Monday, December 6, 2010

eCore SUCCESS tips:

Here's some eCore SUCCESS tips:

Search out Information: Look for information EVERYWHERE in the classroom - Course Content, Calendar, Syllabus, etc. And, read OUR emails that come to you in your school's email portal!

Understand: If something is not thoroughly understood, mail the instructor inside the classroom.

Commitment: No Procrastination, and remember "eCore EVERY DAY will bring success your way!!!"
Have you developed the habit of logging into your eCore class daily? You must maintain daily communication with your class so that you are not overwhelmed. If you have time management difficulties, try to commit to log in for 30 minutes each day and see if that helps.

Calendar: Respect Deadlines. Pay attention to Instructor Due Dates! Plan Your Work and Work

Extreme Organization: Maintain classwork organization.

Seek Improvement: Utilize tutoring opportunities available, and remember the email we sent to you, "eCore: FREE Tutoring Services".

Strategies for Technology: If there are PC problems, Plan B: Utilize University Computer Labs or a local Library. And, remember, "Save Often!"

What does this spell? S - U - C - C - E - S - S ! ! !

As always, we are here to help. Please let eCore know if you need assistance.

Hello eCore Students -

We are now within a week of your Final Exams. You have almost completed the
Fall semester, so take a moment and pat yourself on the back!

A reminder about Final exams:
Please be sure you know the final exam plans for your eCore course(s).
To confirm your course's final exam plans, check your classroom Calendar,
Syllabus, or contact your professor.
If your final exam is to be proctored, ensure you have completed testing center
arrangements and the eCore Exam Request Form.

A reminder about eCore-related surveys:
Please remember to take a few minutes to participate in the eCore-related surveys.

1. Student Services Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLP2N87
You only need to complete this survey once, and your input is very important to us.

2. Course Evaluations:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PZBMZWQ
You will need to complete the course evaluation for each course you are taking in eCore.
If you are submitting more than one time, please remember to clear your cache
and cookies.

Good luck!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Score 1 for eCore

eCore has yet another satisfied student! One of our eCore students was so excited about an eCore course he had taken previously that he wrote us at our Usg eCore Facebook account to share his enthusiasm with us. Here is what the student had to say about his previous eCore course:

"Just completed [American Literature II] in the Summer. Best college course I've ever taken. Mostly because of Dr Reddick!!! Awesome participation and interaction by all! It was fun!"

If you, or someone you know, is taking or has taken an eCore course and would like to share that experience with us you may contact us via:

  • E-mail: ecore@westga.edu
  • Facebook: Usg eCore
  • Myspace: eCore Usg
  • Phone: 678-839-5300
  • Reply: Just reply to this post

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Earn (3) Credit Hours While Having Fun!

What do Mark Twain, Langston Hughes, and Walt Whitman all have in common?

They represent just a few of the diverging views explored in the American Literature II course, which are sure to peak each individual student's interest and yours too! There is something for everyone in this course.

Contact eCore today (678-839-5300) to register and dare to enhance your knowledge of American literature, cultures, and perspectives from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Now you can track eCore in real-time through Twitter!

Track eCore in real-time through Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/ecore_USG

eCore Fall Registration Information

eCore fall registration begins July 13 - 31. eCore drop/add period is August 17, 18, and 19. eCore courses begin August 17 - November 19.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tools of the Trade.

Just a few links to some helpful online gadgets that can help you schedule and brainstorm for your eCore classes...

* More than just a to-do list, Toodledo also allows you to prioritize tasks and improve your productivity.

* Thinkature can be used "as a collaboration environment, a meeting room, a personal web-based whiteboard, or something entirely new."

* Can't think of quite the right word? Try the Big Huge Thesaurus, where they provide you with not only synonyms and antonyms - but rhymes too!

* The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus that helps one to understand word relationships in a more spatial way – great for brainstorming and drawing links you may not have thought of otherwise.

* FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software, described by its developers as a "high productivity tool" that prioritizes and tracks your progress on the task at hand.

* The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is an Open Source project "focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of... learning and research... [and] provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information."