With the exception of Independent Study Online courses, most online courses are completed on a specific timeline with weekly deadlines for assignments and discussions. So, even though you can attend "anytime, anywhere" online, this weekly schedule allows for more interaction and knowledge sharing, helping you learn and collaborate with other students.
If you are taking a course from UNC, we commit to delivering you educational content that enriches your knowledge and supports your personal and career goals. Instructors and students in online courses at UNC hold each other responsible for engaged academic discussion and measured learning outcomes just as they would on-campus. You will get to know each other through your online communications and be part of the UNC learning community.
Although in online courses you may never see your instructor or the other students in person, many of the same things happen in our Canvas classrooms that happen in a face-to-face class. In fact, many on-campus classes at UNC include Canvas support to better accomplish some of these activities.
One of the keys to our educational successes in online learning is the UNC faculty who design, develop, and deliver the online courses. Faculty who teach online work with UNC Instructional Designers using Quality Matters standards for the design of online courses. Quality Matters standards promote engagement and provide you with the tools you need to be successful.
Email: Kara Murray