Distance Education

Distance Education in Curriculum & Instruction distance_learning_graduation

Off-site Face-to-face Programs

On-line Programs


  • On-site classes and programs occur face-to-face on the Las Cruces Campus.  Some of these classes may have Web enhancement features or services.
  • Off-campus site classes and programs occur face-to-face in remote locations throughout the state or at one of our NMSU campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, and Grants.
  • Distance Education is a formal education process in which learning occurs through any electronic media (including hybrid classes) and/or through face-to-face meetings at off-campus sites.
  • Online classes and programs occur when the instructors and learners are not in the same physical place for at least 90% of the time, through various electronic media, including asynchronous or synchronous electronic communication such as Canvas, Centra, Skype, Mediasite, and/or ITV. *
  • Hybrid classes and programs occur through any combination of face-to-face (f2f) and electronic media (such as, but not limited to, Canvas, Centra, Skype, Mediasite, and/or ITV), typically in about equal amounts of f2f and electronic media time.

*Typically, but not always, a class through the College of Education Distance Education Office.

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