U. of Arizona aquires Ashford U.

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Maniac Craniac, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. William Alsobrook

    William Alsobrook New Member

    Well aren't you just a smug arrogant arse. You really felt the need to post this because of a word choice?
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  2. Thorne

    Thorne Active Member

    By the gods...

    Went is the past-tense form of the word go. One of the definitions provided in both the Oxford English Dictionary and the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary for go is visit/attend, bearing the definition of "visiting or attending a place for a particular purpose."

    A place can denote either a spatial position or a figurative location, both of which apply here. William attended at a spatial position, that place which was dictated by his alma mater to provide him access to his coursework, to complete his studies. He also attended a more figurative variant of that place, the online education portal, to accomplish this goal.

    Thus, it is proper and correct to say, "I went to..." a university if you attended online. I'm surprised your magic PhD didn't confer the ability to understand the basics...like how to decipher the definitions of terms.
  3. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Yes. And, although Purdue Global has some class facilities, the fact that you did not state that you attended any of these would appear to confirm my hunch that you strictly the online route.

    That said, I am known for not thinking too highly of strictly online programs, nor especially of so-called online universities (a phrase I consider to be an oxymoron), nor of Purdue Global in light of its institutional history.

    My take, FWIW, is that someone who earns a degree totally online and then says, "I went to . . ." is either ashamed of having an online credential, or perhaps is trying to disguise the fact that the degree was earned online. And there are still many employers out there with whom such an effort might come back to bite the employee or applicant in what you call the arse.

    Nonetheless, you are correct about one thing: I am a smug arrogant arse. And did I mention that I'm also a snob?

    Nice to meet you too, William. And welcome to DegreeInfo. Seriously. :D

    Regarding Thorne's response, I can only repeat . . . "Huh???" :p
  4. William Alsobrook

    William Alsobrook New Member

    Well at least you own it.
    As for the welcome... I can't say I am very impressed. I "WENT" to TESC as well but it probably doesn't count since it was online, kinda hard being in the military at the time, to travel to New Jersey every week or so.
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  5. William Alsobrook

    William Alsobrook New Member

    I am not even in the same zip code as ashamed, I am on here for mostly the same reason as everyone else, I love finding new things to learn. Instead of adding to that experience you decided to jump in on me with my grammar.

    As a self professed born again evangelical would you welcome someone to church in that manner? Something to think about

    A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.

    C. S. Lewis
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2021
  6. calebwilds

    calebwilds New Member

    Steve Levicoff—long time! Glad to see you’re still around!!!
  7. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    This seems like a meaningless distinction. Do you really have nothing else going on that you need to gatekeep who walked onto campus to feel superior?
  8. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az New Member

    Ah, yes, because being located in a particular space-time location is the only factor to consider when deciding whether a degree is legitimate. Not whether the classwork was comparable. Because everyone knows that things like CLEP exams are completely different when taken on a specific college campus in New Jersey vs. a testing location in Oklahoma. Right.

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