Distance Education refers to courses where the instructor and the students are not in the same physical location when instruction occurs. Lamar State College Port Arthur offers Distance Education through online courses.
Online courses are those where instruction is delivered using the Internet. Online courses require Internet access and email and the student can attend the class at anytime from anywhere. Some online courses, however, may require visits to campus for labs or exams. While the student does not have to attend a traditional classroom, assignments and other course deadlines apply.
There is a face-to-face orientation offered by each instructor for every online class at the beginning of each term. The instructors go over the syllabus, what the student should expect, and the course structure. The orientations are generally about an hour long and are held the first week of class. The orientations are optional for the students but are a good way to meet the instructor and other students in the class and ask questions they might not realize they have.
Students who are current Lamar State College Port Arthur students can enroll in an online course after consulting with their adviser. Students new to Lamar State College must first apply for admission to the college. Registration for online courses is conducted at the same time as campus-based courses.
Distance Learning Coordinator: Darren McIntire
Office: Madison Monroe Education Building, Room 114
IT Help Desk: Kenneth Lisby
Office: Gates Memorial Library