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Distance education takes place in an online learning environment entirely accessed by a computer, with an Internet connection. Course work is conducted through utilization of a learning management system (Desire2Learn), which provides the means for such things as online discussion groups, quizzes, virtual rooms, assignments submissions, and in-course email. Distance education at UNG is offered through NGOnline (UNG online programs and courses) and eCore, which is discussed in the section below. Support services for distance education at UNG are provided by the Distance Education & Technology Integration (DETI) division. Links to UNG online programs, courses and eCore can be found at the DETI website http://ung.edu/distance-education-technology-integration/index.php.
Students are most likely to succeed in online courses when they:
• have reliable access to an Internet-connected computer.
• know how to navigate web sites, manage email, work with files, and do other basic computer tasks.
• can organize their own time to complete assignments and meet deadlines.
• participate actively in online discussions.
• are comfortable asking for help or clarification when needed.
• are prepared to work as hard online as they would in a face-to-face class.
eCore, the University System of Georgia’s electronic core curriculum, is a convenient and adaptable option for students to take coursework. The core curriculum consists of undergraduate, general education courses primarily required during a student’s first two years of post secondary study. Composed of basic courses in the humanities, physical and social sciences, mathematics, and languages, eCore is fundamental for any four-year degree. These courses are equivalent and accepted by all USG institutions to satisfy core requirements or prerequisites required for a particular major in a specific program.
Students take core courses in a fully online format that combines rigor with convenient access on the Desire2Learn platform to include rich interaction with the instructor and fellow students. All eCore courses follow a consistent design to ensure ease of use and reliability. eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from multiple institutions in the state, including the University of North Georgia.
The eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam and are a great supplement to face-to-face coursework to keep students on track for a timely graduation. Student support services, including enrollment advisement, bookstore, library services, tutoring, test proctoring and disability services are coordinated through the eCore Administration and the University of North Georgia.
Students should be aware of two major differences from core coursework being offered on campus. Since the program is a collaborative with multiple institutions, eCore follows a separate calendar that may or may not coincide with the University of North Georgia. Also, there are fees associated with taking online courses. Students enrolling in only online courses are exempt from mandatory student fees, with the exception of the technology and institution fees.
CHEM 1211K - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
CHEM 1212K - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
COMM 1100 - HUMAN COMMUNICATION
ENGL 1101 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
ENGL 1102 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
ENGL 2111 - WORLD LITERATURE I
ENGL 2132 - AMERICAN LITERATURE II
ETEC 1101 - ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY IN THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
GEOL 1011K - INTRODUCTORY GEOSCIENCES I
HIST 1111 - WORLD HISTORY I
HIST 2111 - UNITED STATES HISTORY I
ENVS 2202 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
MATH 1101 - INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL MODELING
MATH 1111 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA
MATH 1113 - PRE-CALCULUS
MATH 1401 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
MATH 1501 - CALCULUS I
PHYS 1211k - PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I
POLS 1101 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
PSYC 1101 - INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCI 1101 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SPAN 2001 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
SPAN 2002 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Additional eCore Information
For additional course information, visit http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/description.php.
For a list of required materials, visit the eCore Courses Textbook page at http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/textbooks.php.
For additional information regarding technical requirements, visit https://ecore.usg.edu/courses/textbooks.php.
Distance learning is an online learning environment entirely accessed by your computer, with an Internet connection. Course work is conducted through electronic forums, discussion groups, external resources, quizzes, virtual rooms, and online submitted assignments. Aiding in your success you are given an email account, web collaboration tools, and personal storage space networked drive accessible both on campus and through the University’s virtual private network. We provide a variety of academic support services online, through our websites.
Online Student services include: Academic Advising, Career Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, Distance Education & Technology Integration, Financial Aid, Information Technology Services, Learning Support, Multicultural Services, New Student Orientation Program, Online Library Services, Student Success Program, Testing Office, Tutoring, Student Disability Resources, and Student Life Services.