NOVA's Extended Learning Institute (ELI) has been a nationally recognized leader in distance learning since 1975. Many students choose online courses due to busy work schedules or family caregiving responsibilities, to take a class that requires little or no travel for in-person meetings, or simply because they enjoy learning online. Online courses require the self-discipline to study on your own, good reading skills, a commitment of time, and good Internet access.
They involve interacting with your professor and classmates using a variety of technologies. Some courses require scheduled online sessions at pre-designated times using a microphone and headset, meeting online through Blackboard; meeting times will be noted in the online Schedule of Classes under Course Notes. NOVA faculty and ELI staff are available to provide assistance by telephone, e-mail, office visits, or through the mail.
Visit the ELI website for more information.