What is a USG eCore Course Like?
eCore is designed to expand a student’s educational experiences independent of time,
location, and physical boundaries. Although eCore classes are taught on the Internet,
they differ from independent study or self-paced courses where students work by themselves
or at their own pace. Each eCore course has a pre-determined syllabus and schedule.
Instructors specify the content to be covered in the course, dates for exams and quizzes,
individual and group assignments and other activities that students must complete
by a particular date.
Courses follow the traditional academic semester calendar; therefore, students cannot start and stop classes at any time. Students also are expected to participate in the course on a regular basis and interact with the instructor and other students in the course. Participation is defined by the instructor, and typically includes completing assignments, working on group projects, taking exams, and posting email comments. The eCore classes are very similar to traditional on-campus classes, with the exception that the courses are taught on the Internet. Students do not come to campus for any class meetings. However, eCore courses require one or two proctored examinations. These can be taken at the UWG campus testing center or at any other approved testing center.