"Washout" Thread

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

  1. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Give them numbers?
  2. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    This Washout thread hadn't been posted to in about two years.

    I washed up this morning.
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I've been washed up for a couple-three decades at least. Just hangin' on by a thread, makin' trouble. :)
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  4. housecat

    housecat Member

    Cape Breton University's Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development for me. I was doing quite well, and doing work at the same time. I gave them almost everything from my work and from student funding, unfortunately the student funding was cut, due to them deciding that the program should not have been funded in the first place, and did not meet requirements. So I was left high and dry with half of an MBA. Gotta be honest, that really hurt financially, and I'm still not happy about it, but I ended up going to a much better university, Robert Gordon University ("RGU") in Scotland, and while I don't WANT to look back, it was an expensive lesson. I'm actually considering a second masters at RGU, they are getting more and more online stuff now, and while they are not the cheapest option, you get quite a bit out of the coursework, and a nice degree that is WES Canada ready.
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  5. housecat

    housecat Member

    LOL classic forum-ready pun :emoji_zap:
  6. housecat

    housecat Member

    ooof sorry to hear, but don't fall off of the horse, there are other options abound :D
  7. Suss

    Suss Active Member

    I decided to wash out (up?) on the Certificate in Value Creation from the Madden Center for Value Creation at the Florida Atlantic University College of Business. The program design was incompatible with my hearing impairment, which meant it took twice as long for me to finish a module as with other institutions' programs. Such a slowdown is usually something I can overcome, but the program was too overtly political for me, with its emphasis on Austrian economic theories. I chose not to force myself to ingest it, leaving no choice but to wash myself out.

    I actually felt a sense of relief when I made the decision. At least I wasn't paying for it.
  8. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    It’s highly disappointing that the program was designed this way.
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  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Agreed, especially since it's not difficult to design online learning that is fully accessible by deaf and hard of hearing learners.
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  10. Suss

    Suss Active Member

    My hearing impairment is primarily misophonia. The course had only one lecturer, who spoke in a manner that made it extremely painful to listen to him. My impairment doesn't happen with everyone's speech, just those with specific "wet" speech mannerisms. (Many videos on other channels use filters on their audio to eliminate this effect, but that adds costs...)

    I've gotten around this in the past by using written transcripts, and muting the sound so as to rely on closed captions. (In person I use different noise-subtraction earphones.) It just took too long with this course, as I'd have to stop the video every few seconds to understand what the lecturer meant by what he was saying.
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Suss, I'd never heard of that before. TIL.
  12. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Extremely interesting. A Google search indicates that it is a very rare thing with a wide range of trigger sounds between people that have misophonia. Thank you for sharing. I wish you well!

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