College Profile: Nova Southeastern University - Online School

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Nova Southeastern University, a private, not-for-profit institution, offers a diverse array of innovative academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, complementing on-campus educational opportunities and resources with accessible distance learning programs, and fostering intellectual inquiry, leadership, and commitment to community through engagement of students and faculty in a dynamic, life-long learning environment.

NSU students can participate in online courses via the World Wide Web from any location in the world with an Internet connection. Online courses use a Web-based instructional platform as a centralized location for educational materials, course content and communication, both synchronous and asynchronous. The online course platform enables a wide range of online activities that facilitate frequent student-teacher and student-student interaction.

Faculty members and students interact via real-time electronic classrooms, discussion forums via threaded bulletin boards, real-time electronic classrooms that support graphical presentations and audio, and online submission of assignments in multimedia formats. NSU provides an email address and a directory for publishing assignments and resources to the Web for all students and faculty members. The Electronic Library provides access to online databases, many of which contain full-text documents.

NSU offers a wide range of online programs. Seventy-two of the university’s online undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs have been certified by the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus, and are offered through this highly successful consortium.

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