Students who are in the Library Specialization may complete all requirements for the degree online. Students must be able to attend classes in Baton Rouge to complete the Archives Specialization or the Information Management Specialization.
SLIS currently offers courses in three formats:
• Face-to-Face – students attend classes in Baton Rouge
• Online – the course is completed online using combinations of Moodle and Adobe Connect. Online courses may by asynchronous (there are no scheduled times that students must be online) or synchronous (there are scheduled times that students must be online)
• Compressed Video – students attend class in Baton Rouge and in other classrooms around the state. Further, the Archival Education Collaborative uses compressed video to share its courses. Students at all sites are able to see and hear the instructor and other students.
Students may take courses in any combination of formats. For example, a student in New Orleans may take some classes face-to-face in Baton Rouge, some classes at a compressed video site in New Orleans, and some classes online. Most students take courses in a combination of formats.
Students are expected to have necessary hardware, software and basic computer competencies. These are described at: SLIS Technology Requirements.