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!
Students enrolled in eCore courses have free access to online tutoring options through their course. eCore STEM courses also have live tutors embedded in the class, so they’re right there to help you out when you need it.
Students enrolled in eCore courses receive support from the renowned USG eCampus Student Success Team, whose model has been proven to increase engagement and student outcomes.. 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 instructors to identify and engage with students who may need extra encouragement and resources in order to be successful.
eCore courses are offered through SACSCOC-accredited institutions of the University System of Georgia. Credit is awarded by the student’s home institution, just as courses completed on-campus.
Students with special needs or disabilities will find a welcoming, accessible environment in eCore courses. All eCore 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.