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Teaching Online

Continuum of Course Delivery Modes

Course delivery modes can be defined by the integration of technology and the amount of synchronous (real-time) interaction between the Instructor and students, with traditional, face-to-face lecture courses on one end of the continuum and fully online, asynchronous courses on the other end. The course goals remain the same regardless of the delivery mode selected.  The question is how best to accomplish these goals given what we know about how people learn, and the technologies and teaching techniques available to us today.  We hope the resources in this section of our website will help you to answer this question. 

Course Delivery Modes
Fully Face to Face (FTF) Web-Enhanced Flipped Blended/Hybrid Fully Online
  • Lecture based
  • Meets all scheduled sessions
  • Uses LML or web to support FTF
  • Meets all scheduled sessions
  • Combines video lectures and FTF active learning
  • Meets all scheduled sessions
  • Combines FTF and online
  • Some FTF meetinds are replaced with online meetings or independent study
  • Rarely or never neets FTF
  • Uses video lectures and other activities in the LMS or web

The CSUSM online instruction policy defines web-facilitated, hybrid and online courses, details the responsibilities for these modes and the procedure for gaining approval for online courses.