Alamance Community College will offer homebound students the opportunity to participate in Synchronous Learning — real-time, live instruction and class discussion — beginning in the spring 2021 semester.
Students who opt to remain at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but desire face-to-face instruction with their teachers, are the target audience for this learning model.
“Synchronous Learning are online, live sessions in which the student meets via Zoom with the instructor and the rest of the class at set times each week over the course of the semester,” said Dr. Connie Wolfe, Executive Vice President.
Homebound students may, for example, learn via Zoom for a one-hour class that meets three days a week. Classmates and instructors will be able to interact with the homebound student. Instructors may continue to place some course materials in the online Moodle learning platform for students to access.
“Students will receive instruction each week from their instructor in these live sessions. Students will have to be present just as if they were in a seated class,” said Wolfe. “Using Zoom on a computer, the faculty member will teach each week the same as if they were in a classroom.”
Currently, the College has scheduled approximately 30 sections as online live sections, which equals nearly 600 possible seats.
For more information, contact ACC’s Student Success Office at 336-506-270.