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Getting Started with eLearning

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Thinking about enrolling in an online course or program at Gordon State College?

Associate-Level Programs

We offer fully online, blended, and hybrid course options to allow you to complete the equivalent to an associate’s degree. This is possible by enrolling in Gordon’s online courses or via eCore (of which Gordon is an affiliate).

Gordon Online Courses are taught by Gordon professors for Gordon students and are taught through our learning management system, Brightspace by D2L.

Gordon is an affiliate of eCore, which is a University System of Georgia initiative. Gordon students may take classes via eCore. These courses may be taught by other professors in the University System and will be conducted through another learning management system (GoView). They transfer as any other core class.

Differences Between Gordon Online and eCore Courses
Gordon Online Courses eCore Courses
Taught exclusively by Gordon Professors Taught by Professors within the University System of Georgia

Uses Gordon’s Brightspace by D2L
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Uses GoView
(Click here to log in)

Costs the same as any other Gordon course. Usually financial aid can be applied. Currently costs $159 per credit hour. Usually financial aid can be applied.
Follows Gordon State’s schedule
(Click here to view GSC’s schedule)
May follow a slightly difference schedule
(Click here to view eCore’s schedule)
Appears as a normal college credit on transcripts Appears as a normal college credit on transcripts
Does not currently require the completion of an eLearning Quiz as a mandatory component before signing up for courses Requires the completion of an eCore eLearning quiz prior to registering for your first eCore class
(Click here to complete the quiz)
Can register for Gordon Online classes through Highlander Registration
(Click here to learn more about Highlander Registration)
Can register for eCore classes through Highlander Registration
(Click here to learn more about Highlander Registration)
Usually coded with a section letter of A, B, C, etc. Usually coded with a section number containing a G. (ie: 02G, 04G, etc.)
Books can be purchased online via the Gordon State College bookstore by selecting your course and section
(Click here to navigate to the GSC bookstore)
Books can be purchased online via the Gordon State College bookstore by selecting your course and section. Many eCore courses use free education resources.
(Click here to navigate to the GSC bookstore)
May require that some online exams are proctored via ProctorU
(Click here to read more about ProctorU)
May require some online proctored exams
(Click here to read more about eCore’s Proctored Exams)

Bachelor-Level Programs

We also offer fully online, bachelor-level completion degrees. To enroll in these programs, you must have completed your associate-level degree in the related field.

How Do I Get Started with Online Learning?

Step 1: How well do you align with online learning? Everyone has the potential to learn via the use to technology, but it can be different than traditional, on-campus courses.

Step 2: Ready to enroll? You will first need to apply for admission to the college if you are not already a Gordon State College student (or haven’t been enrolled at Gordon within the past semester).

Step 3: Determine and apply for financial aid. Most students use some type of financial aid to help pay for their classes.

Step 4: What classes do you need to take? Each program of study usually has a list of the program curriculum and required courses.

Step 5: Ready to take your first online course? Complete this interactive tutorial to learn more about what to expect in your online courses/program here at Gordon State College. When you make it to the end of the tutorial, make sure to fill out the online form and include your GORDON email and GCID number. This will allow you to get started taking online courses at Gordon State College!

  • Click here to begin the Gordon eLearning Tutorial

Step 6: Register for Classes! After you are accepted as a Gordon student, you may begin registering for classes.

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