May 2015

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Dear Student:

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Today, technology has changed such that it allows learners to receive an education anytime, anywhere, through technology media such as the internet, televised instruction and video. Most on-line courses are offered via asynchronous communication which basically means that the information is not offered at the same time the student is trying to access it, nor are other learners accessing it at the same time.

Our distance education courses at LBWCC require the same goals, objectives and competencies as all other traditionally offered courses. The primary difference is in how they are delivered. Instead of the student having to attend a class everyday where the instructor delivers the lecture and the student takes notes, our distance education classes are delivered over the internet or through other distance education media. Due to the emergence of technology, students and instructors can now overcome problems associated with time, geography, children, and work.

Our web pages are here to assist you with becoming a successful distance education student. Lurleen B. Wallace Community College prides itself on the academic integrity of the programs we offer. You will find that the same instructional outcomes of our traditional on-campus courses are found in our distance education courses. You can expect to work from 5 to 10 hours per week during the semester to complete your course assignments. Thus the same level of motivation, dedication, and persistence must be maintained in distance education courses as in traditional classroom courses.

Let me personally say thank you for choosing Lurleen B. Wallace Community Colleges' distance education courses as a means of achieving your education goals. If you need any help or assistance, please feel free to contact any of the distance education advisor's at LBWCC or call me at (334) 881-2227.

Best Regards,

James G. Aplin

Associate Dean of Instructional and Information Technology

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Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.