Distance Learning

Distance Learning at Snead State Community College is a campus-wide resource for faculty members and departments interested in promoting teaching excellence, improving student learning outcomes, and encouraging ongoing professional development and scholarly engagement. Distance Learning promotes and supports the innovative use of technology in teaching, advising, and mentoring students while emphasizing academic excellence within a supportive environment.

Distance education in general can be defined as the formal dissemination of instructive curricula which is not dependent upon time or place via the use of multiple delivery options such as audio, video, multimedia communications and computer technologies. Student learning by means of distance learning techniques provides for challenging and collaborative academic opportunities and requires the use of pedagogical methods which include course design, synchronous, and asynchronous communication, and special instructional techniques.