student–teacher contact is through the course site and email. Students need to be self-motivated and have the ability to study independently in an effective way. Currently, e-Learning courses are only offered in summer school.