By: Joel Vazquez, Writer / Follow South Jersey Higher Education Intern
DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP & VINELAND, N.J. — On Monday, Rowan College of South Jersey opened up course registration for its planned return to in-person classes. The college, which has campuses in Gloucester and Cumberland counties, is offering students four styles of learning for the upcoming fall semester: on-campus, hybrid, live online and traditional online.
With vaccinations becoming more available, RCSJ President Frederick Keating said in a press release that he is “excited at the prospect of bringing students back on campus this fall.” However, remote learning proved to work better for some students, which is why the college is offering multiple options as part of its course registration for the fall semester.
On-campus learning is when students and teachers meet in-person every class – the “normal” college course experience. Hybrid is a combination of meeting in the classroom some days and remotely on other days. Live online learning is when students and professors meet at a set time off campus via the internet, similar to . And traditional online learning is when all coursework is on the internet. In this format, students typically work on their own time and rarely meet with the instructor.
The Gloucester and Cumberland campuses will kick off their fall semesters in September.
“As the cold days of winter come to an end and spring approaches, the anticipation of warm weather and vaccinations offers us hope for brighter days ahead,” Keating said in a press release.
RCSJ’s upcoming summer semester will proceed in a virtual learning environment, as the Gloucester County campus will continue to serve as one of New Jersey’s six COVID-19 vaccine mega sites.
“Yes, masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer will still be part of our world, at least for a little while longer — but we will once again be together learning on campus and in classrooms,” Keating said in a press release.
For more information about RCSJ fall semester or how to apply, visit rcsj.edu/enroll.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.