RCC Distance Education Student Requirements
Richmond Community College Distance Education Courses: Distance Education classes require as much time and effort as on-campus classes. You should expect to devote at least as much time to an online course as on its on-campus traditional course, including homework and lecture hours – typically 10-15 hours per week per course. Please Plan accordingly.
Succeeding as a Distance Education Student
Distance Education courses may not be right for all Richmond Community College students. Although many students may be enticed by the scheduling options, Distance Education learning environments often require more self-discipline than on-campus traditional courses. How well Distance Education courses fit into your educational and career goals depends on many factors. Students must be able to adjust to a digital learning environment, have specific study habits and understand the technical and academic requirements to be successful. For students who meet the requirements below, Distance Education courses are as effective as on-campus traditional courses at Richmond Community College.
Environmental Requirements: With no physical campus around them to screen out distractions, and no regular class meetings to remind them about next week’s homework or allow time for questions, distance education students must create their own learning environment. Successful distance learning requires:
Technical Requirements: Students must have adequate computer skills to meet the technological expectations of a DE course including:
Study Habit Requirements: DE courses are recommended for students who can work well independently, without face-to-face instruction. Successful DE students:
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