What is Online Learning?
Online learning is a form of flexible learning whereby students can take classes from the convenience of their home or office, log in any time of the day and night, any day of the week, so they are not bound by a rigid class schedules.


Online learning does not take the place of traditional education, but enhances traditional forms of education. Learning can take place at home, in the workplace, or even at the public libraries. Online learning supports learners who wants the hands on experience using technology to access learning and lessons that are customized specifically for the learners who do not have the time to complete traditional on-site learning.


Online learning promotes the internet & technology resources to create learning communities. Through these learning communities, the learner will be able to interact and develop collaborative relationships between the instructor and fellow learners; create a student-centered approach to learning and provide student support that enhances the quality of online learning.


Online Learning is an excellent way to obtain credits towards an associate’s degree as well as earning transfer credits towards a bachelor’s degree. In most online learning courses, technology is used to bridge the gap of time and space, through the web. At Essex County College (ECC), we provide our students with the most flexible education alternatives for degree options, certificate completion or to take classes for personal development.


What is an Online Learner?
Online Learners choose online course work for many reasons. Below are just a few reasons why you should Become an Online Learner Today!

  • Flexible schedule to accommodate your lifestyle such as family and work…Learn on Your Own Time!
  • Available and Accessible to ALL enrolled students
  • Ability to increase your online interactive skills
  • Graduate Sooner!

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Contact Information

Dr. Leigh Bello-de Castro
A. Zachary Yamba Building; Room 5119
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.877.3484
Email: bellodecastro@essex.edu


Serrietta Johnson
Phone: 973.877.3459
Email: sjohns72@essex.edu