Hondros College, the leading real estate, appraisal, insurance and mortgage educator for both online and classroom learning in Ohio, has transitioned all real estate licensing courses to an online, synchronous distance-learning format to minimize the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to students, staff, and community. Synchronous distance learning means the instructor and students are separated only by distance and not time, allowing for real-time interaction between students and instructor. These courses are now available immediately for students that would prefer to take instructor-led courses rather than the traditional online courses that Hondros College also offers.
Once Governor Mike DeWine recommended that Ohio education providers suspend in-person classes, Hondros College began working to transition courses to the online synchronous live stream format. Hondros College went live with this new format on Thursday, March 26. These courses provide the same materials, instructors, and classroom participation as in-person courses, just in a safe and distant environment.
"While classrooms across the country are being disrupted and many schools are struggling to implement new virtual learning solutions, we are grateful to already have in place all of the distance learning technologies and platforms needed for individuals to learn in a live virtual setting," said Tina Lapp, President of Hondros College. "Following the advice of Governor DeWine, we implemented an action plan to close our classroom locations and transition our staff and students to this virtual setting, with new remote instructor office hours, virtual open houses, and student support available seven days a week to help individuals who are looking to complete licensing or continuing education during this time. We hope that by minimizing disruptions to learning that we can offer even a little peace of mind in this uncertain time, and we encourage instructors to connect with individuals to share real-life experiences, answer questions, and help apply concepts to the practice of real estate."
Hondros College also offers live streaming courses for mortgage loan officer and insurance licensing as well as asynchronous online courses.
"At Hondros College, we are dedicated to serving our students and passionate about providing them with the tools necessary to help them succeed in their career," said Tina Lapp. "We recognize this is a difficult time for many people, and we want our students and communities to know that we are here to support them."
For more information on current regulations and guidance directed by the Ohio Division of Real Estate, please visit https://www.com.ohio.gov/real/. For more information on Hondros College’s response to COVID-19, visit https://www.hondros.com/helpful-information-about-coronavirus/.
About Hondros College
Educating over one million real estate, appraisal, mortgage, insurance, and home inspection students via classroom and online courses, Hondros College has been a leader in adult education over the last 50 years. Whether it’s pre-licensing and exam prep solutions, to post-licensing and continuing education courses, Hondros College is committed to ensuring student success through their entire education experience. For more information, visit www.hondros.com