• OnlineLearning

    Online courses and programs make higher education a possibility for individuals who have obstacles preventing them from participation in traditional course formats. Life circumstances such as work, family and distance make face to face education impractical. Online education provides flexibility and convenience and is an excellent alternative.

    Barriers that may be encountered by faculty and learners may be caused by technology, time, and place. To create an optimal environment for achieving educational goals, faculty must see that these barriers are overcome quickly and the course runs smoothly. The technology must be as transparent as possible and viewed as a tool to enable learning to take place. Faculty should receive training and updates in the use of the particular Learning Management System (LMS) used by the university. The more the faculty member knows about the workings of the learning management system, the more control he or she has over the course.

    At Monmouth University classes are designed and taught by the same faculty who teach on-campus. Online and campus experiences are not identical. Online learning provides ample opportunities for students to interact with instructors and fellow students via chats, discussion boards, email and telephone. Each online course reflects the teaching perspective of the individual faculty who designed and teaches it, and employs technology and learning activities appropriate to the course content. Support for development of a hybrid or online course is available from instructional experts in Information Management and targeted presentations sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Monmouth University is committed to maintain the same academic excellence online, as in on campus programs.