How are NACTEL’s Online Programs Taught?

Instructors teach the courses--they are not self-taught

  • Instructors use e-mail, chat sessions, audio, and video to lead you through the course material.
  • Your online instructor monitors progress, provides feedback on coursework, and offers extra help.
  • You and your instructors will be able to communicate one on one when needed.

You interact with fellow students

  • Instructors encourage threaded discussions with other students, chat sessions, and e-mail. You may choose to share phone numbers with other students.
  • You take the courses at times that work for you. You do not need to be online at the same time as the instructor or other students-you have the flexibility to complete course work at the times that work best for you. This is known as asynchronous learning.

You complete assignments

  • A syllabus and schedule of assignments are always posted online. You can complete the assignments at times that are convenient for you, but you must turn them in according to the schedule.

You monitor your progress with self-checks and tests

  • Self-checks are provided throughout the courses to help you monitor your understanding of the materials.
  • Your instructor will also require you to take tests online. Sometimes, the tests are timed.
  • Occasionally the college will require that a proctor monitor a test.

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