This week at ELI!

Every Monday we will post a weekly roundup of events at ELI! You can always check the Student Life calendar for upcoming events and activities! Find the Student Life calendar here.

ELI Leadership Common Experience- Jumpstart your semester by participating in ELI’s Leadership Common Experience. This 6-week program is for students taking online classes to engage with peers outside of their Blackboard classroom and explore personal and professional leadership skills . Learn more about the program and how to participate here.

ELI Fantasy Football League: Join ELI’s online Fantasy Football League! Compete with other students and win prizes. Sign up here.

ELI Orientation Webinar Wednesday, August 27 from 6:30-7:30pm: The ELI Orientation is a general overview for students enrolled in courses offered through the Extended Learning Institute. The ELI Orientation is highly recommended for students who are new to online learning. Advanced Registration is required here.

Reviewing Your Online Syllabus: Thursday, August 28 from 12:15 – 12:45 pm: The single most important instrument in an online course is your course syllabus. In this 30 minute webinar you will learn what a syllabus is, what significant information is listed in a syllabus, the importance of regular syllabus reviews, using your syllabus as a planning tool, goal setting, and using your syllabus as a communication tool with classmates and instructors. Advanced Registration is required here.

ELI Leadership Common Experience

This fall, ELI has created a Leadership Common Experience for students taking online classes to engage with peers outside of their Blackboard classroom and explore personal and professional leadership skills and qualities that will promote their success and overall personal growth in college.460807473

We want to highlight that students can still find similar resources to make the most of their college experience, even if that experience is primarily virtual.

Beginning August 25th here is the outline of themes that we have picked for each week so you can see progression of the program and pick out topics that might be of interest to you:

Week 1: Identifying Online Student Success Skills In and Out of the Classroom 

Week 2: Understanding Self in the College Environment/Goal Setting for the Semester

Week3: The Importance of Faculty Rapport

Week 4: Job and Career Exploration

Week 5: Netiquette- Creating a Positive Online Presence    

Week 6: Next Steps- Revisiting Goal Setting For The Future

 

You are probably asking yourself, how can you participate?

1) Follow this blog, http://blogs.nvcc.edu/elife/

2) Review the articles, videos and resources that we will post each week and share your thoughts and comments to connect with peers.

3) Attend one of our live virtual leadership webinar series speakers  featuring :

NOVA/ELI alumni, Joshua Anton

Keynote Speaker, Joe Paul (http://joepaulspeaks.com/)

NOVA ALumni, Omnia Elgoodah

Register for these webinars coming soon!

For more information, contact elistulife@nvcc.edu

First Day of Fall Classes!

As your ELI courses begin, it is important to keep in mind attendance and participation in your ELI courses are very important. In fact your attendance and participation are not just important, they are required. Be mindful of Critical Course Deadlines and course specific deadlines so you don’t miss any assignments.  null

As soon as your class begins, log into Blackboard and explore your course Blackboard. Use this opportunity to locate and review the course syllabus and assignments folder. This will give you a chance to see what you will be responsible for throughout the semester. In addition, this will also allow you sufficient time to plan your time appropriately, making certain you will be able to complete your readings, assignments, projects and tests in time for their specified due dates. It is crucial to ensure you have completed and submitted your first assignment prior to the First Assignment Due Date to avoid being administratively withdrawn from your course. 

Logging into Blackboard as soon as the semester begins will also give you the opportunity to identify any unexpected issues and provide ample time to ask any questions you might have. 

If you have any questions or you are not sure where to start, you can contact the ELI Student Services Team at 703-323-3347. We are more than happy to answer your questions, as well as refer you to useful resources and services that will support your online learning experience.

On-Time Registration

The registration deadline for courses beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, August 20 is today at 11:59pm. On-Time Registration requires you to be registered for your courses no later than 11:59pm the night before the scheduled start date. 493707153ELI offers 12 and 8 week sessions that begin on September 3, September 17 and October 15. For more information about getting started in an ELI course this fall, email the ELI Counselors at elicounselors@nvcc.edu.

