Panola College Distance Learning

hands on computer

What is Distance Learning?

Distance Learning, sometimes called distance education, online learning, or e-learning, is an educational opportunity that offers a deadline-oriented learning experience similar in structure to a face-to-face on-campus classes. Students interact with instructors and each other using the online learning management system, Canvas.

Online Courses

There are usually no classroom sessions to attend. You, the student, take a very active role in your learning. You are expected to participate with other students in a variety of activities, turn your assignments in on time, and read a great deal of material. All online courses are required to have at least two proctored exams at a testing center approved by the instructor.

Hybrid Courses

Fifty percent or more of your time will be spent online. The remainder will be in class. Most of your course content will be available on the web and class time will be used to expand your understanding of what you have learned online. This method is becoming most popular with students and instructors because it combines the best of the online and face-to-face worlds.