University of North Carolina—​Wilmington

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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 No
Software-based readers Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of tablet application No
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone No
Bulletin boards No
Simulations No
Online labs No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers No
Courses designed by an outside firm No
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Learn Yes

Support

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

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. All
Percentage of classes with lectures 51-75
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes

Requirements

New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 2
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
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 Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Each syllabus outlines the Honor Code expectations for students. Very little of the assessments given at the Masters level are exam-based. The vast majority of assignments call for students to apply the learning through performance-based, authentic approaches such as papers, projects, reflections, and teaching materials.

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