Distance learning at COC offers more ways to earn course credit

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If you didn’t get all of the classes you needed at College of the Canyons this semester, there is still an opportunity to add additional credits.

College of the Canyons has just added 30 online classes to the Spring semester. Classes such as, “history, sociology, psychology, and political science” are just a few of the new classes, says the Dean of Distance Learning, James Glapa-Grossklag.

“All credits offered at College of the Canyons are transferable to other schools,” James added. So there is no reason to worry if major schools like UCLA, USC, or CSUN, will accept the online classes.

“Online classes are not the perfect fit for every student,” said Glapa-Grossklag .

He asks three major questions to find out if taking an online class is the right decision for you:

“Do you have regular and reliable access to the Internet? Are you comfortable expressing yourself in writing? Are you comfortable learning by reading?”

If you answered yes to all three of these questions, then taking a class online will probably suit you.

There are several different options for online classes.

Most classes are taught completely online, however many teachers ask students to come to the TLC lab located on the Valencia campus in order to do major tests and exams.

The other main option is a hybrid class, which is mostly online but meets a couple of days in order to go over some of the material.

Glapa-Grossklag made it very clear College of the Canyons is working very hard to keep up with the growing trends of technology in online classes.

COC is trying to implement things such as videos and interactive reading.

However these things take time, and teachers are also having to learn how to add these features to their class.

Look for additional classes and technologies to hit the College of the Canyons Distance Learning page in the coming semesters.

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