SMC has provided a robust Distance Education/Online Learning program since the late 1990’s. It is instruction delivered asynchronously (I.e., not in “real time”) and offers a variety of features that ensure students receive the same level of instruction as their on-ground counterparts. All Distance Education courses are approved by the Curriculum Committee. They also have a different apportionment process than our on-ground and hybrid classes.
Remote Instruction is our response to the COVID-19 crisis. This is a temporary measure to enable on-ground students to continue progressing toward the attainment of course objectives and SLOs using a different instructional modality outside of the physical classroom setting. Students will participate from home or other off campus location of their choosing. Faculty will teach the course either from their home or a classroom that has been equipped with a web cam using Zoom meetings, or through Canvas shells, or a combination of both.