UM expands online class offerings

UM expands online class offerings

By DCIE News

UM expands online class offerings

By DCIE News
The University of Miami, along with the Division of Continuing & International Education, now offers nearly 100 online undergraduate classes from multiple UM schools and colleges.

After successfully integrating online courses into the Bachelor of General Studies curriculum, the University of Miami and the UM Division for Continuing & International Education's Distance Learning Institute are ready to offer online course options to more students than ever before. 

Rebecca Fox of the Division for Continuing & International Education says "this is designed to give students something extra, it's about giving students access to what they need." These online classes are not meant to be a replacement for the University's traditional education system, but they enable students to take courses from esteemed UM faculty anywhere they may be.

Bottleneck courses are classes that prevent students from graduating because they are required for a cognate or major. When these classes are full a student is unable to register and that can impact their graduation date. Thanks to the success of opening up online courses over the summer, UM has granted the Division the ability to offer these bottleneck courses as online classes to all undergraduate students during their regular semesters. There are nearly 100 online undergraduate courses now available, across multiple UM schools and colleges.

Manuel Sicre is a fulltime lecturer at the Miami Business School, and one of the first to adopt online teaching at UM. He agrees with Fox, who states that the faculty who participate in online courses are teaching with the same pedagogy that is applied to in-person classes. Sicre believes online courses offer students a lot of flexibility and says "I do it because I love it...I do not allow my online classes to effect my in-class teaching."

Read the full article over at The Miami Hurricane

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