Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Randell1234, Feb 23, 2009.
Sounds expensive. What I have in mind is cheaper in the long run. Thanks, though.
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
You call it a distraction, I call it extra credit :biggrin:
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.
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.
Why did you post what I wrote in about 2007?
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.
That's too bad. Why did you drop out?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
But I thought you had your doctorate..? (he he inside joke between us...)
Saw you posted and was worried you gave up on the Ph.D. Lol
wish i could be the first because i joined this forum in march 2016 :-D
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