Back to Carolina
Back to Carolina is a manageable degree completion
program with online courses for qualified students who previously attended USC. A Bachelor of Arts in
Liberal Studies will be offered initially, with offerings growing over time.
For more information and details of the program, visit the
Back to Carolina website.
Through an enhanced Distance Learning Program, USC can expand access to higher education in the state and region, alleviate classroom capacity constraints, help students meet graduation requirements in a timely fashion, provide opportunities for degree completion to those who have attended college but not yet graduated, and serve as a catalyst for innovative teaching in the digital age.
2012-13 Course Development Grant Program
What is Distributed Learning?
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Distributed Learning Course Development Grant Program. Complete program information is available below.
uses technology to facilitate learning, whether on or off campus, in real time or at student discretion. It provides students with greater flexibility by minimizing time, distance and classroom space as constraints on learning. Wherever students are and whenever they learn, they can be reached by Distributed Learning courses.
is a subset of Distributed Learning. Distance Education focuses on reaching students who are separated by distance from the instructor. USC has adopted Distributed Learning as its nomenclature because it is more inclusive and more descriptive of how USC is now doing technology-assisted learning.
is much more than broadcast of lectures or an on-line or recorded substitute for live lectures. At its best, Distributed Learning expands and enhances the opportunities for various types of interaction between students and faculty and enriched use of a variety of course content materials and evaluation exercises. Distributed Learning can be available 24/7. It can be “anywhere, anytime” learning.
On-line courses are courses which are delivered, as the name implies, fully on-line. Blended courses are mixed-delivery mode courses with both meet in a traditional classroom and have a substantial on-line component. Typically, a blended course would meet in a classroom for one 50 or 75 session and complete the required contact minutes via on-line content.
For more information, contact:
Lacy Ford, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Last Updated: September 27, 2011.