are distance learning courses?
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.
currently offers two forms of distance learning course
is an Online Course?
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
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”
participate in an online course, students should have regular
access to a computer (Windows 95 or better) with an internet
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
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.
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.
to Register for a Distance Learning course:
register for a distance learning course the same way they do a
regular ECC course. See
students can register on the web at:
Note: Erie Community College Supports
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