Berkeley College Online Celebrates National Distance Learning Week, November 11-15, 2013

Join Berkeley students, staff, and faculty as they explore and celebrate many of the benefits of online learning. For more information, please contact Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer for Berkeley College Online, at sfg@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Open House

Military Virtual Open House

November 13, 12:00-7:00 pm
Call 800-446-5400 ext. WAV 


Symposium

2013 Distance Learning Symposium

November 13
A professional development program for Berkeley College Online faculty.
This year’s theme is Education 3.0. 


Contests/Showcases

Essay Contest

October 21-November 13
"Please describe the most notable life lesson you have learned since you began your studies at Berkeley College." 
Please click here for the essay content rules. Essays should be between 250-500 words and are due by Wednesday, November 13 to NDLWTalent@BerkeleyCollege.edu. The prize for the winning essay is an iPad Mini.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

November 11-14
Log in to Blackboard and click here to access the Scavenger Hunt (if you get an error message, be sure you have logged in to Blackboard first). Complete and submit answers by November 14 at 11:59 pm for a chance to win a $100 AMC gift card. Please click here for the scavenger hunt rules. Two winners will be selected.

Berkeley’s Got Talent!

October 21-November 15 
To enter, submit a video (no longer than 90 seconds) showcasing your talent by Friday, November 15 to NDLWTalent@BerkeleyCollege.edu. A panel of judges will review all submissions and students will vote on the three finalists during the week of November 18. Please click here for the rules.

The BCO Bot Spot

Berkeley College Online launched 25 foam 'Bots' into the world. Follow them at the BCO Bot Spot, Berkeley College Online's bot tracking portal! From one traveller to another, the BCO Bots have built a community online, much like the worldwide network of distance learners at Berkeley College Online.


Community Service

Virtual Charity Drive

November 11-25
Every student, staff, and faculty member who donates toward this virtual charity drive is asked to take a picture of themselves and/or the goods being donated and send an email with their name, the name and location of the charitable organization receiving the donation, and the picture of the donation to ONLCommunityService@BerkeleyCollege.edu. For every item donated by the global Berkeley community, the Online Campus will donate an equal amount of food items to our local charity in Clifton, NJ, St. Peter’s Haven. The food will be delivered prior to Thanksgiving.


Special Events

Berkeley College Online Bookstore: Free Shipping 

November 11-15
Receive free shipping on all merchandise purchased through the bookstore during National Distance Learning Week.

Facebook

November 11-15
Berkeley's Facebook page and the Berkeley College Online Facebook page will feature updates and contest promotions.

Interactive Poll Questions for Students on Blackboard