United States Merchant Marine Academy

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Technology & Support

Networking

LinkedIn N/A

Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed DSL
Delivery modes
Live streaming video Yes
Live streaming audio Yes
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio Yes
Software-based readers No
Application for display on tablet computer No
Description of tablet application No
Application for display on smartphone No
Description of application for smartphone No
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs Yes
Courses designed by certified instructional designers No
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Learn Yes

Support

Services
Academic advising Yes
Bookstore No
Career placement assistance N/A
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services No
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian No
Local area network No
Mentoring No
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops No
Same services are provided for all online programs N/A
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Sometimes
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Sometimes
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Rarely
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Usually
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Rarely

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live All
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. Most
Classes with lectures All
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A

Requirements

New-student orientation No
Review and sign ethics statement No
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes

Assessment

Exams Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments No
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Students receive detailed feedback from instructors on homework/project assignments which informs the student of the high level of detail with which their work products are being scrutinized. Exams are timed in most courses.

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