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E-Learning and Instructional Support

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
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Office: (248) 370-4566
Help: (248) 805-1625

What is an Online Program?

Oakland University offers a growing number of online program that range from partially to 100% online. There are many different definitions of what constitutes an online program. The following will help you understand how online learning is defined at Oakland University:

A program where all courses are delivered 100% online. In these programs, students never have to come to Oakland University's campus. There may still be synchronous class meetings, experiential learning components and even some required in-person courses or meetings.

If any part of a 100% online course requires the student to be in-person, an online or ‘local to the student’ alternative will be made available.
Synonyms: 100% online, Distance education, Fully at a distance, Online program

If a program is offered partially online, that means that there is some combination of online and on-campus coursework. Partially online programs at Oakland University are 50-99% online.
Synonyms: Hybrid, Blended, Primarily online, Partially at a distance