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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED STUDENT QUESTIONS

 

How are courses offered?

What are the advantages of Online Learning?

Are these courses different from other Temple courses?

Who can take an online course?

How do I register for an online course?

Do I have to be a matriculated Temple student?

 


How are courses offered? ^top

Some classes are taught via computer-based delivery, using electronic mail, Listservs, and the World Wide Web. Others are taught via videoconference, linking students and instructors in two or more locations. Some classes use a combination of technologies.

What are the advantages of Online Learning? ^top

Computer-based courses allow you to arrange your class 'attendance' around your own schedule (though assignments are due on the instructor's schedule).  Videoconference courses allow you to attend a class offered on one campus from a campus location closer to you (including Ambler, Center City, Fort Washington, Harrisburg, Health Sciences, and Main Campus) if the course is videoconferenced to that campus. OLL courses can also offer you the opportunity to experience new ways of learning and discovery.

Are these courses different from other Temple courses? ^top

Only the delivery method is different -- courses offered by the OLL program are approved University courses, generally taught by full-time faculty members. Many of the undergraduate courses offered are University Core courses or fulfill the University writing intensive requirement, as designated by the approved prefixes (i.e., C, R, W, X). More information on the  Core Curriculum and Student Learning at Temple can be found at the following URL: http://www.temple.edu/bulletin/

Who can take an online course? ^top

Anyone who meets the regular requirements for the course being offered. But, OLL courses require at least as much time and effort as conventional classes -- if not more -- and they require that students be self-disciplined.

How do I register for an online course? ^top

Please visit the Registration page for more details on how to register.

Do I have to be a matriculated Temple student? ^top

No. You must, however, meet the basic requirements for entrance into a college level course and you must have taken the pre-requisites for the chosen online/videoconferencing course.

 

Office of Distance and Summer Programs
671 Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Phone: 215-204-2712 | Fax: 215-204-2666 | Email: online@temple.edu