Face to Face
Face-to-Face courses are taught at UW-Milwaukee campuses. This is a traditional classroom format where students attend classes at a specific time and participate in a classroom with fellow students and the instructor.
Online courses are taught entirely over the Internet, giving you the freedom to learn and participate in coursework from wherever you are located. You’ll work closely with the instructor and the students in your class, just as you would in a traditional classroom, but you’ll do so by participating via online discussions or forums and completing your assignments. Some online courses have required meetings where students and the instructor meet virtually at the same time. You will not be entirely on your own, but you will need to employ good organizational and time-management skills to be successful as an online student as due dates for course requirements are enforced. For more information on online learning at UW-Milwaukee, visit the UWM Online webpage.
Fully Online Option
Refers to program coursework where all courses can be taken fully online. Some of this coursework may require clinical experience courses, out of department general education requirement courses or elective courses that cannot be taken online.
“Hybrid” or “Blended” are names commonly used to describe courses in which some traditional face-to-face “seat time” has been replaced by online learning activities. The purpose of a hybrid course is to take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning. A hybrid course is designed to integrate face-to-face and online activities so that they reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another, instead of treating the online component as an add-on or duplicate of what is taught in the classroom.