University offers graduate courses that combine face-to-face, distance learning

Students can expect to meet 50 percent of time in person, other 50 percent of time from remote location | March 6, 2006

Starting this summer Xavier is offering four graduate-level education courses that blend face-to-face instruction with distance technology. In a blended course, students can expect to meet 50 percent of the time in person and the other 50 percent of the time from a remote location using technology such as Blackboard via the Internet.

The blended courses are geared to those in the teaching profession who desire a Master of Education that can be obtained with a reduced level of face-to-face instruction. The amount of courses students take in this new format is up to them.

“We are mapping out an entire master’s degree that can be obtained over the summer of 2006, the fall of 2006, and the spring of 2007 using an entire blended format,” says John Cooper, director for the office of graduate admission and services.

An information session is being held on Monday, March 20, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the Schiff Family Conference Center. The session begins with a presentation titled, “Networking for Life.” Admission and financial assistance information immediately follows the career presentation. The evening concludes with presentations by faculty in the various programs available at Xavier.

An R.S.V.P. is requested. Register online or call the office of graduate services at 513 745-3360.