Follow this tutorial to help you search and enroll in online courses for the fall semester.

Instructors make courses available in blackboard on the course start date. Some instructors open courses early and you will be able to log in and see the information about the course. As soon as you have access to you course, log in and start navigating the virtual classroom.

This Week at ELI!

Upcoming events at ELI for the week of August 18-23. You can participate in a webinar from your home computer or mobile device. All webinars are free, but registration is required. We hope to “see” you online!

453409377Fall classes begin on Wednesday, August 20th. Have you enrolled in classes? Do you have any questions? Contact an ELI Counselor at elicounselors@nvcc.edu.

The ELI Orientation is a general overview for students enrolled in courses offered through the Extended Learning Institute. This one hour webinar will focus on getting started in your courses, navigating your Blackboard course site, and identifying tips for success and student support services. The ELI Orientation is highly recommended for students who are new to online learning. Register or request a recording here.

Have any questions or need some success tips to get off to a great start? Contact the ELI Success Coaches at elisuccess@nvcc.edu.

Looking for a Work Study Position?

Work Study positions are still available at NOVA for the Fall 2014 semester!
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Looking for a job this fall? Have you considered a work study position? There is a work study position right here at the ELI office!
Check out the work study jobs available at ELI! To find the position at ELI follow this link:
Select “Fairfax College Staff Work-Study Jobs” and you will see the listing.

Resources through Atomic Learning

Fall semester is just a week away! As an online student, you have access to student support services to help you succeed in your online classes. If you aren’t sure what is available to you, check out this blog throughout the semester or give us a call at 703.323.3347. 

Check out some resources about being an effective online student brought to us by Atomic Learning! These video tutorials with help you prepare and set yourself up for success in your online courses!

http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/beos_wkshp

 

This Week At ELI!

Upcoming webinars for the week of August 11-16. You can participate in a webinar from your home computer or mobile device. All webinars are free, but registration is required. We hope to “see” you online! null

The ELI Orientation is a general overview for students enrolled in courses offered through the Extended Learning Institute. This one hour webinar will focus on getting started in your courses, navigating your Blackboard course site, and identifying tips for success and student support services. The ELI Orientation is highly recommended for students who are new to online learning. Register or request a recording here.

Tips for Success in Online Learning Courses is a 45-minute webinar for NOVA students will focus on strategies and tips for being successful in distance learning courses offered through ELI. Topics covered will include time management, schedule planning, learning preferences, and support resources. Register or request a recording here.

Exploring Career Options is a 45-minute webinar will focus on using various online resources to research career options.  The relationship between programs of study at NOVA, college majors, and career options will be discussed.  Resources presented will provide information on nature of work, educational requirements, job outlook, and wages. Register or request a recording here.

Have you enrolled in classes? Have any questions? Contact an ELI Counselor at elicounselors@nvcc.edu.

Getting Ready for Your Next Semester

Are you working on your Fall semester schedule? Have some questions about your Academic plan? Join us for a 45 minute webinar that will focus on helping you answer key questions about preparing for your next semester.  Topics covered will include program identification, course selection, college resources, schedule planning, and registration/payment tips.nullWe have a live session scheduled with an ELI Counselor on Thursday, August 7 from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm.

We hope to see you online! If you can’t make it live, but would like to receive the information, email us at ELICounselors@nvcc.edu.

Furthering Your Education with ELI

nullAre you thinking about signing up for an online course this fall? Not sure if online learning is right for you?  Join us for a 30 minute webinar that will focus on the benefits of studying online at NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute. We will discuss programs offered, options for accelerating your program and student support services.

We have a live session on Wednesday, August 6 from 12: 15 pm – 12:45 pm.

We hope to see you online! If you are unable to attend live, but interested in receiving the information, email us at ELILearn@nvcc.edu.