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2009 - 2011 CNM Catalog June 2010, Volume 43 with Addendum Information 
    
2009 - 2011 CNM Catalog June 2010, Volume 43 with Addendum Information [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Distance Learning


Distance Learning (DL) courses facilitate online learning and are especially suited to reach busy people who wish to increase their knowledge and skills without giving up their jobs, losing income or interfering with family responsibilities. Courses maintain the same high quality educational standards as those of the traditional classroom with the additional flexibility and convenience of learning built around the student’s schedule. The various forms of communication and instructional technologies utilized permit and encourage students to participate in discussions with faculty and classmates.

Who is a Successful Distance Learning Student?

Successful distance learners are self-motivated.

Students must devote at least the same amount of time, or possibly more time, to participate in a distance learning course as they would to a traditional course.

Successful distance learners manage their time well.

Students appreciate the flexibility that distance learning courses offer and the freedom to schedule coursework at their convenience.

Check out MATH 2096  the Online Student Success course offered through the School of Adult & General Education. This on-credit course helps students develop the skills and practice habits of a successful online learner. See the Schedule of Classes for current offerings.

Types of DL Classes

CNM uses the following Distance Learning delivery methods:

Internet Course

Course content is offered through the Internet. Presentations, learning activities, inter-active quizzes and tests are online. Instructors use e-mail, homepages and course management tools. Student must have access to an internet browser and an e-mail address. Three different types of courses fall under this delivery method:

Online Course: All of the course content is delivered online. Course orientation, assignments, presentations, learning activities, interactive quizzes and tests are online. Instructors use e-mail, homepages and course management tools. Online courses require students to have access to a computer. Additionally students may be required to have access to a Web browser and purchase software.

Blended Course: The majority of the course content is delivered via the Internet. However, blended learning courses require on-campus sessions for orientations, presentations, exams, labs and/or other assessment activities with an instructor or in a proctored setting. The number of face-to-face sessions will vary depending on course requirements. Blended online courses require students to have access to a computer. Additionally students may be required to have access to a Web browser and purchase software.

Hybrid Course: A “hybrid” course combines both face-to-face classroom instruction and online Internet-based learning. Fifty Percent of the student’s time is spent in the classroom and fifty percent of the time the student works independently on his or her own computers. For example, in courses where students typically meet face-to-face two days a week, hybrid courses may meet in the classroom once a week and the remaining course time is spent in an online classroom environment. Hybrid courses require students to have access to a computer.

DVD Courses

Course presentations are delivered via DVD or videotape. (100% online/ DVD and carries the online course fee.)

How to Register for DL Courses

Students should follow the regular CNM registration process (see the Registration  section).

After Registration

  • Step 1: Read the Course Instructions
    Go to the DL homepage located at cnm.edu/depts/dl/. To access course instructions, click on the name of the course listed on the homepage. The course instructions contain important information provided by the instructor.
  • Step 2. Get books and supplies
    Some distance learning courses use different textbooks than oncampus sections of the same course. Students are encouraged to carefully review the course information for the correct title and edition of the text and name of the author before purchasing textbooks. Students can purchase textbooks from the bookstores by mail, phone, online or in person. For information about the CNM Bookstore, please see the Schedule of Classes.
  • Step 3: E-mail the instructor
    Many instructors request that students e-mail them right after registration, while others may require students to attend an orientation on campus to obtain important information. Students should e-mail their instructors to get further instructions and to let them know they have read the course instructions and are prepared to begin the course.
  • Step 4: Access the Course
    A class cannot be accessed until 8 a.m. on the day the class begins. On the first day of class students should login to Blackboard, open the class and begin. Remember, successful DL students ask questions. Students who are unsure of what to do should e-mail their instructor.

Where to Access a Course

CNM’s Distance Learning classes use Blackboard Learning System, a course management system. Blackboard works with a computer’s Internet browser to create a “virtual classroom” where online tools such as a discussion board, chat room, e-mail, online quizzes and more are used.

Students can login to Blackboard in the student tab through my CNM or go to elearning.cnm.edu

Technical Support: Embanet Helpdesk 1-888-560-4927

Contact Information

Distance Learning Office, (505) 224-3317 or (888) 453-1304, cnm.edu/depts/dl

Visit the DL FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) online at cnm.edu/depts/dl/FAQ.php.