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Asynchronous Learning Teaching and learning take place without the constraints of time and place.  The student learns within the time frame of the semester and syllabus calendar, but does not need to be actively learning at the same time as everyone else in the course.

Synchronous Learning a.k.a. real-time.  Synchronous learning require the simultaneous participation and communication between the instructor and student or student-to-student. 

C-N Online/E360 LMS  C-N Online LMS is powered by Edvance360©, a web-based program that provides not only the learning management system but also a secure social network.  This program allows the instructors to share video clips, YouTube© type videos, audio files, pictures files and more. http://cnonline.cn.edu

This software is accessed anytime/anywhere as long as the instructor and student have a Carson-Newman computing network user name and password.

EagleNet Carson-Newman’s Intranet/browser based file sharing system and collaboration tool.  EagleNet is a central location to view announcements, access C-N Classified advertisements, and retrieve documents.  Access EagleNet at https://eaglenet.cn.edu using a Carson-Newman network username and password.

E360 / Edvance360 LMS (synonymous with C-N Online LMS) is powered by Edvance360©, a web-based program that provides not only the learning management system but also a secure social network.  This program allows the instructors to share video clips, YouTube© type videos, audio files, pictures files and more.

E-Reserves  Electronic reserved materials (journal articles, notes, and other non-book printed materials) available through the Stephens-Burnett Memorial Library.  http://library.cn.edu/reserves.html

F-2-F  Face-to-Face learning, usually takes place in a traditional classroom setting.  It may be on the main C-N campus or at one of its satellite locations.

Online Learning  Instruction delivered through online computing, usually using either a learning management system such as Edvance360 or via a web site developed for instruction.

Online Blended (hybrid) classes which are taught partially in the traditional classroom.  These meetings are clearly defined before semester registration and are established during on campus meeting times.  Any required face-to-face meetings make a course using Online as component a blended course.

Online Learning (OL) classes are taught completely online in a virtual classroom via the Internet.  The student and instructor may be at very distant locations and do not meet in a traditional classroom setting for the course.

Traditional Classroom Learning also known as Face-to-Face learning, takes place in a traditional classroom setting.  It may be on the main C-N campus or at one of its satellite locations.