The Online Experience

Distance Learning

Goucher provides the best distance education because we rely on the most effective tools and an incredible faculty to deliver our content.

The Learning Management System used at Goucher is more than a technology platform. Rather, it’s a pedagogical model designed for collaboration and multimedia. Students and faculty connect synchronously using a Live Chat tool with audio and video capabilities and asynchronously using other rich multimedia experiences. The system is designed to support student interaction using social networking tools such as wikis, blogs, and discussion boards (text- and audio-based).

All of our professors are trained in the most successful methods for teaching online, and they work with a design team to create and deliver their courses. Faculty maintain regular contact with students throughout the semester. Depending on the course, this may involve group work through the course discussion board, online conferencing and chat rooms, open source collaboration and conference calls with guest speakers.