Need a flexible schedule? Have a full-time job? In today’s society it is becoming increasingly difficult to attend traditional classes while maintaining a job and fulfilling family obligations. Fortunately, online courses allow students to further their educational goals from practically anywhere. All that is required is willingness and dedication to dive into the world of online learning.
RCC is authorized to serve students in in several states, in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education State Authorization Requirements as established in HEOA 600.9(c). For more information view the Distance Learning: Out of State Student Policy. For more informatin about state autorization visit the Rockingham Community College State Authorization page.
The Need For Online Courses
At Rockingham Community College, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to further their education. We understand that many people have time constraints or difficulties getting to our campus. RCC offers online courses that allow you to take classes on your schedule, from home. Best of all, there are no additional fees to take online courses. Please note that students enrolling into online courses should be skilled in using a computer and meet the minimum computer system and browser requirements.
Are You Suited to Take Online Courses?
Online courses are not for everyone. There is often a misconception that online classes are easier than a traditional class, but this is far from the truth. In fact, students often find they spend more time actively working in an online class.
Please consider taking our Online Readiness Assessment to see if you are ready for online learning.
How Online Classes Work
Online students "attend" class by accessing the class and completing assignments according to the class schedule. Students are required to complete assignments according to the class schedule, to maintain regular contact with the instructor, and to participate in online class discussions. Online courses run on the same semester schedule traditional classes. Students enrolling in distance learning courses follow the RCC Academic Honesty Policy.
Distance Learning Staff
Louis McIntyre - Title III Project Director
336-342-4261 extension 2582
Bridgette Gloster - Title III Activity Coordinator
336-342-4261 extension 2268
Curtis Dunlap - Distance Learning Specialist
336-342-4261 extension 2269
Gabrielle Rumley-Smith - Title III Instructional Designer
336-342-4261 extension 2273
Tina Rhodes - Online Student Support and Technology Specialist
336-342-4261 extension 2270
What is Title III? (Page and link coming soon)
Types Of Distance Learning Courses
Internet or Online: College credit or continuing education course where 100% of the instruction is delivered through the Internet.
Hybrid: College credit or continuing education course where more than 50% is on-line with a requirement that students also meet in traditional face-to-face sessions as determined appropriate by the college.
Video conferencing: College credit or continuing education course where 100% of the instruction is delivered by two or more way video.
Blended: College credit or continuing education course where 50% or less is on-line with a requirement that students also meet in traditional face-to-face sessions as determined appropriate by the college.
Distance learning courses are integrated into existing curriculum programs. Currently, there are some programs that can be completed by taking half of the required courses online. View the Credit Course Schedule that contains a list of online classes.
It's Distance Learning Week! Come celebrate with the Distance Learning Staff!
1) DL Open House: ADT 102 November 7, 2018! 10:00 - 2:00
We will be offering tours of our studio, development room, Eagle-Eye Camera classroom, and the Poly-Com (Information Highway) classroom. Our studio will be in full production mode with the Light Board! We will have green screen videos, Eagle Eye camera, and the Test Bird (audio locator) running in the different classrooms.
Snacks and DL swag will be available - koozies, mugs, and magnets!
Distance Learning staff will be available to answer any questions.
2) #RockDLPride Selfie
Rock DL Pride selfie is a fun activity where participants take a selfie showing themselves working on Moodle.
Example: a Moodle course showing on a computer/tablet in the selfie shot.
Participants can to post to any or all RCC social media outlets, but to be entered into the prize drawing, they need to email RCCDL@rockinghamcc.edu.
A random drawing will occur at 3pm on Friday November 9. The winner will receive a gift card.
Winner will be notified through RCC email.
3) Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Using the interactive map of campus. Click on each hotspot to learn facts related to Distance Learning.
Then participants can complete the Scavenger Hunt Questions.
All who complete the questions will entered into the prize drawing.
The prize drawing will occur at 3pm on Friday November 9. The winner will receive a gift card.
Winner will be notified by RCC email.