Frequently Asked Questions About Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Learning FAQ

In the past, the only way to get a college education was to attend classroom lectures on a structured schedule. But now there are a variety of other options. Besides learning on a college campus, you can also choose to learn online.

If you’re not sure whether to go to school online or on campus, you can always try hybrid learning. Hybrid learning allows you to take some classes online and some in the classroom, so you can take advantage of both learning options. But before you make a decision, get answers to all your questions about the different learning options available. Start by viewing these frequently asked questions about hybrid learning.

Q) I am not familiar with online learning, what can I expect?

A) Prior to entering the virtual classroom, you will be introduced to our online learning environment through an online or on campus orientation. After your orientation, you will be a part of a cohort of students who will progress through the course together. You will participate in synchronous (real time) discussions with your fellow students and faculty members, as well as in asynchronous (different time) discussions. In this unique, award-winning* environment, you can post assignments, ask questions and interact with your fellow classmates.

Q) Who do I contact if I experience problems in the classroom?

A) For course-related issues, the first person you should get in touch with is your instructor.

However, a listing of important phone numbers and email addresses are provided within the virtual campus that will direct you to various services, including Administration and Technical Support. The student services staff at your campus are also available to make sure that everything is going well in your online courses.

Q) What if I find out that online learning is not for me?

A) A drop period will be made available for all students. Please check with your Academic Advisor for assistance with in this matter.

Q) How will I receive my books and software?

A) Most books are available in the campus bookstore. If they’re not, we’ll give you a link to our online bookstore.

Q) Do I need any special equipment or computer?

A) A computer with an internet connection and Office 2003 or 2007 or newer for PC’s.

If you use a MAC you must have Office for MAC 2004 or newer.

Q) How long are my classes?

A) Each class lasts 5 weeks.

Q) How much time must I spend per week in class?

A) Time management in the online environment is crucial to your success. Your time devoted to your studies will vary depending upon the course and its requirements. If you find that you have challenges managing your time, feel free to contact your Academic Advisor.

Q) How many online classes can I take?

A) Course load is dependent on a few factors including course availability and your specific credit hour need. Generally, there are no more than one or two classes per quarter.

Q) Is tutoring available if needed?

A) Limited tutoring labs are available within the virtual campus. However, you may still take advantage of your on campus tutorial programs.

Q) When will I receive my grades?

A) Final grades will generally be available within one week of course completion.

*IADT’s Online Virtual Campus was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the Education and Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program