Questions to Ask About Learning Formats
What learning formats/options are available?
There are face-to-face options that are entirely in person, hybrid models that are a mixture of face-to-face and online, or entirely online. Most institutions will provide a description/definition in the catalog or in the class schedules.
- Online/distance education
- Hybrid classes offered both online and in-person
What is the frequency and time of meeting times?
- Your Choice (Independent Study, arranged with a faculty member)
- What other options are available?
Are any courses or programs offered through Competency-Based Education (CBE)?
Read up on the learning experiences of courses offered through competency-based education.
Sources of Information
Competency-based Education Network
Does the institution offer any accelerated paths?
You may have acquired knowledge through your work or other experiences that could help you satisfy the requirements of a course through challenge exams or other assessments without having to take the entire course.