This spring, Medicine Hat College (MHC) will launch a new distance learning model at their Brooks campus. The pilot project will offer two university transfer courses from May 5, 2014 until the end of June, via videoconferencing. Students who register will receive 50% off of the tuition.
The two courses, Religion 205 and English 202, will be taught at Medicine Hat and streamed to the Brooks campus.
“This is a pilot project. We want to see how it is received in the Brooks community and ensure that our students are satisfied with the format,” said Len Vandervaart, vice-president academic. “It is a way to connect the campuses and offer the students a unique learning experience.”
Students at the Brooks campus will receive the courses in real-time and be able to participate by asking questions, providing feedback and joining in discussions that take place in the classroom.
The instructor will be available to them outside of the class times either by phone or email.
“We want to ensure that all of our students are supported, so they will have access to their instructor and a variety of services including tutoring and counselling,” said Terry Chapman, dean of the division of arts. “They will be able to use both campus amenities including the libraries, study areas and cafeterias.”
Chapman also mentions that technology support will be provided by staff at the Brooks campus, to help ensure that the students are connected in a timely manner.
Academic upgrading classes also begin on May 5, 2014; to speak to an academic advisor call 403.362.1686.
For more information on the university transfer courses or to register contact the campus at 403.362.1677, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mhc.ab.ca/brookscampus.
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