Sameera Jayaratne
Online Learning/ E-Learning

I. Introduction
A. All of you must have heard about online learning / E-learning - E-learning refers to the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies
And, all of you might wonder: does LaGcc have this? Well, let me tell you,LaGccdoes have it and I am going to tell you how you can enroll.

B. Which Type Of Online Class Is Right For Me? Can you take all classes online, & what are the requirements and criteria. Does it really give me the convenience of waking up late, jumping right in front of my computer wearing pyjamas or nothing at all, and to complete all my studies? Yes, it does; however, when submitting videos & tutorials, it is highly recommended that you wear appropriate clothing.

C. Is this for everyone, is it easy, and is it difficult; what sort of commitment required? Is it recognizable, is it feasible?

D. LaGcc offers Two types of online learning along with the regular classes they have.

E. Two types are : hybrid courses and fully online courses


II. Body (number of main points are usually determined by length of speech.)
A. Getting Started:
1. “To take an online class, a student must have completed at least one semester at LaGuardia and achieved a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better on all college-level work,”(lagcc.cuny.edu/online).

2. “In the subsequent semester, the student is eligible to take one online course; if s/he maintains a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better on all college-level work, s/he can take up to two online courses per semester,”(lagcc.cuny.edu/online).
B. Technical requirements:1. “You must have a relatively up-to-date computer and operating system (Windows XP and above; Mac OSX 10.4 and higher) capable of running up-to-date versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. Click here for detailed requirements,” (lagcc.cuny.edu/online).
2. “If you're not sure if your computer can handle Blackboard, login to Blackboard and run this browser test while logged in to Blackboard. You must also comply with any technical requirements outlined in your class syllabus,” (lagcc.cuny.edu/online).

C. Distinguish between Fully online class & Hybrid class
1. Fully online : - Are completed fully online. Students can take an online course anywhere they have access to the internet -- across the U.S. and international locations -- at times that are convenient for students' schedules using the Blackboard Learning Management System. Courses are available in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Instructors provide coursework and submission dates throughout the semester to keep students on track. (lagcc.cuny.edu/online).

2. Hybrid class : - are a mix of online and traditional, face-to-face classroom instruction with online technology. While applying the requirements of the course are completed in-person, at least ? % of the course content is delivered through the internet. In-person meeting dates, times, locations, and other relevant factors vary from course to course and are made available to students prior to registration. Could be a great option. Other reasons students may choose hybrid courses include that hybrids offer the 'best of both worlds,' often satisfying the needs of people with other obligations, transportation challenges, or who just have a curiosity about online courses - all without the commitment of going fully online. (lagcc.cuny.edu/online).

3. Currently available online courses:
Hybrid and Online Courses - Classes List, please refer to the link below and click the appropriate stream for list of available online classes.
http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/Online/Hybrid-and-Online-Courses

III. Conclusion
Challenges & Tips on how to succeed: Also, Pros and Cons.
Most students find a hybrid/online classes more challenging than face-to-face ones. If you're committed to trying a hybrid/online class, these tips will help you:

Manage your time well. You're in charge of the pace of your own learning
Be prepared to do a lot of reading and writing
Make sure you're comfortable with technology
Take a quiz to see if hybrid/online learning is right for you



Josephine Johnson
The introduction does gain my attention
you did a good job blending the supporting materials
I don't understand the conclusion.