Monday, October 14, 2013

This Week at ELI: October 14 – 20, 2013


Oct. 15  ELI 1st 8-week session, class ends today.

Oct. 15 – ELI 2nd 4 week session, class ends today.

Oct. 16 – ELI 4th 8-week session, first day of class

Oct. 16 – ELI 3rd 4-week session (MTT 1 only), first day of class.


v Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 – Fall Break – College Open: No on-campus classes: Online students may experience some delays in email responses from their faculty during the Fall Break period. 

v  Oct. 17, 10:17-10:30am - The Great Southeast Shakeout--- Join us for the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history. Drop! Cover! Hold On!  Each NOVA campus will participate in an earthquake drill.  Click here for more information. 

v  Oct. 17, 5:30-8:00pm - Ernst Community Cultural Center, Annandale Campus:  Common Reader Event-Green Fashion Show and Guest Speaker, Colin Bevan, author of No Impact Man.

v  Save the Date:  Oct. 23, 10:30-12:30 Transfer Fair, Annandale Campus, Ernst Cultural Center

For a listing of ELI events, please click here.

For a listing of NOVA events, please click here.


Wednesday, October 16 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: Getting Ready for Your Next Semester- This 45 minute webinar for NOVA students will focus on answering key questions students have about preparing for their next semester.  Topics covered will include program identification, course selection, college resources, schedule planning, and registration/payment tips.  Click here to register.

Thursday, October 17, 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: How to Succeed In Distance Learning Courses- This 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.

Friday, October 18, 1:00pm-2:00pm: Reviewing Your Online Syllabus- The single most important instrument in an online course is the syllabus.  In this 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.


Tackling Math Anxiety - Click here to view the webinar recording -  Math can be a difficult subject no matter how smart you are.  Many students view math as overwhelming and scary—but it doesn’t have to be.  Learn how to study more efficiently for mathematics and apply relaxing techniques to reduce your anxieties.

Beyond Google – Basic Library Skills for Online Learners- Have you ever been assigned a paper or project and don’t know where to start? Do you feel like you need extra practice for your assignments? Are you curious what library resources are available to you without going to a campus library? This 5 minute video will give you a brief introduction to what library resources are available to you as an online learner. There might be more than you expect!  Watch the video

Creating a Personal Mission Statement: Click here to view the webinar recording - Learn how to channel your goals into actions!  From visualization to motivation, this pre-recorded webinar will help you to create and fine-tune your personal mission statement.

Exploring Career Options - Click here to request a recording of an earlier session. This 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. 
ELI Orientation: Click here to request a recording of an earlier session. This one hour webinar for students enrolled in courses offered through the Extended Learning Institute (ELI) will focus on getting started in your courses, navigating in your Blackboard course site, identifying tips for success, and student support services.

Ø  Proctor Requests:  If you are out of the area, be sure to submit your Proctor Request.  Proctor Requests are processed in the order they are received.  It takes 3-5 business days for the form to be processed so please do not wait until the day before your test! 

Ø  Fall Registration:  If you have not registered for your fall classes, it is not too late!  Registration is underway for NOVA Online classes that begin October 16. Some courses may close after the course start date.  For assistance, please call ELI Course Registration at 703.323.3368.    

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