What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Online Classes

Dear Colleges,

If your online course selection and instructor requires students to meet with them on campus for an in person skills assessment, this isn't an appropriate course to be taught online. No, really. Do I need to explain this to you?

I appreciate your overwhelming greed focus on the student that you want to offer as many courses online as possible while not increasing your staff. However, many of us online student take these courses because we have jobs (note plural) that make taking classes difficult and so appreciate the online form whenever possible.

Requiring us to either come in to campus, or be online, during certain times (say, like between 8am and 5pm) is exactly the type of thing we were trying to avoid. You know, because it interferes with aforementioned jobs.

Oh, and waiting until the Friday before classes start to inform us of this requirement? Really not cool. In fact, it leads me to the conclusion that you suck.

Please see to this.


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