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Balancing the demands of work, family, and an education can be tough. That’s why the University of North Texas at Dallas offers a variety of flexible learning formats, including evening, hybrid, and online courses, designed to fit your busy schedule. Whatever your choice, you are offered the same quality coursework and outcomes.
Distance education or distance learning is a mode of delivering education and instruction to students who are not physically present in a traditional classroom setting. Distance learning provides access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both through the use of an online learning environment. We invite you to watch a brief video about Distance Learning by clicking on the picture above. [2m 16s]
Online and hybrid courses utilize the Internet, making it convenient for you to complete assignments and interact with your instructors and classmates online, and from any location using a computer and Internet connection. There are courses on math, computers, statistics, writing, history, management, and much more.
UNT Dallas offers courses that are fully online, where all instruction and assignments are completed online using Blackboard Learn, a learning management system. Students complete assignments online from wherever and whenever they wish! Many people who take online courses also have full-time jobs, and find the convenience of online courses the best way to complete their degree.
Hybrid courses are another alternative that combine the flexibility of online courses with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the instructor and classmates. Some of the work is completed online, and the remainder through scheduled meeting times that are published for each course. Some or all meeting times may be mandatory depending upon the course and instructor.
We currently offer 222 sections of 167 different online or hybrid courses (Spring 2016) and we are in the process of developing fully online programs and will work on existing courses. Below is a list of online programs at UNT Dallas as of Spring Semester 2015 that are 50% or more online:
The University of North Texas at Dallas subscribes to a national benchmark for online course design called Quality Matters. The Quality Matters (QM) standards focus on course design, not course delivery. UNT Dallas has adapted these standards based on the needs of our students and the experience of our faculty.
Our instructors work diligently before the semester to plan their course. This ensures that the courses are efficient, engaging, and effective.
Below you will find our current and upcoming hybrid and online courses. Please note these courses are only available to Texas Residents.
You can view the syllabus from previous semesters for these courses at http://www.untdallas.edu/syllabus
UNT Dallas has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. UNTD can offer online courses to the majority of US States as listed on the SARA States & Institutions Page. Read more about Federal and State Regulations on ‘State Authorization’ of Distance Education at UNTD.