All online classes are offered as asynchronous learning experiences, allowing maximum flexibility in a student’s schedule. Course content is delivered mainly via text notes, voice-over PowerPoints, streaming video, and threaded discussions to provide a connection between students and faculty through visual, auditory, and text-driven interactions. Classes are kept small to encourage active community building among fellow students and students and faculty. Prearranged real-time online meetings allow for direct access to faculty.
To address student concerns or questions about an online learning environment, an orientation course, offered by Johns Hopkins University, introduces the students to the online learning tools, and is required before taking the first online class.