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EXTENDED LEARNING INSTITUTE -- Distance Learning


     

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The Extended Learning Institute (ELI) offers distance learning courses to students who prefer to study independently. Ten NVCC degrees/specializations and nine certificates can be earned at a distance! See the distance learning Web site for a complete listing. Most coursework may be completed at home. Be sure to schedule at least 2-3 hours of work per course credit per week for each course. Each ELI course uses one or more of the following media: videotape, cable TV, World Wide Web, computer programs on disk or CD-ROM, audiotape or CD, and voice mail. Most ELI courses are self-paced, but you have faculty and campus support when you need it. Faculty provide valuable assistance by telephone, e-mail, office visits, or through the mail. In many ELI courses, you interact with the instructor and other students via e-mail, voice mail, or the Internet. The campuses provide student services. Exams are taken in one of the NVCC campus Testing Centers; in limited situations an approved proctor may administer exams.

You may register for ELI distance learning courses the same way you register for on-campus courses, including NovaConnect on-line and telephone registration. Many ELI courses have multiple sections starting throughout the semester. When course capacity limits are reached, ELI sections are closed to further registration. Advising for ELI courses is available with the ELI counselor.

If you are a veteran and enroll in an ELI course, you will not be certified for benefits until you satisfactorily complete the course.

The Extended Learning Institute has no classrooms or testing centers. ELI offices are located at 8000 Forbes Place, off Port Royal Road, behind the Ravensworth Shopping Center in Springfield; just off Capital Beltway, I-495, Braddock Road exit, Number 54A.

For information or assistance, see “Extended Learning Institute Course Requirements” in the Administrative Information section of this catalog or visit the Distance Learning Web site at http://eli.nvcc.edu . You may write to the Extended Learning Institute, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003-2796. You may also telephone (703) 323-3368.

ELI Staff

 

Telephone

 

Associate Vice President, Instructional Technology      
  Dr. Monica Sasscer   (703) 323-3379  
Director, Extended Learning Institute      
  Dr. Peggy A. Weissinger   (703) 323-3379  
Registrar (ELI)      
  Jayne Townend   (703) 323-3368  
Counselor      
  Lori Johnson   (703) 323-3712  

 

       
 
       

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