FAQ

Most questions about Mark Barnes' online courses can be answered here:

Q: Where do the courses take place?

A: All courses are online through Lake Erie College, an accredited college in Ohio; you can work from any place that has Internet access.

Q: How do I register? 

A: To register, call to register: 440-375-7379. When calling, be sure to ask for a Mark Barnes course.


Q: Are the courses through an accredited college? 

A: Yes. Credit comes through Lake Erie College an accredited college.


Q: How many semester hours is each course worth? 

A: Three semester hours each; you can earn 9 semester hours in less than three months, if you take all three of Mark's online courses


Q: How long does each course last?

A: Courses are on what Lake Erie College calls, "rolling registration," meaning depending on when you register, you can have as long as 9 weeks or as little as 3 weeks.


Q: How are the the courses taught?

A: Courses are online, they are self-pacing, taught on web sites that use both text and streaming video for instruction. You can preview many of the how-to videos at Mark's tutorial site for teachers, Learnitin5.com.


Q: How do I know if this online course is really as good as it looks?

A: Course participants call Mark's courses the best they've ever taken; check out our testimonials link. 


Q: What if I'm an administrator who wants a workshop at my school? 
A: Mark Barnes will deliver workshops on site, at your school; just e-mail mark at mark@thepaperlessclassroom.com or call him direct at 440 668-2420 and Mark will come directly to you. 


Q: Are there any other requirements for these courses? 

A: Internet and e-mail access. The Paperless Classroom course use the wiki host EditMe. It is free for the first month; there is a $9.00 monthly fee thereafter, if you choose to continue to use it. 


Q: Is there any writing for Mark's courses? 

A: All writing activities take place on message boards on the course web sites. 



Q: What if I'm not great on computers? 

A: Very little computer skill is required. If you can point a mouse and click, you'll do just fine. 



Q: What computer requirements do I and/or my school need to set up and run classroom websites?

A: Any computer with Internet access will work; the system works on most district servers.


Q: I have more questions; can I talk to the presenter? 

A: Yes. E-mail Mark Barnes. Or type them in the comment section below.


When registering, be sure to choose one or more of Mark Barnes' courses, using the Lake Erie College codes below:


  • The Paperless Classroom: ED 5000
  • Plugged In: How Twitter Can Transform Your Teaching: ED 5703
  • Web 20 for the K-12 classroom: ED 5038

If you're new to Lake Erie College and prefer to register by phone, call: 440-375-7379 or email Lisa at lstrausbaugh@lec.edu. Be sure to tell Lisa which Mark Barnes course you want to take. Use the codes above for quickest service.

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