Test Drive Online Learning

Most EKU Online courses are offered in two 8-week terms in the fall and spring semesters and two 6-week terms in the summer. This accelerated schedule allows you to focus on one or two classes at a time and still make progress toward completing your degree.

EKU uses The Blackboard Learning System, which provides a framework for instructors to organize course material and interact with students through discussion boards, chat rooms and online assignments.

Some professors produce mini-lectures on video and incorporate instructional videos in their course design. Others rely more on PowerPoint presentations, discussion boards and reading assignments. Most use a combination of strategies and techniques to ensure for a high level of interaction and instructor feedback.

Every course will be presented in Blackboard, which means you will always work within a standardized course layout and navigation system. This will allow you to devote your time to the coursework rather than the technology. 

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Here are some examples of multimedia elements used in many of our courses.

Video Lecture

Sample lesson from the Master of Public Administration program.

Animation/Mixed Media

Sample lesson from the Bachelor of Psychology program.

Video Production

Sample lesson from the Bachelor of Social Work program.