Missouri State University

Instuctional Methods Definitions

Blended Class

Integrates online and traditional face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner.   A portion of the face-to-face time — specifically from 30% to 70% is reduced by online activities and specified in the course description. 

Interactive Video

A live classroom-to-classroom audio-video connection. Students are able to see and speak with students and instructors in BearNet interactive classrooms at other sites.

Internet – MS in AS Program

A class, specific to students admitted to the MS in Administrative Studies program, which meets entirely online, requiring no traditional classroom time.  Proctored exams may be required.  A class may also include some synchronous activity and still be considered online.

Internet – MS in CIS Program

A class, specific to students admitted to the MS in Computer Information Systems program, which meets entirely online, requiring no traditional classroom time.  Proctored exams may be required.  A class may also include some synchronous activity and still be considered online.

Internet - Other

A class which meets online, requiring no seated, traditional classroom time.  Proctored exams may be required.  A class may also include some synchronous activity and still be considered online. 

Traditional

Classes taught in a standard classroom setting.

iCourse

Professors in classroom settings or studios, offering lectures for courses on iTunes U through the MSU website. Only come to campus for the initial class meeting, some exams and the final. All lectures are made available, at no cost, to view on your computer. These lectures can also be downloaded to an MP3 player.