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January 6, 2000

CCBC Offers Courses On-line

 

Between work and family commitments, it can be extremely difficult to find the time to attend on-campus classes to advance toward a degree or to enhance personal and professional development. The World Wide Web has changed all that. Now on-line courses allow students to schedule learning at times convenient to their schedules. The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) has a wide range of on-line classes to choose from for the Spring 2000 semester. In the behavioral and social sciences there is government administration, micro economics and psychology. The science offerings include astronomy, microbiology, environmental science and earth science. In business and career development, students will find classes in principles of marketing, aviation history, criminal justice and investigation, introduction to computers and computer applications in the automated office. There is also computer information technology, written communications for business and more. For a complete guide of on-line classes go to the of the CCBC Web page at http://www.ccbc.cc.md.us and explore the distance learning section.

In most cases, all course materials, with the exception of tests, are available over the World Wide Web. Access to the instructor, as well as submission of assignments (except tests) is by conventional mail, e-mail, fax and telephone. Costs and credits are the same as for comparable on-campus courses and students have access to the same services and activities as do on-campus students.

"On-line courses are not for everyone. But for the well-organized and disciplined independent learner, they are a terrific and convenient way to further one's education," said Aviva Adir, CCBC's senior director for Distance Learning.

Anyone who thinks they might be interested in taking an on-line class at CCBC can witness for themselves what some of the CCBC faculty are doing with Web instruction at an Open House at the Catonsville Campus, Jan. 20, 2000, from 9:30 a.m until noon in the Applied technology Center, Room H-220 D.

"This will be an excellent opportunity for our faculty who have dared to take the plunge into on-line teaching to demonstrate their course materials and share their experiences," Adir said.

For more information on the CCBC On-line Faculty Showcase and CCBC on-line offerings in general, contact Aviva Adir at 443-840-4540.

 

 
 
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