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eLearning Student Handbook

General Information

eLearning is defined as “an instructional delivery system which connects learners with educational resources” when learners and instructor are not in the same place. Technology is used to allow learners to receive instruction regardless of time and location. Most learning in eLearning courses occurs asynchronously (i.e. the learners are not accessing the information at the same time).

elearning courses at Gadsden State Community College teach the very same objectives and outcomes as courses offered on campus; the difference is in the delivery. Instead of attending a class where an instructor provides a lecture and leads a classroom discussion, eLearning courses are delivered over the Internet or through video. Each course requires approximately 6-7 hours per week during the semester to complete the work. These courses require as much commitment as any class offered on campus. They require dedicated, ongoing, and regular participation.

This student handbook is designed to assist you in becoming a successful eLearning student. It provides you with important information that you will use as you become involved with your eLearning courses.

Thank you for selecting the eLearning Program at Gadsden State Community College as a way of achieving your educational goals. The eLearning staff is available to assist you with any problems you may encounter. If you have questions, please contact us.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material presented, the college reserves the right to change any provision listed in this handbook without notification to individual students. eLearning students are expected to become familiar with this handbook as well as the policies in the Gadsden State Community College Catalog. A copy of the catalog may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.