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VISIT THE WEBPAGES BELOW, AND READ THE INFO AT RIGHT & BELOW BEFORE TAKING THIS CLASS:

Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed in an Online Class?
(for your benefit only; you don't need to submit this to me)


El Camino Distance Education Office
(see the "Student Handbook")

 

Physical Anthropology Online

The online summer session starts on Monday, June 20th
(enrolled students can begin participating in the class the weekend before)

  • The entire class will be conducted online, including the mandatory Online Orientation. There will be no on-campus meetings.


ENROLLED STUDENTS:
  • Check your El Camino email the weekend before class starts for a message from me that includes instructions regarding the online orientation and logging on to the Etudes system. Students who don't log on and complete the online orientation by Thursday, June 23rd may be dropped from the class to make room for petitioning students.
  • Scroll down and read the announcement below (highlighted section) for details about this class and online learning in general.

IF/WHEN THESE CLASSES FILL UP:

WAITLISTED STUDENTS:

  • I will add all students who are officially waitlisted with the Admissions office if they email me between June 20-23.
  • Sorry, but those who email me later aren't guaranteed a spot & please don't email me several days or more before the semester starts.
  • Scroll down and read the announcement below (highlighted section)for details about this class and online learning in general.


PETITIONING STUDENTS (students who hope to add):

  • Please keep checking the waitlist for space that may become available between now and the first day of class.
  • If you can't get on the waitlist, email me on the first day of class and I'll add your name to my own back-up list.
  • Please note that I can't honor requests before that date, and I can't guarantee that I'll be able to add you because space is limited.
  • FYI: this class is also being offered online by the El Camino Compton Center, and both campuses are offering sections during both of the on-campus 6-week sessions.
  • Read the announcement below (highlighted section) for details about this class and online learning in general.



PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO DETERMINE IF THIS CLASS IS RIGHT FOR YOU:

There are no on-campus meetings for this class. The entire class will be conducted online (including the Orientation).


This Class is Only Recommended for Students Who:

1) have above-average reading comprehension and writing skillsĀ (more reading is required in an online class than a traditional class; you're responsible for finding all the information on your own rather than by attending class meetings and interacting with others).

2) are very good at managing their time and sticking to deadlines (you need to be able to set your own schedule for reading, studying and completing assignments).

3) are self-motivated and effective independent learners (you're completely on your own and will not have face-to-face interaction with the instructor and your classmates; you need to consider whether this method of learning is the right option for you).

4) have regular access to the internet (preferably at home and high-speed internet access)

If this doesn't describe you, I recommend that you take a traditional, on-campus class instead. Online classes are a great option for some students, but others wind up dropping because the class required more work and responsibility than they originally anticipated.


The Reality Of Online Classes:

ONLINE CLASSES ARE NOT EASIER, OR LESS WORK, THAN A TRADITIONAL CLASS. This is a common misconception. If anything, online classes are more work because students are completely responsible for their own learning. Since you're not attending lectures, there's more material for you to read and access online on your own.

ONLINE CLASSES ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE. To determine whether this class is right for you, take the "Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed in an Online Class?" Quiz and read the Distance Education handbook (available from the DE office website; see link at left). You need to be fully aware of what's involved in an online class before you enroll in one. Students who successfully complete online classes are self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented and have above-average reading comprehension skills and good writing skills. Students without these skills have a difficult time keeping up with the workload and often end up dropping the class or receiving a low grade.

If you determine you have what it takes to be a successful online learner, I encourage you to take this class and look forward to spending the semester with you!

 

El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, California 90506
Phone: 310-532-3760 Toll Free: 1-866-ELCAMINO (1-866-352-2646)