Course OnLine (COL) is a unique technology, developed internally at DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media, that captures the essential components of a classroom lecture--the audio, video, notes from a whiteboard, and the display from the instructor's PC or overhead projector--and synchronizes these elements into a single, flexible online interface.
Who may use Course OnLine?
All registered students may use Course OnLine, whether they are enrolled in the on-campus section of our program or the online section.
What does Course OnLine look like?
What if I am not running the Windows operating system?
For non-Windows users, there is an option to use a Flash-based player with very similar functionality and interface.
When are the lectures made available?
In general lectures are made available about 3-4 hours after the lecture ends, and all lectures are viewable throughout the quarter while the student is enrolled in the program.
How is the online section of the program conducted?
We have two sections of the program: the traditional section which meets on campus and another section for students who are taking the program online. Students in the online section view the program lectures using COL, instead of coming to class in person. They follow the same course schedule and the same (or equivalent) course requirements as the on-campus students. Coursework is facilitated by an online course management and communication system.
If I take the online section, can I still attend classes in person?
No, you should not expect to be attending classes in person if you enroll in the online section.
Is there tuition price difference for the online section?
No, there is no tuition price difference between the on-campus section and the online section
How do I know if I should sign up for the online section?
If you are certain that you cannot attend classes on campus, but would still like to take the program, you might consider taking the online section. Most students who are successful taking our programs online share some important characteristics such as the ability to work independently and manage their time effectively. These students are also highly comfortable using technology to view courses, to read lecture notes, and to communicate with instructors and classmates.
How do I sign up for the online section of the program?
You can apply for admissions to the program online, or via fax, mail or in person. A $40.00 application fee (non-refundable) is also required.