On January 6, Malaspina University-College begins delivery of online courses using the World-Wide Web and the Internet.
Heading the new pilot project called Malaspina Online is Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa, who said that delivering courses online allows students to take courses they may not be able to get otherwise due to time, distance and work constraints. This way they can take courses on their own time at their own location, instead of ours.
The online courses being offered are English 200: Survey of English Literature to the Restoration, English 290: Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication, and Media Studies 212: Technology and the Canadian Mind.
English instructor, Steve Lane, who will teach English 200 said, "For the first time at Malaspina, a course in English literature will be delivered entirely online.
"Students will access weekly 'lectures,' do the readings, and participate in newsgroup discussions. Written assignments will be submitted by e-mail or by fax."
Marsh Soules, English and Media Studies instructor who will be teaching English 290 and Media Studies 212 said, "Students will be able to take these courses totally online if they choose. Both courses concern new communications technology and we'll learn through hands-on experience. I think students will find that the networked style of delivery leads to a new and higher level of creativity through written dialogue."
Prospective students can get more information or register for the above courses at Malaspina Online: (http://www.mala.bc.ca/online/).
Students taking online courses must be able to navigate the information highway and have access to the Internet.
For more information call (250) 741-2100.