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Our eLearning History

How Distance Education began at North Seattle College

North Seattle's eLearning department (NeLSC) is an outgrowth of a concept originally developed and implemented by the "Virtual Running Start Design Team" in 1996. NSC's president (Constance Rice), Dean of Continuing Education (Katherine Riley), and former distance learning manager (Parker Lindner) led the effort to provide high school students the chance to conveniently incorporate college classes into their education. The US West Foundation sponsored this project. Student enrollment in online classes has continued to grow every year for the past 20 years. North Seattle eLearning is a convenient and "green" way to get an education that will fit into your schedule and commitments.

Tom Braziunas, the former Associate Dean of eLearning, now retired, directed the program from its beginning. He was a steadfast advocate of distance learning, now eLearning, and was instrumental in the continued growth of the program. 

North Seattle College's eLearning (NeLSC) started with a handful of courses and now offers support for over 200 fully online and hybrid courses. In addition to eLearning, NeLSC supports on-campus classes using technology.

Please stop by our office LB2237 (one door south of the Library entrance) and our eLearning staff will be happy to assist you!