Distance education courses are available for qualified master students and Diploma of Christian Studies students who normally are unable to attend classes at CESNA's main campus.
Distance education is provided only for students who either lives more than 25 miles away from the CESNA main campus at West Covina or works more than 30 hours per week
Online Course Registration
- Just like other classroom courses, do the registration with the Academic Department. Deadline of registration for each quarter is: Dec 15 (Winter), Mar 15 (Spring), May 30 (Summer), Sep 15 (Autumn).
- Complete the registration procedure before the deadlines. Send your registration form together with payment to: CESNA 1520 W. Cameron Ave., Suite #275, West Covina, CA91790. Attn: Academic Department for Registration.
- Please provide an email address which you will be able to have regular access for retrieving mails.
- About 10 days prior to the commencement of an online course, an email will be sent to notify students that they can access the online course on Moodle. Moodle is the distance education platform used in CESNA for all online courses.
Online Course Operation
- Distance education does not simulcast lecture video in real-time. Instead, after each lecture, its recorded video is uploaded to Moodle, so students may view it online at a later time.
- The teacher uploads handouts to Moodle either before or after the lecture. Students may download the handouts.
- Every week, the teacher will post discussion questions on Moodle for students to reply online and interact among themselves.
- Require an Internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
- Require high-speed Internet connection
- View lecture videos
- Lecture videos are recorded in the Windows Media Video (WMV) format. Most PCs are able to display this video format. So when the student clicks the video link on Moodle, the video should start to play automatically. However, due to the large video size and limited Internet speed, the video may not play immediately but requires some time to buffer.
- Since Apple computers generally do not support the WMV video format, one needs to download a WMV plug-in and install it before viewing the video. Flip Player is a free plug-in that can be downloaded from the Internet.
- Basic computer skills on word processor, internet and email is required.