A hybrid class is one that meets in class for a few hours per week, but then requires students to do independent work outside of class as well. A hybrid class is not an online class, although much independent work will be done on the computer or in the language lab. Students will need to have access to a working computer with speakers and a microphone.
An online class is one where students do all work online. As such, students need to have access to a working computer with speakers and a microphone. A student who is considering taking a language class online must also be motivated and self-disciplined. While convenient for those who work or travel, an online class is not self-paced. Students must adhere to deadlines. It is very common for students to think that an online class is easier than a face-to-face one. However, many find the opposite is true. Please consider your time, your level of self-motivation and how savvy you are with technology when deciding to sign up for an online class.
At LSC-CyFair, proctored testing is required in all online and most hybrid language classes. That means students will have to make arrangements to take tests in a proctored environment. Students may take tests at any LSC campus for no charge. It is also possible to make arrangements to take tests at other universitiesí testing centers; however there is usually a fee involved.