"Washout" Thread

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Randell1234, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Filmmaker2Be

    Filmmaker2Be Active Member

    Sounds expensive. What I have in mind is cheaper in the long run. Thanks, though.
  2. NMTTD

    NMTTD Active Member

    Arizona State has a new online MA in History. No mention of online or distance earned degree. Just a MA in History. HUGE school with a lot of name recognition, so that might be something to look into. ASU aside, there are lots of schools that are B & M that also offer online degrees. If you go that route, you don't have to do "butt in seat" to get the degree in History, and you should be able to get the PhD you want later on. Here's a few you can look at:

    Arizona State University (ASU) - Online History Degree | ASU Online | Arizona State University

    Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) - Masters in History | Online History Masters Degree | SNHU

    Norwich University - An Online Master's in History that Sets the American History Standard | Norwich University Online

    Pittsburgh State University - MA in History Online - Pittsburg State University

    Sam Houston State University (SHSU) - Master of Arts in History - Sam Houston State University

    University of Memphis - History :: Online Master of Arts in History :: University of Memphis
  3. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    You call it a distraction, I call it extra credit :biggrin:
  4. elancee

    elancee New Member

    My first "washout" experience was Lee College (now University). I was a music major without a clear career path in '95 and a serious fear of student loans, so I left after freshman year with a 3.86 GPA.

    I then washed out of distance learning back when it was called a "correspondence course." :tongue: The Institude of Children's Literature instructor did not supply enough feedback or direction and, being mailed based, turn around time was a deal breaker. Also, their goal (I discovered after enrolling) was to produce children's article writers rather than children's book authors.

    Now I am wrapping up my first online class with Grand Canyon University, intending to complete my bachelor's in Christian Studies. GCU's online support is amazing and they accepted most of my transfer credits from Lee. I am happy so far and have high hopes.
  5. hrmanik22

    hrmanik22 New Member

    I already completed the certificate so I have the UF “name” on my resume.
    When I completed the certificate program it was only $800 per course, required a few discussion questions, had a final exam, and end of term paper. Not easy but was completely independent.
  6. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Why did you post what I wrote in about 2007?
  7. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    It pains me to say this but I officially withdrew from my MBA program today. First time I have ever had to drop out of school . . . bummer.
  8. Pugbelly2

    Pugbelly2 Member

    That's too bad. Why did you drop out?
  9. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    The college changed their online portal. Which doesn't sound like a big deal, until you factor in what you used to be able to accomplish in 10 minutes was now taking several hours (Moodle). The conversation caused you to cover a ton of real estate in order to keep pace with what needed to be accomplished during any given week. Calling the conversation non user friendly would be the understatement of the year.
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  10. Pugbelly2

    Pugbelly2 Member

    Any plans on transferring to another school? As an aside, is it Moodle that's the problem, or was it the conversion that presented the problem(s)? I'm asking because I am getting ready to enroll at a school that uses Moodle.
  11. Peopleofthewood

    Peopleofthewood New Member

    Washed out of community college in Arkansas several times before finally going back and getting my associates in general studies. Washed out of an associates in networking at another community college after two semesters because I decided I hated cisco. Washed out of another associates because I got a new job and ant the time saw no use for more school.
  12. Filmmaker2Be

    Filmmaker2Be Active Member

    Washed out of MA in Digital Journalism at National University in March 2014. Had to have major surgery and didn't recover fast enough to clear incompletes, so financial aid got messed up. School wouldn't allow me to appeal. Warning: Do NOT attend NU if you have a chronic illness. Their 4 weeks per course pace is too fast and their policies are too rigid. Everything is a fight with them and if you're already trying to maintain your health, it's all just too much. Yes, they're very affordable, but the rigmarole isn't worth it.
  13. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    I just noticed every time I wrote "conversion" it was changed to "conversation." Lovely, thanks auto correct.

    Moving forward, yes Moodle was the problem. Norwich was using Angel which was extremely straight forward and easy to navigate. Moodle was very clunky, confusing, and the best word to describe it would be frustrating. According to the counselor I spoke with, Norwich experienced a 70% drop out rate among grad students during the first semester Moodle was implemented (if that tells you anything). Last I heard the administration was about to hold an emergency staff meeting to discuss damage control. But that was late 2014 (Nov. Dec?) so I have no idea what ever happened- I've since moved on.
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  14. dlcurious

    dlcurious Member

    After this semester, which ends in 2 weeks, I am officially washing out of TAMU’s M.Ed.-EdTech program. Just really found the material to be dry and unappealing. I am 2 courses in and can’t fathom attending another 10 classes / 2 years of this. Paying for it out of pocket, the thought of applying that money to other debts and researching online business ventures as an initial hobby is really appealing to me. Or hell, maybe learning to cook or play the guitar. School may be pursued again at some point in the future. But for now I’m sticking a fork in my academic career.
  15. jhp

    jhp Member

    Statistics class.

    It has nothing to do with statistics, but language. Can I extract relevant information and comprehend the tortured sentences, crafted by a non-English speaker, passed through BabelFish and Google Translate?
  16. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Withdrew from Saint Joseph's Theology program. I just did not have the time I though I would have. My company is doing a project for the Nicaraguan government and as a result I'm traveling and will be traveling extensively. The traveling is fine, however, my travel takes me to very remote areas throughout Nicaragua and Central America and most of these areas have no internet access at all. So after four classes in I had to put it on hold. Who knows? I may go back in the future, we'll see.
  17. sube

    sube Member

    I dropped out or Iowa State's HCI online master's certificate program after taking 2 classes. I was 'learning' things I already knew so it was clear to me that it was a waste of time and money. I was getting tuition reimbursement through my employer, but I couldn't justify getting a certificate in something I already know.
  18. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    But I thought you had your doctorate..? (he he inside joke between us...)
  19. b4cz28

    b4cz28 Active Member

    Saw you posted and was worried you gave up on the Ph.D. Lol
  20. joshuapaul

    joshuapaul member

    wish i could be the first because i joined this forum in march 2016 :-D

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