e-Learning Services

Contact Information

Director: S. Dawn Lesperance, MS
E-mail: e-learning@lcsc.edu
Office: SGC 214
Phone: 208-792-2239, 800-879-0458
Fax: 208-792-2444
Web: http://www.lcsc.edu/e-learning/

e-Learning Services (eLS) facilitates delivery of instruction and services to faculty, students, staff and businesses in the following areas:

  • Web Based Instruction
  • Hybrid Instruction
  • Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC)
  • Non-Matriculated Instruction/Programs

Web Based Instruction

eLS web-based instruction provides students who have time and geographic constraints with an alternative method to participate in a variety of courses. Faculty members have designed courses to be more flexible for students who have difficulty attending traditionally scheduled offerings. While there are usually no structured class meeting times, most courses have required due dates for assignments and exams. Divisions schedule course offerings that follow the same academic calendar dates and registration procedures as traditional classes. Instruction is delivered via Internet, recorded media, e-mail, video streaming, and text. Computers are available for students to use at the LCSC library and outreach centers. Students need up-to-date technological capabilities to access the Internet to complete assignments, participate in individual and group discussions with the instructor, and participate in peer group activities. eLS web-based courses require the same achievement level as traditional courses; performance requirements and specific competencies are outlined for each course in the syllabus.

Refer to the eLS homepage for information on specific courses, technical requirements, and technical assistance. Success in an eLS web-based course is dependent upon a student being self-motivated, self-directed, and possessing strong computer, reading, study, and time management skills. Students are expected to accept major responsibility for course completion.

Hybrid Instruction

Hybrid instruction utilizes both classroom and online instruction. Students may meet in person on campus but complete their assignments and discussions online. Hybrid courses require the same achievement level as traditional courses; performance requirements and specific competencies are outlined for each course in the syllabus.

Interactive Video Conferencing

Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) uses electronic transmission to one or more sites. Multi-point locations are connected through a Telecommunications Bridge located on campus. Participants at one location can see and hear those at other locations using television screens as if everyone were sitting in the same room. Participants may use a variety of media including video, audiotapes, e-mail, telephone, fax, Internet, computer software, print, computer graphics, slides and overheads. Classes or meetings can be conducted without having to travel long distances. Currently four on-campus sites are available:

  • Activity Center West, Room 133
  • Reid Centennial Hall, Room 202
  • Sam Glenn Complex, Room 210
  • Whitman Complex, Room 120

Non-Matriculated Instruction/Programs

e-Learning Services assists in the delivery of online instruction for various other non-matriculated courses such as:

  • Workforce Training Online Courses
  • Career & Technical Education Academy
  • Fundamentals for Health Professionals (High-School) Online Courses
  • NxLeveL Online - Small Business Development Center

Programs Offered

LCSC offers the following degree programs in a fully-online format:

Business Division

  • Business Administration (AS, BS)
  • Business & Communication (BA, BS)
  • Management (BS)

Business Technology & Service Division

  • Early Childhood Development (AAS, BAS)
  • Web Development (AAS)

Humanities Division

  • Business & Communication (BA, BS)
  • Liberal Arts (AA)

Nursing & Health sciences division

  • RN to BSN

Academic Dean's Office

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BS, BA)

Services

e-Learning provides support to students and faculty in technology-enhanced courses with services including:

  • 9 Online Degree Programs
  • 24-hour Access to Online Classes
  • e-Learning Student Liaison Services
  • 24/7 Blackboard Support

Course Management

Course Management provides technology-related services and support for both faculty and students including:

  • Instructional Design
  • Technology Mediated Courses
  • Training/Tutorials
  • Support
  • Blackboard Course Management
  • Administration

Department of Education Compliance, State Authorization and Policy for Student Complaints

Online and distance education is an important part of Lewis-Clark State College’s program offerings, with many students participating in federal financial aid. Recent amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 include change in regulation for State Authorization that may impact online, distance and correspondence education providers. The relevant language includes:

If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary of State’s approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S. C. 1001 and 1002)

Lewis-Clark State College is approved to operate under the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  For more information regarding the evolution of SARA, please visit http://www.nc-sara.org/about/evolution-sara.    The following link will provide the key attributes of SARA:  http://www.nc-sara.org/about/key-attributes-sara.   LCSC is a member of the regional compact of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.  SARA approved states are highlighted on the following map which provides the list of approved SARA institutions within the state and State Portal Agency Contact information:   http://www.nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions

Student Complaints and Grievances

Students of Lewis-Clark State College should attempt to resolve all issues and complaints with the college by following the process for filing a complaint located in the Student Handbook (http://www.lcsc.edu/media/3506765/Student-Handbook.pdf). If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you have the option to file a complaint about LCSC by referring to the following list of state agencies (http://www.sheeo.org/sites/default/files/Complaint%20Process%20Links%2012-2012.pdf ) in compliance with the federal Department of Education regulators. We ask that you please attempt to resolve all complaints with the college prior to going to any outside agency.