• Massasoit Community College’s Online Learning Program offers
the prospect for you to attend classes at times that will fit into your busy
• Although online classes are not necessarily self-paced, they
do offer flexibility as to when you log into your class.
• An online course is indistinguishable from a conventional
face-to-face course because the content of the course is the same. The difference is the learning
• In most online courses there are usually set deadlines for
coursework and students must be disciplined enough to submit written
assignments, complete readings and take tests and quizzes as assigned.
• As on online student you should feel comfortable in a
self-directed environment. Familiarity with computers is needed to make the most of this learning
• The Online Learning Program seeks to provide Massasoit
Community College students with the opportunity to succeed in an online
• The college offers a wide range of online courses that fit
into various degree programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills,
and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers.
• At Massasoit Community College we support your goals every
step of the way from instruction, tutoring, right through career counseling and
placement services, with courses delivered in a way that fits your schedule and
Massasoit offers two types of online learning courses: fully online courses and blended courses. Online courses provide a way for you to customize your learning experience to match your educational goals, learning styles, and scheduling constraints.
Online courses allow students to take courses by computer at home, work, or in
our computer labs. Each course has a site on the World Wide Web, while
assignments and communication with the instructor take place by electronic mail
or via a course website. Students are required to have readily available
computer and internet access for online courses.
Benefits: With Online classes, students meet online during the semester. This
gives students the opportunity to experience the individualized, student-centered
attention Massasoit is known for and access campus resources – without having
to leave home or rush from work every week.
For more information about
courses, please access the Current Course Offerings.
Blended courses are a combination of online and face-to-face
instruction. The courses typically have course websites, have assignments and
communication with the instructor that take place by electronic mail, and have
approximately half of their class sessions face to face to further explain
course material. Students are required to have a readily available computer and internet access for blended courses.
Blended courses require the students to meet face to face with their instructors
approximately half of the class time. Information about specific face to face class sessions will be provided in orientation
materials and/or during the first scheduled class session.
Benefits: Blended courses allow students the opportunity to balance
the better of two worlds – face to face interaction with your instructor and classmates and the opportunity to
experience individualized, student-centered attention while accessing campus
resources from home or work.
For more information about courses, please access
the Current Course Offerings.