ESCC Distance Learning Offers New Additions
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ESCC DISTANCE LEARNING OFFERS
NEW MOBILE APP AND E-PROCTORING SYSTEM
August 16, 2012 Enterprise, AL – Enterprise State Community College announces two new additions to the distance learning program: mobile applications for Blackboard and Proctor U.
The Blackboard mobile applications are available for most Smartphones and may be downloaded. Students will have the ability to log-in to their online courses from any location and access them 24/7.
“In today’s mobile lifestyle, students’ needs have changed tremendously,” said Amy Wise, ESCC Distance Learning Specialist. “Adding the ability for students to log-in to their online courses no matter where they are from a mobile device is a necessity.”
Proctor U is a 24 hour exam proctoring service that is now available for distance learning students.
“This is great for students that may not be able to drive to campus or may have difficult work hours,” said Wise. “This is the first time we [ESCC] have offered Proctor U and it’s relatively new to higher education. So we’re excited to be on the forefront of modern technology.”
Students interested in using Proctor U need to schedule the exam and pay three days in advance, otherwise students are subject to an additional $5 late reservation fee. Students without an appointment can take their exam on demand within 15, 30, or 45 minutes using the premiere "Take It Now" feature. Late registrations and "Take it Now" are subject to availability. The fee is $25 per exam and a webcam is required.
“ESCC continuously seeks to provide innovative methods to enhance instruction and services to our students,” said Dr. Wanda Flowers, Associate Dean of Distance Learning. “We [ESCC] are proud to provide these services to our students.”
Fall registration is now underway and classes begin Monday, August 20. For more information visit ESCC.edu or call (334) 347-2623.