The Distance Education Online Orientation is designed to help first time online students get started with their distance education classes. In this orientation you will find information about online learning, how to prepare yourself and your computer for an online course, and how to get technical support. There are four sections in this orientation:
What is Distance Learning?
Distance learning is an alternative method of taking credit courses whereby the majority of the instruction occurs when the student and the instructor are not in the same place at the same time. Wor-Wic Community College offers distance education classes in several formats. To learn more about distance education options, go to the Distance Learning section.
To successfully complete an online class, you must have access to a computer with high speed internet connection. Find out more about the minimum technical requirements and where you can have access to computers on-campus with such requirements in the Technical Requirements section.
Wor-Wic utilizes the Blackboard Learning System for delivering distance education courses and as a supplemental course site for face-to-face classes. Visit the Blackboard Student Tutorial to learn how to use the most commonly used Blackboard tools used by Wor-Wic's Instructors.
To find out who to contact if you have a question or technical difficulties, visit the Getting Help section of the orientation.