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FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)


Q: What is the best way to contact the online teacher?
A: The best way to contact your teacher will be through the email using the class-list tool within their online course as well as through MS Teams. It is best to first check you online course as teachers will post messages indicating the best way to contact them and their office hours. 

Q: Can students work at their own pace, accelerating when possible and slowing down when needed? Are there any limits to how quickly they can work through one course and move onto the next?
A: Revelation Online offers both a quarterly and semester paced program, there are due dates and deadlines for assignments, quizzes, and major assessments.  There is flexibility around how students can work through their course, we suggest contacting the teacher to help set-up a schedule to ensure success. 

Q: Is coursework fully online or is there a face-to-face component? If there is a face-to-face component, is it required?
A: Course lessons and materials are provided through an Online LMS (desire2learn)

Online Learning Terms 

Having an understanding of the terms related to online learning helps provide clarity regarding what it is and how it is offered.

  • Asynchronous Instruction - Instruction or communication that is not “live” between participants, e.g., email, forums, message boards, blogs, videos or podcasts.
  • Synchronous Instruction - Online teaching and learning in which the participants interact at the same time and in the same space. Video or web-based conferencing is an example of a tool used for synchronous instruction purposes.
  • Blended Learning - Blended learning environments provide students with the opportunity to engage in their learning partly online away from their teacher and partly in a face-to-face environment, e.g., in a classroom or outreach setting.
  • Learning Management System  - LMS is web-based software designed to store learning content, coursework, feedback, communications, and to manage student progress online.
  • Concurrent Registration - When a student enrols in a supplemental online course at a school that is not their local school, this is referred to as a concurrent registration. Students would be registered in two schools, their local school and the concurrent school.
  • Credit Recovery - Credit recovery provides opportunities for students who have not been successful in a course to redo coursework or retake the whole course in order to obtain credit or a higher mark than previously earned. Online learning is one of many ways to achieve this.
  • Online Course  - An online course is one in which instruction and assessment takes place primarily over the internet through a Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Online Learning Program - An online learning program is a structured learning environment in which students engage with their teachers in one or more courses online. Alberta certificated teachers are responsible for instruction and assessment of student learning.
  • Web-based Conferencing - Web-based conferencing is a way of meeting “live” or synchronously using a web cam, headset and microphone.
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