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"It's the only program that allows you to combine on-campus education with online convenience."
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Q: How does BlendEd work?
A: As a student in a BlendEd course at Lakeland College, you have the option of deciding, each and every week, whether to attend class at your nearby Lakeland College center, or completing the course work online. It is truly a student-centered approach that is unique to Lakeland College.
Q: Do I have to contact anyone about my decision to attend the classroom session or complete the work online each week?
A: No! The flexibility of BlendEd gives you the freedom to decide, even at the last minute. It doesn’t matter if you have conflicting plans, a family emergency, or a last-minute surprise. If you don’t or can’t attend the classroom session, you can complete your work online that week around your schedule.
Q: Will my grades be affected by using one format more than the other?
A: No! BlendEd is all about taking advantage of the format that is convenient for you.
Q: What kind of technology will I need in order to use the online format?
A: BlendEd uses Blackboard, a leading enterprise software company for e-Education, for its online format. All you need to use Blackboard is access to a computer that has an internet connection and a web browser (i.e. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.) On Blackboard, you are able to view and submit assignments, view your course progress, post to online discussions, and interact with professors and other students. It is a very user-friendly format, and adds to the student-centered approach of BlendEd.
Q: Will I have different professors if I use both the formats, or will using the two different formats be confusing?
A: Both the classroom and online formats of each course are taught by the same person, so you don’t have to worry about different expectations or miscommunication. Students in Lakeland College’s pilot version of BlendEd said that they actually learned more going between the two formats. It allowed them to interact with different groups of people each and every week, and many students would actually attend the classroom session and join in on the online discussion and postings each week, in order to get different viewpoints on the topics covered.
Q: What types of courses are offered through BlendEd?
A: The current course schedule, and, when available, upcoming semester’s BlendEd courses are listed here. BlendEd courses are offered in many different areas of study, and for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Additional BlendEd courses will be added as demand for the format increases.
Q: How can I find out if there is a Lakeland College center near me?
A: There are seven Lakeland College centers in Wisconsin, and all will be offering BlendEd courses. The centers are located in Chippewa Falls, the Fox Cities, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, and Central Wisconsin. For information on each of the centers, click here.
Q: How can I find out more information about BlendEd?
A: You can call (866) 534-8652, or click here to contact us for more information.