Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ELI - Important Dates, Events and Information: January 21-26, 2014




IMPORTANT COURSE DATES  
Ø  January 21 – ELI 1st 8-week – last day to sign up for audit or drop with tuition refund
Ø  January 25 – ELI 1st 12-week – last day to sign up for audit or drop with tuition refund

 EVENTS 
Ø  For a listing of upcoming ELI events, please click here.
Ø  For a listing of upcoming NOVA events, please click here.

TEXTBOOKS
Textbooks can be ordered online at the NOVA ELI Bookstore or purchased in person at the Alexandria Campus Bookstore.  If you are unsure about what book(s) you need, you can find the books via the Find Your Textbooks Here link on the website. Please Note: If you are using Financial Aid to pay for your textbooks, you must submit a signed Book Charge Authorization  form with your book order. 
UPCOMING ELI WEBNIARS (For a complete listing of our webinars, please click here.)
Attending an ELI webinar is a valuable way to invest your time to develop your academic skills and promote your academic success. If you are new to online learning, we strongly encourage you to attend our New Student Orientation webinar.

ELI Orientation: 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. If you are unable to attend a live session, click here to request a recording of an earlier session. Upcoming live sessions (please click on the date to register): 
GOALS: Beyond Google
Have you ever been assigned a paper or project and don’t know where to start? Do you not have time to make it to a campus library to research for your assignments? Join us for a 30 minute webinar that will introduce library resources available to you online. This webinar will review conducting college-level research using the library’s online resources.  To register, please click on the date that fits your schedule:

GOALS: Netiquette: Have you thought about your online etiquette or “Netiquette?”  This 30 min webinar will serve as an e-guide on social interaction and communicating electronically. Areas that will be covered include communication in the online classroom, social media and overall online presence. To register, please click on the date that fits your schedule:
Exploring Career Options: 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. To register, please click on the date that fits your schedule:
The Webinars referenced below will not be streamed live; however, please feel free to request recordings:
Conducting a Job Search - This 45 minute webinar will focus on basic strategies for conducting a job search. Topics covered will include creating a plan, identifying sources of job leads, and resume, cover letter, and interview basics. To register, please click on the date: This 45 minute webinar will focus on basic strategies for conducting a job search. Topics covered will include creating a plan, identifying sources of job leads, and resume, cover letter, and interview basics.  For a recording, please email, chjensen@nvcc.edu.
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 request a recording of an earlier session. 

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.  

Creating Win-Win Relationships: Click here to view the webinar recording: Win-Win will teach you how to cooperate in relationships rather than compete.  This webinar will teach you how to share success with others by being respectful and assertive without being manipulated. 

Synergy: Click here to view the webinar recording: Learn how to integrate your knowledge, skills, and expertise with others to collaborate effectively.  This webinar is excellent for working in small groups and communicating with your instructor or teammates.ONGOING @ ELI
Spring 2014 Registration: Spring 2014 registration is currently underway.   Please click here  for registration information.  For a complete listing Spring 2014 ELI classes, please click here.   If you need assistance with ELI course selection, please email our counselors, elicounselors@nvcc.edu. 
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!

RESOURCES TO PROMOTE YOUR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Smarthinking Free 24/7 Tutoring:  Click here to access Smarthinking free tutoring.  Course Success is just a click away!

Student Lingo: Student Lingo is a series of interactive on-demand workshops, action plans, and valuable resources focused on helping students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. Workshops include test taking strategies, time management, study skills, resume writing and more. Click here to learn more.
Success Coaches:  The ELI Success Coaching Team is here to assist you.  They are available to partner with you and provide assistance, time management help and resources to promote your academic success.  They can be reached at elisuccess@nvcc.edu or 703.764.5076.
ELI also offers resources and tips through our NovaELIfe social media channels. For links to our informational blogs, academic resources, Facebook and Twitter, please click here

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