Types of Distance Learning

Hybrid - In Person & Web (HY)
Hybrid is the combination of face-to-face and electronic delivery where 50-99% of the course content is electronically delivered. The electronic delivery can be either asynchronous or synchronous.
Interactive Classroom Video (CV)
Interactive classroom video courses are synchronous distance learning and either offer students access to a program not offered at their home campus or the ability to attend a course at any campus or center where it is offered. Courses taught via CV are two-way real-time video and audio, also known as interactive television. Classes and programs taught via CV can be received by and sent from any other college within the VCCS.
Independent Studies (IS)
Independent Study is planned study, highly individualized, not addressable through any other course format, accepted for supervision by a faculty member, and approved by the student's academic adviser and the teaching unit at the beginning of the semester.
In Person (P)
Classroom lecture
Media Delivery (VT)
These courses are delivered using media such as videotapes, CD's, or DVDs. Media Delivery courses are asynchronous. They may employ content that originally aired on broadcast television. Content of a Media Delivery course is the same as that of an on-campus course, but the study materials are specially prepared and may vary in topic sequence. Some Media Delivery courses require individual appointments with the instructor.
Print Based (PB)
Course is presented via a package of printed materials sent to the student. Student is self-directed with limited instructor interaction.
Telecourse (TV)
These courses are broadcast over a local television network or cable station. Telecourses are synchronous and typically consist of two 30-minute programs shown in a one-hour block each week and are repeated during the week. Class meetings or meetings with the instructor may be scheduled two to four times during the semester.
WWW Online (WW)
Instruction for these courses is online using the internet. Most courses are taught using Canvas, but may also include the World Wide Web, PowerPoint, special software, listservs, and email.
WWW Online w/E-Rate (ER)
Use of the E-Rate is optional for colleges. E-Rate courses are offered exclusively over the web. World Wide Web ER (E-Rate) is selected for online courses that have been designated by the college to be E-rate courses. The E-rate is the tuition rate charged to out-of-state students enrolled in designated online (ASYNC) courses. The financial set-up is triggered off of this instruction mode and the student's residency. An E-Rate course would have a Location of VIRTUAL and Course Attributes DLM and ASYNC.