Distance Learning at ECC

Distance Learning Student Handbook 

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Overview

What are distance learning courses?

Distance learning courses offer students the flexibility of completing some or all of their coursework and assignments without having to regularly attend classes on an ECC campus.

 

ECC currently offers two forms of distance learning course delivery:

1.   Online Courses

2.   Hybrid Courses

 

What is an Online Course?

In an online course, students access some or all of the course material and participate in course activities over the internet. Students can work from any internet-connected computer to complete assignments and interact with other students and the instructor. Textbooks are normally required in addition to the online course material. Students should attend the course orientation during the first week of the semester (see “Orientation” below). To participate in an online course, students should have regular access to a computer (Windows 95 or better) with an internet connection.  Students should also have some familiarity with internet use, email use, and file management (saving files, downloading files, attaching files to email). Students are expected to work independently with instructor guidance. Online courses are not self-paced. Students are required to complete and submit assignments or participate in course activities according to an instructor-defined schedule.

 

What is a Hybrid Course?

In a hybrid course, an online component is used as a substitute for a portion of the instruction that a student would otherwise receive in a campus classroom or lab. Hybrid courses meet approximately 50% of the normal classroom hours on campus and students do the remainder of their work online.
Online Portion:
To participate in the online portion of a hybrid course, students should have regular access to a computer (Windows 95 or better) with an Internet connection. Students should also have some familiarity with Internet use, email use, and file management (saving files, downloading files, attaching files to email).
In Class Portion:
A hybrid course still has regular on-campus class meetings, but usually only about half the meetings of a regular on-campus course. A hybrid course meets for the first time on the date and time identified in the course listing. The on-campus meeting requirements will be discussed during this first meeting.

How to Register for a Distance Learning course:

Students register for a distance learning course the same way they do a regular ECC course. See Registration procedures.

Continuing students can register on the web at: http://webadvisor.ecc.edu

 

Please Note: Erie Community College Supports ANGEL Software. Support for other course development software should be obtained from the software vendor.

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