The following programs have Blended Learning courses available:
What is a blended course?
Blended courses consists of a combination of in-person and online sessions. To find out when the in-person meetings are:
- Click on the course name in the program of interest
- Select the blended format in the term you are interested in
- Under the Schedules section, read the notes section for more details on scheduling
- Teaching methods may include weekly readings, lecture, facilitated discussion boards, group and individual projects, assignments and quizzes.
- You will be interacting with your classmates and your instructor each week either in-person, as per the schedule, or online. Refer to course schedule notes section for exact number of in-person sessions versus online sessions. In-person sessions will take place at McMaster Continuing Education.
- You should expect to allocate approximately six to eight hours per week to complete your work, but you don't need to log on at a specific time.
- A pre-course email with information on the course, course materials, etc. will be sent approximately 7 days before the course start date.
- Courses are made "live" in A2L 3 days prior to course start date.
Considerations for Taking a Blended Course
- You are good at keeping yourself on task to complete a project.
- You are comfortable asking for clarification when needed, and expressing yourself in written form through email or a discussion board.
- You are able to read the material (and the assignments) on your own and understand the concepts.
- You are able to work independently, but you like to interact with others and have the opportunity to touch base in-person with your instructor and your peers to make sure you are on track.
- You have a quiet place to complete your work.
- You are comfortable using technology.