Distance and Distributed Learning

Student Distance Learning Orientation

  • On-Campus (Optional), Mary T. Christian Auditorium: 5:00 – 6:00pm
    • Thursday January 5th 5:00-6:00pm  2017: 01/5/2017 (Spring 2017)
    • Wednesday May 10th 5:00-6:00pm  2017: 05/10/2017 (Summer 2017)
    • Wednesday August 16th 5:00-6:00pm  2017: 08/16/2017 (Fall 2017)

What is Distance and Distributed Learning?

Distance Learning takes place when an instructor and students are separated by physical distance , and technologies are used to bridge the instructional gap. Distance Learning allows students to take classes whenever and where ever they choose. When technology is used in concert with face-to-face communication; this is called Distributed Learning.

The purpose of distance learning at Thomas Nelson Community College is to support the mission and core values of the College by increasing access to educational programs and services. Thomas Nelson Community College distance learning options improve accessibility by minimizing enrollment barriers due to time constraints, geography, job obligations, and/or family commitments.

How are Distance Learning Courses Delivered?

All Distance Learning courses at Thomas Nelson Community College are delivered via  Blackboard, a web-based course management system. Blackboard  uses tools that help students manage documents, take tests and communicate with their instructors through discussion boards, online chat rooms, video conferencing and email.

Current Students needing assistance should contact the IT Help Desk

Send questions or comments to:

The Distance Learning Office
Diggs Hall Room 160
Hampton Campus
(757) 825-2955