Web Courses Defined
ECC offers several types of web courses. Please consider the requirements and demands of each type of web course before enrolling.
Course instruction is delivered primarily online; students will typically follow a schedule and be required to meet published deadlines. Campus attendance may be required for course orientation and/or some course assessments (possible meeting frequency, location, and time will be available from the instructor), but is not regularly scheduled. Other course requirements (i.e. observations, internships, interviews, etc.) will still require student attendance, as appropriate and as indicated.
Students should note that for the purpose of identity verification of online students, all web online classes require at least one proctored assessment in one of the ECC testing centers or an approved secure testing center at another location. For more information on testing requirements for online classes go to http://www.eastcentral.edu/online-learning/faqs/
Course meeting time is reduced by a maximum of 50%; remainder of course is taught as an on-line class. Students will be required to attend class meetings on a regular, scheduled basis; scheduled class meeting times will be published in advance. A web hybrid course does not reduce the time required of students to be successful. Students will meet many of the course objectives using the campus learning management system in an online learning environment.
In addition to the necessary technical skills required for online learning, students should be highly motivated, self-disciplined and have the ability to learn independently. Students will need access to high speed internet, either at home or on campus (or satellite location), outside of class time.
For traditional on campus courses scheduled to meet at a regular time, faculty will use the learning management system to post course syllabus, other course materials and required student assignments or activities to support the class. Other web based support may also be provided by the faculty. Students will need access to high speed internet, either at home or on campus (or satellite location), outside of class time.