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2. DE Student Cards
Second Life- 3D
8. Campus News
The 3D Virtual
ECU has entered another life!
Second Life that is….the 3D virtual world which is gaining
popularity in the real world.
Academic Outreach now has space
available and instructors are using virtual world for classes,
office hours, and research. Other universities such as UNC-Chapel Hill
have also embarked on this new and
exciting method of teaching. If you are interested in
learning more about Second Life, please contact Sharon Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distance Education Forum in OneStop
you checked out the Distance Education forum yet? This forum is
a place for distance education students to share ideas, questions, or
comments. Feel free to post new discussion topics as you
communicate throughout the semester. To access the Distance
Education forum in OneStop, log in
at the following URL
and click the Community tab.
Campus News page for up to date
Here you will find links to campus sports, Pirate Club,
purchase tickets, radio & television broadcast information,
history and records, traditions, & more. http://www.ecupirates.com/
East Carolina University
Office of Academic Outreach
301 Evans Street ~ Suite 401
Greenville, NC 27858
to another edition of D-ECU News -- the newsletter that will
keep you informed of university news, resources, and announcements
that affect the distance education community. If you will be
traveling to campus to use ECU Libraries & computer labs, be sure
to read the information below about the Distance Education Student
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Education Student Cards ~ A New Look
Education Student Cards for Summer Session I and Summer Session II
will be mailed by request only. You can request your card by
sending an email to email@example.com
and put DE Student Card in the subject line.
The cards now have a new look. It will now include your
ECU ID number (Banner ID) on your card, along with your
signature. The card will be included in letter form, and you
will just detach it from the bottom of the letter. The Distance
Education Student Card grants access to ECU computer labs and allows
students to check out books from the ECU libraries. Please note
that the Distance Education Student Card will not provide access to
Student Health Services, Athletic events and other activities that
are available to on-campus students because DE students do not pay
these additional university fees. The Distance
Education Student Cards are valid for both summer sessions
and are mailed to your home address upon request. If your
address has changed, you will need to update your address through
OneStop https://onestop.ecu.edu/onestop/ in order to receive
future cards. Please contact Kim Wilson to request your card
for either Summer Session I or Summer Session II at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Message from the Student Services Staff of the Division
of Continuing Studies…
Welcome! If you haven’t visited recently,
check out the Current Students
section of the Options for Adult
Learners website (www.options.ecu.edu). You will find links for: tutorials
on Piratemail and Blackboard (under “How to”); view links to
department websites, academic resources and administrative offices
(including Joyner Library, Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office)
plus other helpful information. Be sure to check the Academic
Calendars for important dates.
Check the website frequently as we are always revising it to
include helpful information for distance education students.
There is a new option for paying your tuition bill.
Beginning with fall 2007 payments, ECU implemented an online payment
system through OneStop allowing distance education students the
convenience of paying tuition online. You no longer have to worry
about busy phone lines or the hassle of getting your payment in the
mail on time. 24 hours a day, seven days a week you have a safe and
secure method of paying your tuition bill. Did you pay online this semester?
If not, try it out and see just how easy and convenient it really is.
In closing, watch your Piratemail account for
frequent updates and reminders from the Division
of Continuing Studies. Throughout the semester we’ll
send information to your email account about registration, tuition
and other important information.
Please feel free to contact us anytime you have a question or
problem arise. Have a great semester!
NewConnections For DE
Library's distance education (DE) website has a new look! We also have a new toll free
1-866-291-5581. Our library DE newsletter, DECOVE is
still available online. Past issues
History at Joyner Library
Distance learners should
check out the Web sites of the Special Collections Department and the
Verona Joyner Library North Carolina Collection at Joyner Library.
Here you will discover finding aids, indexes and full-text resources
that unlock rich historical information about North
Carolina, military and naval history and
other topics. Staff members are available to answer questions or to
mail copies of materials not available in full-text format. Contact
the Special Collections Department or the North Carolina Collection
at the addresses and phone numbers below:
North Carolina Collection
Joyner Library will send Distance Learning students living outside of Pitt County the books you
need to do your research. Simply use the Joyner Library
Catalog to find the titles you want and fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request. Currently, return postage is covered
by the library. For more information, see the Getting Books web page.
Joyner Library also has a new research tool called One Search. You will find this listed on the
library homepage. Just
insert a search term &
multiple databases will be searched at
once! Use the
E-Journal Portal to see what
journals are available online.
Linker will help find articles when you have partial or full
citations. What if you still cannot find full
text online? Request it via ILLiad and we will find it and send it to
you for free! Visit Joyner ILL for more information.
Please contact us at any time for
research assistance through: Email.
IM: JoynerRef Telephone: 252-328-6677
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