Ways to Learn at MAC

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Ways to learn at MAC

Mineral Area College offers four different ways to learn, also known as course modalities. Know the differences so you can make the best choice for your learning style.

Traditional

In-Classroom Learning

  • Courses meet at scheduled times with the instructor and students in the same location.
  • May pivot to distance learning as needed (e.g.,inclement weather, pandemic).
  • Students may need access to regular and reliable high-speed internet.

Online

Learn From Anywhere, At Any Time

  • Students complete coursework online by following a defined course schedule and meeting specific deadlines.
  • Courses do not have scheduled meeting times; however, select courses may require student attendance as needed to meet course objectives (e.g., proctored exams, field experience, interviews).
  • Students must have access to regular and reliable high-speed internet.

Hybrid

Blended Learning

  • Combines online and traditional course modalities.
  • Up to 50% of the course will take place online, while the remaining instruction will take place at a scheduled time and location during which the class will meet as one group.
  • Students must have access to regular and reliable high-speed internet.

HyFlex

Ultimate Student Flexibility

  • Allows students to choose how they participate in the course.
  • Students may attend class sessions in-person or via online conferencing software at a defined time, or participate online following the course’s schedule.
  • Students attending in-person may pivot to distance learning as needed (e.g., inclement weather, pandemic).
  • It is recommended that students who plan to attend via online conferencing software or participate online have access to regular and reliable high-speed internet.

How do I know
which course modality a class will use?

The course modalilty is found in the schedule column when looking at a course’s details on MyMAC. For hybrid, traditional, and hyflex courses, you will also find the meeting location and times in this area

The course modalilty is found in the schedule column when looking at a course’s details on MyMAC. For hybrid, traditional, and hyflex courses, you will also find the meeting location and times in this area