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Open Letter

This is an open letter to anyone thinking of enrolling in one or more Internet Academy courses.

We want you to be successful in your on-line course(s)! We have followed the progress of students in these courses, and we want to share with you some of our most important findings:

Internet courses are not for everyone. They are a lot of work! For each course, on average, you will be required to logon at least three times per week for at least two hours each time - the most successful students log on more frequently. Your professor will require on-time posting of discussions and assignments - on-line courses are not self-paced.

Good time-management skills are essential to your success. There is no fixed schedule of classes you must attend. While this flexibility can be very convenient, it also puts on you the responsibility for logging-on regularly and completing your on-line assignments. We have found that students who fall behind rarely manage to catch up.

Almost all successful students have their own computer. Herkimer College Internet Academy courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have your own computer, you can access your course(s) when it is most convenient to you. If you must depend on the use of someone else’s computer, you are more likely to fall behind.

All of our Internet courses ‘go live’ several days prior to the first day of classes. You should access the course as soon as possible and begin working through the initial activities. Students who are late to enter an on-line course are more likely to do poorly.

You must complete the following three steps to be officially entered into an Internet Academy course:

  1. Apply to Herkimer College from here:  https://onlineservices.herkimer.edu/pls/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
  2. Register for the course at Herkimer College. You may register online using Student Online Services: https://onlineservices.herkimer.edu:11101/pls/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin
  3. Determine your ANGEL username/password here and access to your course(s) at the ANGEL website: https://herkimer.sln.suny.edu

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your decision to take courses online, please contact us at 315-574-3999 or 1-844-GO-4-HERK College ext. 8742, or e-mail the Internet Academy at internetacademy@herkimer.edu.  The Internet Academy office is located in JH204 if you wish to stop in.

Regards,
Linda Lamb, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Bill Pelz, Instructional Designer for Online Learning

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