Have you ever taken an online class?

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Have you ever taken an online class?

namelesschaos namelesschaos
I'm taking one now and I'm curious how many other people have. Did you like it. Do you prefer physical classes? Did they charge you an arm and a leg for it, (like they are me). Did you have to take it. etc. Discuss.
03/11/2011
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UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
I'm taking one now and I'm curious how many other people have. Did you like it. Do you prefer physical classes? Did they charge you an arm and a leg for it, (like they are me). Did you have to take it. etc. Discuss.
I took one and hated it. I much prefer the interaction of an actual classroom.
03/12/2011
moonch1ld moonch1ld
I took one and had mixed feelings. It was nice not having to commute to campus for the class and being able to do the work and test whenever I pleased. However, I ended up doing rather poorly in the class so maybe it wasn't the best for my learning.
03/12/2011
toxie m toxie m
I took one over the summer a couple years ago, it was alright. Didn't learn as much as I do from my on-campus classes, but it wasn't a horrible experience by any stretch. Price-wise I think it was just a bit cheaper than on-campus classes, so, still a good chunk of money.
03/12/2011
Crash Crash
I've heard good things and bad things. Good that its online so its flexible but bad that you never see the teacher. One person I know had a teacher that would never respond to emails and that was the only way to contact them.
03/12/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by toxie m
I took one over the summer a couple years ago, it was alright. Didn't learn as much as I do from my on-campus classes, but it wasn't a horrible experience by any stretch. Price-wise I think it was just a bit cheaper than on-campus classes, ...
Cheaper? I'm envious of you. My school for a 3 credit class charge a $200 online fee. Which is highway robber. An editorial in the school paper pointed out the likely reason. Their is no way it cost this much for the online module ,their story, for one thing non-online class you the same system as a supplement with no additional fees. Turns out the university has been at risk of losing funding for lack of class room utilization so they may offer online class but the really don't want you to take them, basically.
03/12/2011
lezergirl lezergirl
My fiance took online courses so she could work in Canada for the semester and they worked out okay. The teachers seem to care less and are harder to contact than in a regular class (for obvious reasons) and it's difficult to sit down with them to discuss why they graded papers this or that way etc. That having been said, they can be a life saver sometimes when you need to fit a particular class in, especially when you just need it for your major and it's not a subject you really care about.
03/12/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I took a course on Real Estate Appraising - sure glad I never went into the field - the crash would have crushed me.

My son has taken classes on software in order to get 'certified'.

My wife earned her BS & MS in Education online. She had a normal 4-year BA prior to taking the online classes.

Only my daughter has yet to take an online class.
03/12/2011
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
I did in college. I hated it. I just didn't have the discipline. Probably didn't help that the professors for those classes were pretty crappy.
03/12/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I've taken a few online classes, although one of them was a blended class that met in a classroom once every few weeks or so. It was convenient that I got to do things on my own time, but unless I set reminders in my phone for things, I would notice that I would forget to do some things. Oops, lol.
03/12/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
I currently do and have for a while. I like them a lot. They haven't been charging me an arm and a leg, but it's my local community college.

The key is organization and self motivation. I also have back issues, so sitting in those hard plastic chairs for several hours is just not happening.
03/12/2011
bunny love bunny love
I've take a lot of online classes for high school and for college. They cost about the same as on campus classes. There are some classes at my school that are only offered online. It's incredibly frustrating when you have a teacher that doesn't promptly reply with HELPFUL information though...
03/13/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't live near a good college, so I go online. It isn't as much money as going to classes on campus, though I don't really care for them as much. I feel like they don't give me much to learn or are a much dumbed down version of an on campus class.
03/13/2011
Solar Ray Solar Ray
Not for UNI no but I'm sure I've taken some sort of pseudo-educational online lesson for something over the years though.
03/13/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
I took 2 university classes online and was bored out of my mind, they were way too easy and full of what felt like "busy work." Those are the only college classes I've taken though, so I don't have the in class experience to compare them to.
03/13/2011
Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
I took one online class while completing my master's degree. It was easier than most of my physical classes, but there was still homework that had to get done. I don't think it cost me much more than a standard physical class, though. I definitely prefer the physical class because the interaction is better for answering questions and discussing issues. I did not have to take it, but it ended up being a very convenient way to get a class taken care of.
03/13/2011
Taylor Taylor
I've taken a couple and don't really like them. I learn much better by being in an actual classroom. I also think it depends on th class as to how well it can be done online. Some classes I just don't feel should be done in an online format. I think a lot of science classes like chemestry or anatomy are too difficult to understand that they should not be offered online because I think you need to have an instructor who can explain them well and see them face to face.
03/13/2011
jfree jfree
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Originally posted by namelesschaos
I'm taking one now and I'm curious how many other people have. Did you like it. Do you prefer physical classes? Did they charge you an arm and a leg for it, (like they are me). Did you have to take it. etc. Discuss.
I've taken two and a few hybrids (when they do both online and offline.) I sort of like them and sort of hate them. I like that it kind of eases my social anxiety issues with discussion and I can go and discuss whenever I want to (at the moment, I haven't had the desire because I had a really ugly episode after posting a topic. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.) I kind of hate them because I'm not the most disciplined person in the world so it's really easy for me to get behind.

It's a little easier for me to get involved in debates/discussions online than offline because I can plan what I'm going to say. I also don't get wrapped in the heat of the moment until someone posts something that gets to me instead of being in a classroom and feeling attacked by people. However, I like physical classes more on the grounds that I get in the routine and know I have to go.

I go to a really cheap community college, so nope, didn't have to pay too awful much.
03/13/2011
Eliza Eliza
I took a 1 credit course last summer. I don't think I learned as much as I would have if it was a regular class. It's hard to communicate solely through the internet.
03/13/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by namelesschaos
I'm taking one now and I'm curious how many other people have. Did you like it. Do you prefer physical classes? Did they charge you an arm and a leg for it, (like they are me). Did you have to take it. etc. Discuss.
I took an online history class to finish my degree. There are pluses and minuses. I like the classroom, you get more of an open discussion area. But, online you can do it at your convienence.
03/13/2011
BadassFatass BadassFatass
I never have but I probably will eventually. I think I probably learn better in a classroom environment though.
03/13/2011
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