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eCore, the University System of Georgia's Electronic Core Curriculum, provides students with an opportunity to complete core curriculum courses in an online environment. eCore allows for increased flexibility and convenience in course scheduling.
The curriculum consists of freshman and sophomore level courses that are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty members from the University System of Georgia. Courses are offered in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Spanish, and the Social Sciences. These courses comply with ADA standards and meet the needs of students with disabilities and/or special needs.
All eCore courses are offered through regionally accredited University System of Georgia institutions. eCore students must be registered through one of the following institutions.
eCore courses are taught completely online; students are never required to meet face-to-face with their instructors. However, each course requires up to two proctored exams (midterm and/or final). In the virtual environment; however, students will have plenty of opportunities to interact with instructors and fellow students. Each online eCore class has a syllabus and schedule to follow. Just as in a class taught on campus, instructors specify the content to be covered, dates for exams and quizzes, as well as individual, group, and other activities that students must complete by a specified date.
It is important to remember that these classes are not like independent study or self-paced courses. eCore courses follow the traditional academic semester calendar; therefore, students cannot start and stop at any time. Students are part of a class and classmates will count on one another to be active contributors. Each class typically consists of students located throughout Georgia, in other states and possibly from other countries. Active participation takes place through the discussion area which will be covered in detail later.
All students must log in to their eCore course within the first week the class is available online. It is strongly recommended that students log in on their first day of class.
Some students are unsure as to whether online learning is right for them. SmarterMeasure Online Education Readiness Assessment (formerly known as READI) is a good way to begin thinking about this type of instruction. SmarterMeasure is a web-based tool used by thousands of potential online students as an indicator of the degree to which distance learning will be a good fit for them. Visit SmarterMeasure here: http://goml.readi.info/. Students will login initially with the following username and password (the password is case sensitive):