Online Learning Guidelines

This page addresses various aspects of online learning so that Union’s educational values and institutional mission are maintained. Students are expected to review the appropriate section below for expectations and regulations on various aspects of online learning. All participants of online instruction agree to uphold existing Union Theological Seminary policies.

DEFINITION
For the purposes of this page, online learning is defined as, “learning that takes place partially or entirely over the Internet.” Methods include but are not limited to message boards, teaching platforms such as Moodle, social media, web conferencing such as Zoom, etc. Union Theological Seminary’s learning environments can exist asynchronously (students and faculty are not necessarily connected at the same time) or synchronously (students and faculty interact live). Online learning does not require students and faculty to be in the same physical location.

Source: https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf

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