Interactive Distance Learning is a planned teaching/learning experience in which the instructor and students are separated by physical distance and/or time and use a wide spectrum of media to communicate. Interactive Distance Learning courses are comparable to courses taught in a face-to-face classroom environment at HMC. They are taught by HMC instructors, carry the same number of credits, can be applied to degree or elective requirements and are accepted for transfer (institution-dependent).
It is important for students to realize that courses offered through IDL are NOT easier than courses provided through face-to-face instruction. Students need to be motivated and disciplined, and they may be required to submit assignments, participate in threaded discussions and complete examinations by designated deadlines.