At Trocaire College, we are dedicated to providing students with the resources they need to succeed. Because many of our students’ schedules are too busy to accommodate for on campus classes, we offer several Distance Learning and Hybrid courses.

What is Distance Learning?

Distance Learning (DL) provides Trocaire students with a flexible, convenient way to earn college credit. Instead of attending traditional on-campus classes, students satisfy course objectives independently using interactive internet instructional technologies. Each DL class has an instructor who interacts with students, leads the course, and provides assistance. DL students should expect to spend at least as much time and cover the same course materials and objectives as in the equivalent course on campus.

What is a Hybrid Course?

Some DL courses at Trocaire are labeled as “hybrid” courses. In a hybrid course you meet on campus as a whole class a few times a semester, but complete most of your coursework online.  You may meet on campus at the beginning of the semester, and then again to take tests, exams, or give class presentations. Please refer to your course syllabus for more detailed information.

What You Need to Know Before You Enroll:

Distance learning courses are just as demanding as classroom courses. With intensive lesson plans and strict deadlines, students must be able to dedicate sufficient and consistent amounts of study time each week. Students who tend to procrastinate or put off their studies until the last minute usually do not succeed within this learning environment.

It’s recommended that students have regular access to a computer with a reliable, high speed (cable, dsl) Internet connection. If not, the computer labs at Trocaire College are equipped with all the hardware and software necessary to complete the course. Basic technology skills are also required, such as being able to maneuver through the Internet, create electronic documents and access online resources.

If this is your first time taking a DL or Hybrid course, you must attend a MANDATORY on-campus orientation session. This orientation will cover the basics of Distance Learning and our Learning Management System, Moodle. Failure to attend a session may result in you being dropped from the course.

Test Your Readiness for Online Learning

Please use the quizzes below to test your skills to see if you are a good candidate for enrolling in a Distance Learning course.

Technical Skills Quiz: http://www.trocaire.edu/online-quiz/technical-skills

Student Skills Quiz: http://www.trocaire.edu/online-quiz/student-skills

For a complete listing of the courses currently offered online, please visit:

www.trocaire.edu/current/distance-learning

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