(Closed) Online education anyone?

posted 9 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I took an online class, but it didn’t have very many lectures. I also quit halfway through, so I’m probably not the best role model!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

yep – finished a long distance degree in ’08 and i cant believe im thinking of doing another one (in hindsight i should have kicked right into it after graduation but wanted to take a year or so off)

can you podcast it instead? i use to listen to stuff while walking and found it made both activities pass very quickly

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My husband starts his first online classes tonight!  And he’s an engineer.  ๐Ÿ™‚  He’s getting a Master’s in Water Conservation/Environmental Engineering.  What is your degree in, ejs?

This semester he is taking 2 courses, both of which are three hours, once a week (6 hours class time total, every week).  He already decided that he is going to watch each class in 3 one-hour segments.  That means that 6 nights a week he has to watch 1 hour of class, but I think it’ll be easier to spread it out a little than to watch it all at one time.  I’ll let you know if he has any other helpful tips/advice.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

No, but I used to work for an online university! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was always a humanities person; I can’t imagine online being a very good format for that kind of discussion. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My last semester of university I signed up for 1 online class. By the end of the first week: I. was. out.

I tip my hat off to you ladies! Online classes require a lot more dedication & concentration than just going to a class once or twice a week. At home there are a lot more distractions… I really, really do admire your hardwork! Keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚ 

@EJS: I don’t have any advice, but I’ll be your cheerleader! *shouts: “Gimme an E!…*

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m taking 9 hours this semester. Contemporary Marketing, American History to 1865 (ugh.) and Microeconomics. I have one more semester and then I’ll have my assoiciates degree. Finally. At 31. With a six year-old daughter (who always seems to get out of bed for a hug just as I’m starting a timed test). I’m finally going to finish my assoicates.

I plan on doing an 18-month bachelor program to get my business degree next.

My advice: always keep good track of due dates, they can sneak up on you.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

See thats what I mean… The majority of people who do online degrees have jobs, children, or both! I am truly in awe of all of your hard work!

Yay phishphan, congratulations!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve been doing online classes for 2 years. I’ve done really well with them, way better then I ever did in high school (but I’m a little older and wiser now than I was back then). Every teacher is a little different. I’ve had to mail in assignments, watch videos, watch lectures, complete diagrams, write essays, and one time I even had to complete a coloring book for geology. It’s very challenging and I love being able to do it when I have time, I also live an hour away from any school around here so it saves me time commuting back and forth from classes. I know plenty of other people who have done the online thing and I know it’s not for everyone. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

My tip is if you have to watch really boring lectures or videos, I had one teacher who was just insanely boring so since I can type pretty fast, I listened to her video one day and tried to keep up and type every word she said. It doesn’t sound like much fun and I did have to stop it and start it a bunch but at the end, the task of typing it out got me through it (it kind of seemed like a challenege) and then I had some kickass notes that I could refer back to later.

My only other tip is that I make a checklist for each class with all my upcoming assignments and their due dates and I stick it on my fridge. That way I look at it all the time and I’ve never missed an assignment due date yet.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep, I’ve done my share of them.  There are definitely some classes better suited to be online than others.  The worst experience I’ve had was the online statistic course.  As soon as I heard it would be online, I knew it was going to be horrible and I was!  (I had no choice, it was a mandatory component)

Statistics is a very dry subject but add a professor who breathes heavily into his mic and you have the most painful experience known to mankind.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have to take Chemistry & Speech next semester. We even have a virtual lab. Not really looking forward to those.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@ejs4y8, Yes! Fellow Missourian here! I loved your engagement photos & your red shoes!

Yeah, any sort of Missouri history class sounds uber boring. I don’t think I’m required to take one. I think I have to take a Missouri government quiz though.

I’ll try to remember to message you after I check out the virtual lab. The idea of it is just bizarre.

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