Embedded librarians are available in all non-STEM eCore courses, excluding Spanish. The librarians have access to course assignments and are available to assist students with research, formatting and citation style, finding study aids, and avoiding plagiarism.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are digital textbooks available inside the course at no cost to the student and are now offered in all eCore courses! You read that right, the textbooks are FREE!
All eCore students have free, unlimited access to Smarthinking, an online tutoring service. Several eCore courses also have live tutors embedded in the class, so they’re right there to help you out when you need it.
eCore’s model for student success has been recognized by the Atlanta Journal Consitution and U.S. News & World Report. Our outreach starts before the first day of class, with online tutorial classes and personal start-of-term phone calls. During the term, we work closely with our instructors to monitor student activity in each class, and engage with students through phone calls and email in an effort to improve performance.
eCore courses are offered by affiliate institutions within the USG. These institutions are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Credits earned through eCore courses will transfer to institutions within the University System of Georgia and to most other colleges and universities. However, before registering for an eCore course, you should consult your campus advisor to determine if the course fits your chosen major’s program of study.
Carefully consider eCore lab science courses if you may transfer at any time during your post secondary education. Consult with the institution to determine transferability of science course credit(s).
eCore is designed to expand a student’s educational experience independent of time, location and physical boundaries. Students with special needs or disabilities will find a welcoming, accessible environment in eCore. All of our courses comply with ADA and Section 508 requirements to accommodate students with disabilities or special needs.
Faculty members from universities and colleges throughout the University System of Georgia are selected to teach eCore courses. Current eCore faculty members include leaders in innovative teaching practices and published researchers, just as you would find in face-to-face classrooms. These faculty members are experienced online instructors, and attend additional training in online teaching through eCore.