How you will be tested depends on the course or courses in which you are enrolled. Some instructors evaluate performance based on assignments and essay papers that you submit. Several other distance learning courses also require that you come to the Learning Lab on the Carterville campus to take required paper and pencil versions of tests and exams. The online course syllabus will indicate the method used for testing and how grades are determined for each course.
Whenever you take a test or exam at the Learning Lab or any testing center, you will always need to show a picture ID in advance of testing.
Learning Lab Contact Information:
- Test Proctor: Carol Ferrari
- Room Number: C227
- Address: 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918
- Phone Number: (618) 985-2828 ext. 8277
- Fax Number: (618) 985-3899
- E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Students: Please have a picture ID, the name of your instructor, and your course name and number
when visiting the Learning Lab.
|Monday, December 16 - Thursday, December 19||7:30 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Friday, December 20||7:30 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Monday, January 6 - Friday, January 10||7:30 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Spring 2014 Semester
Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January 13 for the Spring 2014 Semester. They are as follows:
|Monday:||7:30 AM to 6:30 PM|
|Tuesday - Thursday:||7:30 AM to 5:30 PM|
|Friday:||7:30 AM to 4:00 PM|
Test dates need to be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.
Students may make arrangements with their instructor to take an exam in the Learning Lab.
Telecourses have been part of the John A. Logan College learning environment for many years. Students receive “telecourse packets” which include videotapes of lesson programs in addition to other self–paced material. Students who can set goals and feel secure outside the traditional classroom setting generally do well with telecourses.
However, telecourses differ from traditional classroom instruction in several ways. In choosing to take a telecourse, you have committed yourself as an independent learner. Therefore, you should be aware of some of the characteristics of this mode of instruction:
- Telecourses are more flexible, but they are not easier. You will have to make the same effort you would in a traditional class.
- Telecourses are more than just a series of videos. In your telecourse packet, you will receive a syllabus. You will also be required to obtain a textbook. All of these materials are important to your success.
- Your contact with the instructor will be more limited than in a traditional class. It will be your responsibility to make sure you understand what is expected of you. If you are having problems or need clarification, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor. The instructor will have office hours and a telephone number for personal contact. The instructor will also have a voice mailbox for when he/she is not in the office. Some instructors will also provide you with an email address.
- You will have deadlines, assignment due dates, and testing dates. These should be observed as in any other class. Waiting until the last minute is not advisable.
- The Learning Lab (Room C227) is the base of operations for telecourses. You will use the learning lab as a testing center and to turn in and pick up papers. Learning lab personnel, however, cannot change assignments, due dates or any other parameters for the course. Only your instructor has the authority to make changes to requirements or assignments. Please do not ask Learning Lab personnel to make an exception.
- Telecourses can be a very rewarding experience. However, as you have chosen to be an independent learner, it is your responsibility to make the telecourse the learning experience you want it to be.
Test Proctoring for other Colleges/Universities
John A. Logan College can proctor your exam if you are taking a distance learning class from another institution and need proctoring for your exams.