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Table 7 Updated definitions of eLearning Courses and Programs, Version 2.0

From: Supporting decision-making processes on blended learning in higher education: literature and good practices review

Level Category Characterization
Course-level 1. Classroom Course Course activity is organized around scheduled class meetings
2. Synchronous Distributed Course Web-based technologies are used to extend classroom lectures and other activities to students at remote sites in real time
3. Web-Enhanced Course Online course activity complements class sessions without reducing the number of required class meetings.
4. Blended (also called Hybrid) Classroom Course Online activity is mixed with classroom meetings, replacing a significant percentage, but not all required face-to-face instructional activities.
5. Blended (also called Hybrid) Online Course Most course activity is done online, but there are some required face-to-face instructional activities, such as lectures, discussions, labs, or other in-person learning activities.
6. Online Course All course activity is done online; there are no required face-to-face sessions within the course and no requirements for on-campus activity
7. Flexible Mode Course Offers multiple delivery modes so that students can choose which delivery mode(s) to use for instructional and other learning purposes.
Program-level 1. Classroom Program The program may include a mix of traditional, web-enhanced, or hybrid courses, but all courses require some face-to-face lecture sessions
2. Multi-Format Program A program mixes classroom courses with other formats that may use a variety of different delivery modes, web-enhanced, blended, fully online courses, synchronous distributed courses, etc., without a specific access goal.
3. Blended Program A significant percentage, but not all of the credits required for program completion are offered fully online
4. Online Program All credits required to complete the program are offered as fully online courses.
  1. Source: (Mayadas et al., 2015)