You'll download reading materials, debate issues on discussion boards, watch and listen to video and audio podcasts of lectures or demonstrations, chat in real-time with your professor and others students.
Except for your classes being online, in all other ways they mirror NJIT's traditional classes. The same NJIT professor who teaches the on-campus class usually teaches the online class. And online courses begin and end on essentially the same dates as the traditional classes.
In terms of content, most online courses have three main parts:
- streaming video lectures
- electronic discussion board with discussion and conversation
- posted lectures, presentations, and notes
Students can visit online classes any time and can stay in class as long as they'd like. They can also view the video lectures and discussions repeatedly until they understand the content.
The curriculum is the same as an on-campus course, which requires at least three hours per week, not including homework, study time, and assignments.
At the beginning of the semester, your professor will tell you when they have office hours. But generally, you'll communicate with your professor electronically or by phone during office hours.