Students receive each week two lessons from the instructor; lessons are delivered via email. At the end of each lesson review questions are listed, which reinforce and apply the material studied. These review questions serve as the basis for discussion between the student and instructor.
Key Factors for Success in Distance Education
- Communication – keep in touch with your instructor. The quantity and quality of your interactions is an important component of your grade. Additionally, they help the student and teacher identify and address difficulties, ambiguities, and questions, providing a positive and meaningful learning experience.
- Commitment – studiousness and diligence are especially important in distance learning, where the student is responsible for the learning process.
- Organization – organization and time management are essential for success in distance learning. Be sure to study the material within the designated time frame and complete assignments on time.
The interactions between the student and the teacher are an important component of the final grade (see attendance and class participation policies for more details). In these communications, ambiguities are clarified, questions are addressed, and students participate in a discussion where they demonstrate their understanding of what is studied.
Students can study at their own pace. However, maximum and minimum time limits are set. Students have up to one year to complete each course; the minimum time allowed for completion of each course is 30 days from the date of registration.
Courses are offered continuously throughout the year. As study is self paced, students join the course any date, following the time restrictions described.
After one and a half year time, the course(s) expire, and the course grade will automatically become an “F”.
Taking Multiple Courses
Students may be registered in a maximum of three courses at any given time. Please note that students must receive approval from the registrar before registering for multiple courses.
Materials & Textbooks
Course materials are the student’s responsibility. These include computer with internet access and Skype, and textbooks as described in each course syllabus.
Students are responsible for meeting all prerequisites, please contact the registrars office for prerequisites. The registrar’s office is responsible to confirm that course prerequisites are met prior to registration.
Technical Support and Student Services
The web support team offers assistance to students who experience difficulty in receiving course materials. The instructors provide academic support and guidance throughout the course. For additional support and services, students can contact Rabbi Channen or Rabbi Schenkolewski