The following announcement was written by the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research:
The Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research is evolving!
Student responses to our first course have reinforced our plans concerning the need for additional instructor interaction and feedback. Beginning in 2015 we will offer instructors and students this option.
Previously our courses came in a single format: four 90-minute lecture sessions with Q&A, extensive syllabus material, and at least one practical exercise.
Plus courses will consist of:
- the same four 90-minute lecture sessions and syllabus material offered to standard students; plus
- an additional one-hour Q&A/discussion session held on an evening either midweek or at the conclusion of the course;
- individualized instructor feedback on practical exercises by email;
- a Certificate of Completion for the course.
The Plus option for any course will cost $99.99, as compared to the $69.99 cost of standard courses.
J. Mark Lowe’s Preparing the Field: Understanding the Agricultural Records of Our Ancestors will be the first course to offer this new option. Beginning on Wednesday, 17 December 2014, buttons will appear on the website to purchase either the Standard or the Plus option for this course. Many of the Institute’s future courses will also offer this option.
About the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research
The Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research offers virtual, year-round courses on a wide variety of genealogical subjects from top experts in the field. For more information visit www.vigrgenealogy.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.