What is eLearning?
eLearning is defined, for the purposes of accreditation review, as a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction occurs when student and instructor are not in the same place. eLearning affords learners the opportunity to take a course anytime and anywhere. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. Distance education may employ correspondence study, audio, video, or computer technologies.
To make a positive difference in people's lives every day!
We welcome the responsibility to respond to the educational needs of our community by providing an outstanding learning environment supported by excellent products and services. We achieve this by providing a comprehensive selection of credit courses offered via Internet delivery systems.
Goals and Objectives
The MGCCC eLearning department helps fulfill the college's vision of delivering world-class education by:
providing accessible, convenient, affordable, and flexible education to fit the busy lifestyles of learners and their families
providing learning opportunities for learners unable to attend traditional on-campus courses
utilizing appropriate technologies to meet the needs of a diverse community
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award associate degrees.
For more information about MGCCC's accreditation status, please visit the following website: http://www.mgccc.edu/factbook/accreditation.php
Online courses are courses that are offered through the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC) consortium. The consortium is comprised of 15 community colleges throughout Mississippi. These courses are offered entirely online, usually with no campus component, using the Blackboard and Desire2Learn learning platforms. All courses require at least one proctored exam that will require the learner to go to the campus or to a college approved location that can provide a proctor to take an exam. Learners will be required to show a picture ID prior to testing.
Hybrid courses are a blending of the traditional face-to-face courses with an online component. In this format, you will complete a portion of the course online using the Desire2Learn platform and then only meet on campus as outlined in the college Tabloid. Hybrid courses must meet a minimum of 25% of the course face-to-face.
Web enhanced classes are classes that meet regularly on campus, like the traditional face-to-face classes, but contain an online component as an additional resource.