FACE-to-FACE (F2F)/ IN-PERSON
Courses designated as In Person, or Face-to-Face, will start and remain on campus throughout the term.
Blended classes will start remotely September 1st. Blended classes will begin on campus starting September 28th, pending improved conditions and a decision by the College. Below is the definition of Blended Courses from the UFMDC agreement:
Section I. Definition
Blended courses are courses that use a combination of face-to-face and online delivery. In
accordance with Florida Department of Education definition of “hybrid blended” courses,
a minimum of 30 percent and maximum of 79 percent of the direct instruction of the course
is facilitated and delivered using technology where the instructor and student are separated
by time, space or both. Courses of two credits or more may be scheduled as blended
Source: UFMDC Agreement, page 88
Note: Blended courses have the option of using the MDC Online Master Course content, if it is available the MDC Online Master Course Catalog organization in Blackboard. Please see the list of courses and agreement for use in the MDC Online 2207 Master Course Catalog.
Classes offered by MDC Online will begin and remain online throughout the term.
Faculty who have submitted documentation to HR and received approval will have their classes designated as Remote Learning. Remote Learning classes will begin and remain remote throughout the term.
Note: Remote Learning classes have the option of using the MDC Online Master Course content, if it is available the MDC Online Master Course Catalog organization in Blackboard. Please see the list of courses and agreement for use in the MDC Online 2207 Master Course Catalog.
Synchronous instruction is instruction that occurs with both the faculty and students present at the same time. In online environments, web conferencing tools such as Blackboard Collaborate are used.
Asynchronous instruction is instruction that occurs at different times. The faculty and students do not have to be present at the same time. Recorded videos and discussion boards are examples of asynchronous instruction.
REMOTE VS. ONLINE
The college is using the term Remote Learning for fall to designate a group of classes taught by faculty who have been approved to teach remotely for the entire term. At Miami Dade College, online classes are offered through MDC Online. MDC Online classes are designed by a faculty developer and an instructional designer for online delivery.
Generally, remote instruction refers to teaching and learning that takes place in a way that does not involve faculty and students gathering together in the same geographic location. It may include asynchronous and/or synchronous faculty-to-student engagement; however, the goal should be to support active learning and meaningful engagement while leveraging similar activities that align with the College’s learning outcomes.
While the College provides access to, training on and support for many tools that facilitate remote instruction, faculty are not required to use any particular tool to connect with students remotely and deliver course materials. CIOL is offering many webinars on the different tools available to MDC faculty. For more information on training options and schedule, log on to https://mdconnect.mdc.edu. Click on the "Learning Dashboard" Tab, and then click on "Find Learning."