How Online Learning Works
Learning online has many similarities to on-campus education programs. You'll have a regular semester schedule, assignments, exams, professors, and other classmates who—like you—need the flexibility of earning a high-quality degree as they balance the many other responsibilities of their busy lives.
To achieve this, Regent University utilizes Blackboard, a sophisticated, but user-friendly web-based communication platform that allows you to access your classroom from anywhere in the world that has the Internet. Blackboard is an information gateway that permits you to access your course materials, check the grade book, monitor your progress and chat (instant message) with professors and students.
By studying online, you are able to balance your coursework with your personal schedule. Each course syllabus is scheduled, but there are no "live" classes to attend. Lectures, coursework, assignments, questions and discussions all take place online. Learning online eliminates the worries of commuting and classroom schedules and provides a new approach to education.
Here's a brief summary regarding the online programs offered through the College of Arts & Sciences:
- Only basic skills are required such as the ability to use email, navigate a website and work with Microsoft Word.
- Professors may be easily contacted through email, Blackboard or by phone.
- Assignments are submitted electronically through Blackboard which means you can travel anywhere in the world and still maintain your coursework.
- Just like if you were in an on-campus class, you'll have class discussions on subjects and, on occasion, will collaborate with your classmates on group projects—all online.
- Online students have access to the same support services as resident students.
- Online students are invited to participate in graduation at the university's Virginia Beach, Va. campus.
- Your degree is fully accredited.