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Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Delivery Modes

Courses are delivered through various modes at Polk State College to maximize options and flexibility.

  • The traditional face-to-face classroom setting is offered at all campuses and centers.
  • Pure Internet has no face-to-face component. Instruction is delivered with the same quality as traditional education. Students use an Internet-connected computer and the College’s online learning management system called Polk Access to Learning (PAL). Some pure Internet classes may require proctored examinations. This may require visiting a testing center and may involve additional costs. The course schedule identifies the delivery method.
  • Hybrid courses are a blend of Internet and face-to-face course delivery. In a hybrid course, students attend class for some of the allotted class time and then participate in the course using the Internet as well.

Students must meet the minimum technology requirements to participate in Internet and Hybrid courses. Polk State College’s Distance Learning website explains the requirements and provides further details, including a description of the PAL interface.