Self-Paced vs. Instructor-Led

Most courses in the DLN fall into two categories: Self-Paced and Instructor Led.  Each has its own benefits depending on your learning style.

Self-Paced
Upon registration, learners will have 30 days to complete a course.

Most courses offer SCECHs upon successful completion.  This process is automatically handled through Michigan Virtual once a course is completed and learners will be notified via email when SCECHs are ready for review.

Many of the self-paced courses feature “sit & get” information. However, various learning activities will require participants to respond and/or submit answers to demonstrate their learning.

Although computer grading is performed on certain tasks, a MASSP staff member verifies that all tasks are completed to a satisfactory level before grading or finalizing a learner’s progress.

Self-paced courses cannot be “dropped” and therefore are non-refundable.

Organization is critical to the success of self-paced learners.  It is suggested that participants make a list of all activities being asked to be completed in each module to ensure all tasks are finished.  

Instructor-Led
Most courses offer SCECHs upon successful completion.  This process is automatically handled through Michigan Virtual once a course is completed and learners will be notified via email when they are ready for review.

All online, instructor-led courses must have a minimum of 10 enrolled learners in a course.  Courses with fewer than 10 participants will not run and will be rescheduled for different dates if this happens.  

Participants can drop a course up to 24 hours of the start date for a 100% refund.  After that point, no refunds are allowed. Participants can have their registration moved to another course instead.

Organization is critical to the success of instructor-led learners.  It is suggested that participants make a list of all activities being asked to be completed in each module to ensure all tasks are finished.