The online campus exists to help fulfill PI’s mission— to make apostolic training available anywhere in the world. It exists to train men and women who are too far from a local campus or are unable to attend the local campus due to scheduling conflicts.
The online campus replicates the local campus as much as possible by delivering teaching and mentoring through the internet. It is a campus rather than individual learning, to make sure students learn in relationship with others.
Instruction happens by using the Canvas learning management system. Instructors deliver video lectures and engage students through meaningful online conversations.
One week prior to the course start.
Yes. It will serve the same function for the online campus as for all other campuses.
They will be required to interact with instructors. Interaction is where much of the learning takes place.
Students will have required class work every week. Each course will be completed in one month. Students take one course each month in the fall (4 courses) and one course each month in the spring (4 courses).
Yes. Online campus students will complete all components of PI as do the traditional campus students.
Instructors will have optional live interactions as needed.
No. The online campus is more expensive.
It is a campus where students interact with peers and instructors, similar to how they would in a local campus.
More than one distance learning model exists. This is one type of distance learning model that maintains a close relationship with peers and instructors.
PIOC students must have internet service that is adequate for video viewing and uploading. Chrome Browser is recommended for viewing all course content and Office Suite is recommended for assignment completion.
At this time PIOC is only available for those who are proficient in English both reading, writing and speaking. In the future, PI hopes to offer other languages through PIOC.