The decision to take an eCourse should be considered carefully before registering. While online, hybrid and open entry courses allow students flexibility and access to class materials at a time that is convenient with their schedules, classes are generally not self-paced and do have specific deadlines. Being able to attend class and view class content from anywhere there is internet access is a wonderful advantage for those with full time jobs, families, transportation problems, or special needs.
However advantageous eCourses appear to be, please consider the following:
- eCourses require time management skills. The student must log in regularly (3 or more times per week) and be prepared to read, view and listen to a great deal of information. Expect to spend 6 or more hours weekly on each 3 credit eCourse.
- Most eCourses are not self paced; they have definite start and stop dates, with assignments due on a regular basis.
- Students are expected to spend time reading, listening to lectures and podcasts, visiting websites, and interacting online by posting comments on discussion boards, blogs and wikis.
- Successful eCourse students are typically highly motivated, proactive learners who are also disciplined and patient. To determine if an eCourse is a good choice for you, please complete the Readiness Survey.
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Students may register for eCourses using the same process that is used for traditional on-campus classes, through My.Maricopa.edu, by phone (623-845-3333) or in-person by visiting the GCC Enrollment Center. For more information, visit the Enrollment website.