Why Online Dual Credit?
- Expands accessibility to rigorous, relevant, online college credit courses.
- Students may attend class 24/7 - from the convenience of their high school campus or from home.
- Builds in additional flexibility for students trying to juggle a demanding personal schedule.
- Online classes provide opportunities for students to receive direct and timely feedback through open communication outside of the traditional classroom.
- Online instruction may provide a more comfortable environment which encourages students to participate in discussions and projects. Many students normally shy in a traditional classroom become more engaged and responsive in an online class.
- Courses offered use new technology literacies already familiar to students, such as pod casts, RSS feeds, blogs, Instant Messaging, wikis, etc.
- Online dual credit assists school districts in finding college credentialed faculty (may also help districts in meeting the demands of 4x4).
- Provides a secure environment for high school students to participate in college opportunities.
- Assists students in completing prerequisite courses that may be required for acceptance to college programs (e.g., Health Science programs).
- Students have the opportunity to accelerate their time to completion of a high school and/or college certificate or degree.
- Specially trained college faculty for dual credit online instruction.
Student Support for Online Dual Credit
- Increased interaction between students, school district partners, and college faculty via chat, instant message, email, phone, or discussion forums.
- College advising support available.
- Computer technical support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Analytics identify specific areas to be improved, then automatically refer students to appropriate modules for reinforcement and/or tutorial assistance.
- Our LSCS Student Services site has resources in tutoring, library research, disability services and other support areas for you.
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