Delivery Mode Descriptions
Lakeshore makes it easy for you to pursue your education with flexible delivery options that work for you -- on your terms, where you are, and when you need us. Take a look at your options to see what will work best for you.
Instruction is delivered in a face-to-face accelerated (time-compressed) format. These courses require fewer class hours and are completed in less than 15 weeks. Online activities may be required.
Instruction is delivered weekly through both online and face-to-face instruction. Approximately 50% of the instruction is delivered through each method.
Competency-Based Education (CBE)
This outcomes-based approach to earning a college credential organizes academic content around competencies and measures academic progress as the attainment or mastery of competencies. CBE is an academic model in which the time it takes to demonstrate competencies varies, and the expectations about learning are held constant. Learners demonstrate mastery through multiple forms of assessment, often at a personalized pace.
CBE Delivery Formats
CBE courses are delivered in different formats. It’s good to familiarize yourself with each one:
CBE on-campus courses offer you the opportunity to set your own flexible schedule to come to campus to complete coursework. Course activities will require you to participate on campus, in person, with your instructor and/or classmates. CBE on-campus courses also use the internet or other technology to facilitate instruction. Consult the course schedule to identify the times your class meets.
CBE hybrid courses also offer you the opportunity to set your own flexible schedule to complete coursework. CBE hybrid courses also use the internet or other technology to facilitate instruction. Additional course activities require you to participate in scheduled on-campus or virtual in-person sessions with your instructor and/or classmates. Consult the course schedule to identify the times your class meets.
CBE online courses can be completed 100% online at times and locations convenient to you. Interactions between you and your instructor can be scheduled virtually during mutually agreed upon times.
Schedules are specifically designed for students who cannot attend regularly scheduled day or evening courses. If you are a self-motivated student who wants to work on a degree or update your skills at your own pace, the Flex Lab is a great way to meet your goals.
Courses that combine online and face-to-face instruction (not including any one-time face-to-face orientation or off line testing/evaluation). At least 50% but less than 100% of course instruction is delivered using the Internet combined with face-to-face instruction.
iFlex is a course offering integrating two delivery modes allowing students flexibility of attending online and/or face-to-face. Face-to-face instruction would meet weekly not to exceed 50% (hybrid delivery mode) of total course hours of a traditional delivery format. Students would have required identical online components (assessments and lecture materials are the same, whether sitting in the classroom or learning online), with lecture content recorded and available online. Students have the ability to migrate between the two delivery modes.
In Person Courses
Instruction is delivered in a face-to-face setting. The course may use the Internet or other technology to facilitate instruction.
Instruction is delivered 100% through the Internet. Courses require work completed by specific deadlines and may require supervised onsite testing.
Instruction is delivered with students participating from designated sites. Live interaction occurs between instructor and students via two-way video conferencing. Online activities may be required.