Our online courses are designed for people needing
flexibility while they earn a degree. Through the use of the lastest in
instructional technology, students can access and complete assignments
from home, the office, and the local coffee shop. But online does not
mean impersonal: each course uses technology to offer the personal
interaction many students need to succeed in class. This is typically
done through online discussion, small group activities, blogging, or
even utilizing standard online meeting times.
Blended courses at NIU combine the convenience of
online delivery with the personal connection and support of some face to
face classes. Face to face sessions help you acclimate yourself to the
course, your professor and your peers. Face to face sessions are offered
at our center locations, area community colleges, or in DeKalb. The
remainder of the course is delivered online allowing you to work from
your home on your own schedule.
Video conference courses allow students at multiple
sites to see and hear each other and the instructor in real time. Often
combined with online assignments, video courses reduce the distance
students need to travel to complete their programs while still
maintaining face to face connections to their instructors and peers.
Most of our undergraduate degrees include online, blended,
and video courses. Some examples are provided below and more are added
each academic year: