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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 Yes
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
Courses designed by an outside firm No
Learning management system used N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Sakai Yes
Other software Yes
Other software description Scholar, WebEx, Centra Symposium

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 provided for all online programs No
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support Yes

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live All
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. All
Percentage of classes with lectures All
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 4
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 Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Virginia Tech's Graduate Honor Code establishes a standard of academic integrity. The code demands a firm adherence to a set of values and is founded on the concept of honesty with respect to the intellectual efforts of oneself and others. Compliance with the Graduate Honor Code requires that all graduate students exercise honesty and ethical behavior in all their academic pursuits, whether these undertakings pertain to study, course work, research, extension, or teaching.

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