Online learning allows you to participate in courses on the Internet. Online learning is different from correspondence or similar distance education courses. As an online student, you are expected to make regular contributions and to be an active participant in electronic discussions. The curriculum material and assignments are not set the way they are in a correspondence course; you will find the courses are more like face-to-face courses. The amount of time required for an online course is roughly equivalent to the time spent travelling to and from campus and participating in courses. You can expect to spend more time reading and responding to your fellow students, and you cannot participate in online learning silently!
Courses are offered to coincide with the UCFV semesters, and they are taught by UCFV faculty. Upon successful completion, you can use online course credits toward a certificate, diploma, or degree. Check the UCFV fall, winter, and spring timetables for online course offerings (designated ON).
UCFV, along with several other B.C. post-secondary institutions, is part
of the e-merge initiative to provide online learning opportunities to students
wanting to complete an Associate of Arts degree. A listing of the online
courses that UCFV is contributing to this initiative can be viewed at http://online.ufv.ca.
To learn more about this initiative, including a complete listing of all
the online courses offered, go to http://www.bccampus.ca. If you have additional
questions, please contact the Associate of Arts Online coordinator, Leanne
The Applied Business Technology online courses are part of the e-merge initiative, a system-wide project for the development of online courses and programs in British Columbia. It involves multiple post-secondary institutions in a collaborative effort to share curricula, support services, administrative services, and credentialing. For more information about the ABT online courses contact the ABT program head at UCFV or visit http://edtechtest.ctt.bc.ca/cope/emerge/abt/about_abt.html
In order to participate in an online class, you need a Windows-based or Mac computer, a modem (56K or faster), an account with an internet service provider, and internet browser software such as Netscape or Internet Explorer. The software used for UCFV online courses is WebCT. This program is easy to use as long as you have computer basics. For those new to computer-mediated courses, workshops are provided at the beginning of each semester. Please see the Important Dates section at http://online.ufv.ca for more information about these workshops.
If you have enrolled in a course that is offered online, you will be mailed your user name and password along with instructions to bring you to the virtual classroom door. This information should arrive about 10 days before the semester begins. The information will be mailed to the address you have on file at Admissions and Records. Please be sure this information is accurate.
For more information about learning online, visit http://online.ufv.ca
UCFV Online faculty and staff
Wendy Burton, BA (UVic), MA (Queens), EdD (Toronto), Coordinator
Bryan Wilkinson, CIS Dip (Douglas), Online Support Analyst
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