Modes of Delivery
Distance learning can be delivered any time and anywhere (asynchronous) or at a specific time and location (synchronous) allowing the student to fit their education between family and work. The descriptions below provide information on how technology is working to deliver distance learning courses to you.
The University of Hawaii system provides a number of courses which are available through cable television. Cable courses are live or taped. Some cable courses may include Internet activities that act as an enhancement to the course.
Oahu - Oceanic channel 55
Hilo/Kona - Na Leo Hawaii channel 55
Kauai - Hoike channel 55
Maui - MCCTV channel 55
Interactive Television Courses (ITV)
Interactive courses provide learning at a specific time and place, allowing students to take a course from one location while the instructor teaches from another. Both instructor and student can see and hear each other, simulating a face-to-face class environment. Some ITV courses may include Internet activities that act as an enhancement to the course. Courses are taught for residents of the neighbor islands through Interactive Television (ITV), using classroom facilities provided by Kaua`i Community College, Maui Community College, and the University Education Centers at Lana`i, Moloka`i, and West Hawai´i.
Online courses provide education independent of time and location (asynchronous). Rather than gathering in a classroom, instructors communicate with their students online through email and/or the World Wide Web.
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