Courses at EGCC are offered in a variety of learning modalities. Courses are currently offered in a traditional classroom setting, an online format, or a combination of the two-called hybrid. Students may select the format that best fits their educational needs and circumstances when and where available. Not all formats are available at all campuses for all courses. Check with your local campus for availability.
Traditional Classroom Course Format
The traditional classroom format is intended for students wanting to pursue their courses in a traditional classroom setting. Students should be aware that all courses offered at EGCC utilize a course managment system, currently Canvas This may range from delivery of the course syllabus and additional reading materials to required course resources. So even if you participate in a traditional classroom course you will need to be able to access parts of that course online.through Canvas
Online Course Format
The online format is intended for students who are not near one of our campuses or who prefer the flexibility of an online education. Online courses still require students to participate in online discussions with groups of other students and with the faculty member assigned to the class. The student in the online course should ensure that they are able to meet all of the technology requirements in order to receive the best benefit from the courses.
Hybrid Course Format
The hybrid course format is intended to combine some of the high-touch aspects of the traditional classroom format with some of the scheduling flexibility of the online format. This is done by replacing some of the face- to-face contact time from a lecture or lab course with online learning activities. Because of the blending of traditional classroom and online, students will be required to have access to the technology necessary to be successful in the online setting.
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council (NC-SARA) and administered by four regional education compacts. The members of SARA are states, not institutions or students. Therefore, a state “joins” or becomes a “member” of SARA while a college or university “operates under” or “participates in” SARA through their respective regional compact. Ohio is a member of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). Eastern Gateway Community College is a participant in NC-SARA through the MHEC.Since California is not an NC-SARA member, students who reside in California can direct complaints to the California Department of Consumer Affairs.