"Washout" Thread

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

  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Theoretically, yes. However, that is not always the case. It is okay if you do not see the distinction. :)
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  2. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Can only speak of my optics, but I’ve seen grown up tears in statics classes. In the course I was in, we were referred to reference our undergraduate educations… all of it. I know that I had to order extra books, reference materials, and even referenced kahn academy a few times. While I agree with your theoretical argument, I certainly didn’t experience that, and the historical gate keeping nature of the course, arguably, lends its self to less professor support.
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    That sounds more like a failure on the professor's part, not the learning methodology. And, as we know, failing professors is a rather common phenomenon.
  4. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Active Member

    I washed out of my Master of Education degree in Secondary Education. I was pushed into that program by my advisor after I had finished my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. I initially wanted to do a Master of Education in Learning Systems Technology and was awarded a Graduate Assistantship on top of the Robert Noyce Scholarship which required 2 years of teaching for every year I received the scholarship. I dropped the program after one semester which meant I needed to teach high school for one year or the scholarship would turn into a loan. I dropped because I realized didn’t like teaching kids and staying in the graduate program longer meant more to pay back.

    I took a four year break from graduate school and during that time taught as an adjunct development mathematics instructor without a Masters for non transferable courses. I believe the scholarship committee used my experience as an adjunct to meet the one year teaching requirement for public schools so I did not have to pay the scholarship that turned to a loan back.

    When I returned to school, I pursued the degree I wanted which was the MEd in Learning Systems Technology and not only was I able to obtain a scholarship each semester but also got the same Graduate Assistantship position I left nearly five years earlier. I also returned to finish within the 7 year limit of graduate credits to use the Secondary Education courses as electives as waiting another year would have resulted in losing those credits done prior to dropping out.
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