Online learning is a method of learning that offers students the flexibility of completing some or all of their coursework and assignments online, without having to regularly attend classes on an ECC campus. ECC currently offers two forms of distance learning course delivery:
For both online and hybrid courses, students should have regular access to a computer with an internet connection. Students should also have some familiarity with internet and e-mail use and file management (saving files, downloading files, attaching files to e-mail).
Online learning at Erie Community College provides the flexibility of learning anytime and anywhere. Students who have family responsibilities, work schedule conflicts, class schedule conflicts, as well as lifelong learners will find ECC's online courses convenient. Online learning is also attractive to those who need or want to update job-related skills.
Before committing to enroll in an online learning course, the student should be aware that this is a different kind of learning. You should ask yourself a few questions before registering:
We recommend that all potential online students take the Open SUNY readiness assessment. This site will assess your readiness for online learning. After completion, it will identify your strengths and opportunities for improvement, and provide resources to help you succeed in an online environment.
Are you ready for online courses?
SmarterMeasure includes seven major assessment components that measure:
To get started, go to http://commons.suny.edu/assessment/readiness-assessment/.