What You Should Expect From a JVLA Course
JVLA teachers are seasoned Ignatian educators from Jesuit schools throughout the United States. They are certified in the subject area in which they are teaching, and have gone through extensive training in the development and delivery of online courses.
Courses are designed around a series of learning modules that students complete together. Though the delivery will be different, just like the traditional classroom, there will be lectures, discussions, projects, reading assignments, and more. Much of the work is done independently on students’ own time utilizing learning tools (discussion boards, blogs, wikis, group projects) that are participative in nature. There will also be occasions when students gather online at the same time for live discussions, teacher instruction and guest lectures.
These courses are designed to be very challenging. Students can expect to commit the same amount of time to a JVLA course as they would any other. (Estimates should include actual class time as well as time spent on homework.)
Your classmates will be young men and women from other Jesuit schools around the country. The courses are meant to be interactive experiences. As such it is the shared responsibility of all of the class’ participants, both students and teacher, to build a rich learning community.
Still Have Questions?
Still trying to decide if a JVLA course is right for you? Talk with your school advisor/counselor, or contact Steve Haessler at the JVLA, toll-free at (877)729-5852 ext. 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Descriptions of the Courses offered are in the Strake Jesuit Course Catalog