Instructional Methods

Instructional Methods

Fall 2020 Instructional Methods

Thank you for choosing Naugatuck Valley Community College as your educational resource. To ensure that all of us stay healthy and safe amidst this COVID pandemic, we are following guidelines set by Governor Lamont and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for our fall 2020 course schedule.

We know that this COVID pandemic has turned many of our lives upside down and created unexpected hardships, but it has also given us opportunities to learn how to do things in new ways and still be successful. Remember to check your college e-mail regularly if you are a student to find out about updates and important information.

Below are descriptions of our Instructional Methods:

TRAD      ONLN      OLCR      LRON      HYBR      CLIN


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TraditionalCourse

 TRAD =
On Ground Classroom
Video Description: Short video about TRAD (Traditional) class types.
Definition: Traditional courses are delivered on campus (on-ground) at a specific time, place, and location.
Technology: Depends on the instructor assignments and instruction. Blackboard use is strongly encouraged.
Fall 2020: Due to social distancing requirements, instructional delivery using this method may be limited. Class size will also be limited based on social distancing requirements, and everyone will be required to wear masks. May have to be moved fully online or LRON should another quarantine be required.


Onlineweb

 ONLN =
Online Class
Video Description: Short video about ONLN (Online) class types.
Definition: Course instruction is fully online via Blackboard and/or designated website(s). Courses listed ONLN will not have designated class meeting time (asynchronous); all instruction and assessments are online. Your instructor will guide you and have due dates for assignments, exams, discussion boards, and/or other learning assessments.
Technology: Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.
Fall 2020: Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred. 


OLCRweb

 OLCR =
Online with Campus Requirement
Video Description: Short video about OLCR (Online with Campus Requirement) class types.
Definition: This is an online course with no designated class meeting time (asynchronous); all instruction is online. HOWEVER, you will be required to come to campus or participate in a learning assessment (such as an exam) at one or more specifically scheduled days and times listed in the course description (for example, for an orientation). Check the required days/dates carefully by clicking on the CRN number of the course, and ask your instructor if you have any questions.
Technology: Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.
Fall 2020: This course method is for courses that have required learning assessments (such as exams) at a specifically scheduled day and time. Students will be required to attend scheduled class periods for such assessments on campus. Due to social distancing requirements delivery of this instructional method may be limited. Class size will also be limited based on social distancing requirements. May have to be moved fully online or LRON should another quarantine be required.


LRONweb

 LRON =
Live/Remote Online Component
Video Description: Short video about LRON (Live/Remote Online Component) class types.
Definition: Class will meet virtually (online) on scheduled days and times (synchronous) where you will have the ability to interact with your instructor and other classmates as though you were in a traditional, on-ground course. Live lectures or lab sessions are held at specifically scheduled days and times, which you can find listed in the course description by clicking on the CRN number of the course. Check the required days/dates carefully and ask your instructor if you have any questions.
Technology: Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.
Fall 2020: Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred. Students will be required to attend virtually from an internet-enabled device.  Live instruction may be facilitated through Blackboard, WebEx, and/or Microsoft Teams. This method of instruction will neither require nor allow on-campus attendance. You will meet virtually at the time specified on your course schedule.


Hybridweb

HYBR=
Online and Classroom
Video Description: Short video about HYBR (Hybrid Online and Classroom) class types.
Definition: This class will be a combination of one of the online delivery methods listed above (ONLN, OLCR, or LRON) and traditional, on-ground learning in a classroom, laboratory, computer lab, or on a shop floor. Check the days/dates carefully and ask your instructor if you have any questions.
Technology: Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.
Fall 2020: This course method is for courses that have required hands-on components that cannot be accomplished online, for example: labs, manufacturing, technology, or digital arts courses. Students will be required to attend scheduled class sessions on campus. Due to social distancing requirements delivery of this instructional method may be limited. Class size will also be limited based on social distancing requirements. May need to be converted to fully ONLN or LRON should another quarantine be required.

CLIN ICON2

CLIN =
Clinical
Video Description: Short video about CLIN (Clinical) class types.
Definition: These courses are clinical experience courses which are held off-site, on campus in clinical labs, or as a virtually guided experience. 
Technology: Depends on the instructor assignments and instruction. Blackboard use is strongly encouraged.
Fall 2020: Talk to your instructor if you have any questions.

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