Delivery style definitions

Continuing Studies offers five different delivery styles to suit your learning needs.

Online Synchronous

When a group of students are engaging in learning at the same time, at a specific time.

Online Asynchronous

When learning does not occur in the same place or at the same time. It uses resources that facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people.

Online Hybrid

A combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Online Self-paced

When a learner engages in online learning, individually, and at their own speed within the start and end dates of a course without instructor facilitation.

Face to Face

When learning occurs in person, at a physical location.


A combination of face to face and any type of online delivery style.


Instruction offered face to face and remotely simultaneously. Learners register for delivery mode most appropriate for them.