Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Distance Learning takes place any time a student is learning outside of the immediate proximity of the instructor. At MSTC distance learning includes online, hybrid, TelePresence, computer conferencing, computer-based training (CBT), and independent study courses.

Blackboard is used by most distance education courses. Many face to face courses at MSTC also use Blackboard to provide a single place for the students to go for content, resources, turning in assignments, and more.

TelePresence

TelePresence is a real-time interactive experience joining a single class together from multiple campuses. High definition video and high quality presentation viewing make the connection between multiple classrooms almost seamless.  As a student in a TelePresence course, you may show up in your classroom and the session will begin approximately 4 minutes prior to the course start time.

Computer Conferencing

Computer Conferencing, used by MSTC to conduct computer lab computer conferencing courses across campuses, connects users on individual computers to an instructor in a separate classroom. Fuze is a high definition video conferencing and collaboration tool on individual computers.  Your instructor will provide you with information about using Fuze at the beginning of your course.  You will need a computer headset with a microphone for Fuze courses.