Consistent with current guidance provided by public health officials, Aims Community College will be offering Online and Remote Learning courses for the Summer 2020 semester. As guidance from public health officials is updated, we may add on-campus and in-person instruction later in the summer. Registration is open and continues through the start of the summer term, May 26.
Currently scheduled face-to-face summer courses will be canceled. If you are currently enrolled in one of these courses, an Aims Community College staff member will contact you about your options. With newly added online and remote learning options for summer 2020, you may find additional courses that fit your schedule and academic pathway. Feel free to also check out the updated summer 2020 schedule.
As students prepare to take summer classes, here are some things to know:
Definition of Summer Course Methods
Online Learning: This is a learning method that requires the use of different teaching processes other than face-to-face teaching. Students can access course materials at a time convenient for them.
Remote Learning: This is still real-time learning—with a virtual twist. The course will use different technologies, such as Zoom, to meet with students in order to maintain social distancing. Instruction and virtual meetings occur at a scheduled day and specific time in which you can interact with your instructor and classmates so attendance and participation in the live course is expected.
Update to the Published Schedule—“Remote Learning Campus”
Aims has a new “campus” called REMOTE LEARNING and can be found on the published schedule along with two new “buildings” called ZOOM and RMLG.
NOTE: Aims now uses Zoom, a simplistic and powerful video conferencing software. It is internet browser-based and works on computers, laptops, Chrome computers, or any smartphone or tablet. It allows instructors to move their physical classrooms online so it remains productive, committed, and safe. Instructors may also use it for online meetings, online office hours, study time, and for sharing content and presentations.
These additions will allow students to search the registration schedule by campus (online or remote learning) when they register. The distinction of the type of instruction ensures students are aware of the type of teaching method that will be experiencing when taking a course.
Aims is excited to expand the way we offer courses to students. Faculty, staff, and students are asked to continue their flexibility as courses get started this summer. Please continue to look for updates as we may offer on-campus in-person instruction as safety guidelines allow. We look forward to a remarkable summer of learning!