White Earth Tribal College Announces Plans for In-Person & Remote Classes This Fall
JT Thaden | Jul 23, 2020 AT 11:26 am
MAHNOMEN - White Earth Tribal and Community College (WETCC) plans to be open for the fall semester.
HyFlex is a hybrid flexible mode of course delivery that combines face-to-face and online learning. As long as COVID allows, WETCC students will be allowed the flexibility of attending the in-person class, joining the class live via Zoom, or watching a recording of the class at a later time.
“Because the COVID-19 situation is so uncertain, we want to be prepared for anything” said Brian Dingmann, Academic Dean, “we’ve spent a lot of time planning out the semester and ensuring we provide for a safe environment for all students.”
New equipment has been ordered to accommodate the HyFlex course delivery method. New TV monitors, cameras, and other technology are being installed now in preparation for fall classes. Also new this year is the addition of computers as a part of the financial aid package. Students will be able to purchase a laptop computer from the WETCC bookstore which will be compatible with the needs of the classes being offered. “This will ensure students have the equipment needed to continue classes if we should face a shut down again like last semester” said Dingmann.
The HyFlex courses will allow students the opportunity to be in-person one-on-one with class instructors, join the class live from their home or watch the class recording at a more convenient date/time. HyFlex allows great flexibility for students, can help during storm days, and especially will be beneficial during the uncertain times of COVID.