The E-Learning Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College offers E-Learning courses to help students from around the globe. Online courses offer convenience and flexibility for students with busy lives. Within required deadlines, students can work at times, days and locations that are convenient for their schedule.
BMCC instructors create dynamic student-centered learning through informed research-based teaching methods. Instructors lead students through the material to help them succeed in online courses. Faculty members communicate regularly through Blackboard and maintain high levels of interaction using tools such as audio lectures, videos, discussion boards, e-mail, live chat sessions and video-conferencing technology.
Hundreds of sections from several programs are available each semester. A substantial portion of the Liberal Arts Program (LIB) may be completed through E-Learning courses.
3 Types of E-Learning Courses:
- Fully Online: A course delivered 100% online. Scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities and virtual meetings, including online exams. No face-to-face meetings.
- Online: A course delivered via the Internet which is 80%-100% online. Some online courses may require campus meetings for orientations or exams.
- Hybrid: A course where learning occurs through a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Regular attendance in both formats is required. At least 33%-80% of the content is online with the remainder of the content delivered through face-to-face sessions.
E-Learning courses are not easier than face-to-face courses. In order to earn a passing grade you must be
- Comfortable using computers and basic software programs
- Willing to devote considerable time to class readings
- Capable expressing your ideas in writing
- Able to follow instructions for assignments
- Disciplined in keeping up with the reading and coursework
- Prepared to submit timely assignments
Online courses are just as rigorous and demanding as face-to-face classes. Nearly half of the courses at BMCC use online instructional materials through Blackboard or other online tools to supplement on-campus and online teaching. Each fully online and hybrid course is the equivalent of the course we offer in the face-to-face format. Each course carries the same number of credits, covers the same subject matter, and is taught by a member of the BMCC faculty. For the average student, each credit earned requires approximately three hours of weekly coursework or nine hours weekly for a three credit class.