Academics • Distance Learning
Sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association, National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) held November 10-14, 2014, seeks to promote and celebrate the tremendous growth and accomplishments occurring today in distance learning programs offered by schools, businesses, and governmental departments.
Distance learning at Midland College is planned learning that normally occurs in a different place from teaching and, as a result, requires special techniques of course design, special instructional techniques, special methods of communication by electronics and other technology, as well as special organizational and administrative arrangements.
Through its Distance Learning Program, Midland College offers a variety of non-traditional learning environments:
Online Learning / Canvas
Online Courses (Web Based) are developed by individual instructors and provide complete course content through use of the Internet. Most online courses at Midland College are taught using the Canvas Learning Management System. Students will need to meet certain Hardware and Software System Requirements in order to use Canvas.
Finding an Online Course
Go to page of the schedule for "Online Course" instructions. To find an online course in the College Credit section, look at the end of each departmental listing. If there is an "online" header, a list of all online courses offered in that discipline will appear there along with the instructor's e-mail address.
If there is an "online" header, a list of all online courses offered in that discipline will appear there along with the instructor's email address.
MCNet is an interactive videoconferencing classroom experience in which students from off-site locations become a part of the classroom setting based at either the main campus or one of the off-campus sites.
VCT (The Virtual College of Texas) is a collaborative between other Texas colleges. Students have the opportunity to register at Midland College to take credit classes from other colleges whenever a Midland College online class is full or not offered during the semester needed. Midland College does not "host" science classes with labs or courses that don't align with approved curriculum. Please contact the Midland College VCT coordinator at 432-685-5538 for more information.
For additional information on any of these non-traditional learning approaches,
please contact the Department of Distance Learning at (432) 685-5576.