What is the difference between “online” courses and “Web-enhanced” courses?
An online course or Web-delivered course is taught exclusively over the Web with little or no face-to-face contact with the instructor and classmates. A Web-enabled course offers a portion of the class time (typically 50 percent) in class and the remaining class time over the Web. Web-enhanced courses are traditional classroom courses in which the content is supplemented by additional content on the Web.
An online course is taught exclusively over the World Wide Web with little or no personal contact with the instructor and classmates. Students enrolled in an online course may live only a few miles or hundreds of miles from the campus, and some may live on campus. Assignments and homework are accessed, received, and submitted through the course web site utilizing e-mail or other file transfer software. E-mail and attachments are the most commonly used. Web-enhanced courses are traditional classroom courses whose content is supplemented by a Web site designed by and for the instructor. The instructor places additional information, assignments and special links for students in his or her class to access. The Web enhancement courses are designed for the use by students who are local and enrolled in a traditional campus classroom course. Not all classroom courses have Web enhancements.