Remote Courses vs Online Courses
As Memorial University temporarily transitions to remote learning, we would like to provide some clarification between the difference in Remote courses and the traditional Online Course offered at Memorial. To understand how to register for an online vs. a remote course this semester, visit this FAQ page.
Remote courses are face-to-face courses that have been adapted to be delivered at a distance in times of disruption when students and instructors cannot meet on campus. The instructor may decide to use online tools, including Brightspace, to replace face-to-face instruction; course activities and materials may also be modified accordingly. Students may be asked to join the instructor and classmates online at specific points in the term as a replacement for face-to-face meetings and discussions.
Online courses have been carefully designed to be delivered entirely over the Internet using course sites in Brightspace. The course sites often include high quality, customized videos, interactive components and resources that help with learning the course content. Online courses are not self-paced; instructors post deadlines for work and expect students to keep up on reading and other activities required to successfully complete the course. Students may be asked to join the instructor and classmates online at specific points in the term. Students need to consider the technical requirements needed to fully participate in an online course.