Question about On-Line Courses - page 2

I'm on my Schools "alternate list" for the Fall Nursing Program. Yesterday, I went to "New Student" registration for Summer Courses with the intent of getting into A&P and spending the Summer... Read More

  1. by   mariedoreen
    I've taken several on-line classes and I've never actually spent much time on-line to do it. Any articles that were posted for review I printed to read later and it never took long to do any required postings. So, if it's better for you to do your coursework away from home, do so. Go to the library (public or college) and do your reading and homework there. All the instructors I had were awesome about getting back to me very, very quickly and with an on-line class you really don't feel like you're alone, you have "access" to your other students virtually 24/7 through postings and chat. It'll be great. I do have a husband and a child and feel that on-line classes work the best for me because I'm accessible to them when necessary and can "attend" my on-line class at 3 in the morning if that's what works out for me, I don't have to meet the college's schedule. I think they're great, give it a shot, you may become a fan too!





    Quote from SusanNC
    I'm on my Schools "alternate list" for the Fall Nursing Program. Yesterday, I went to "New Student" registration for Summer Courses with the intent of getting into A&P and spending the Summer concentrating on that. Just my luck, they didn't have room for new students, it was already filled. I already have a lot of other Courses required for the Program out of the way - can't go on to Micro - because you have to have A&P first. Only Nursing related course left was "Nutrition & Diet Therapy" - all on-line.

    My problem is - I've been out of School for years and was really hoping to get into a Summer Course with an "actual live teacher" standing in front of me "teaching" so I could get back into the swing of things. I work part-time, our 3 boys have friends over all the time, barking dog, etc. - so I was really looking forward to having time to myself in a classroom setting - away from "the family, pets, laundry, dishes" concentrating on my studies.

    This Course starts Monday and I was hoping to get some advise from those of you "with children" that have taken on-line courses. Did you have to wait until late at night to do your "school work"? Did you like it, hate it? I had to pay the same fee and buy the $100.00 book (as if I was taking the course at the school) and hate the fact that if I have a question about something, I'll have to e-mail the Instructor and wait until "whenever" to get an answer - unlike being right there in a classroom.

    I've almost talked myself right out of doing this - it's not like I'll be trying to study what I learned in a class - I'll actually be taking the class here at home and not sure I'll be able to focus enough to do it. Seems like an ideal way for a single person or at least someone without kids to attend class - but like I said - with a crazy house full of boys and pets, it's kind of overwhelming and since this is my first class in a very long time, I do not way to mess this up.
    Any suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, SusanNC
  2. by   PCGrad06
    I took PY100 ENG101 ENG102 SOC101 and even a computers class all over the internet. I liked it because it gave me time for family and to study for the ones I had to go to class for. Out of the year of college I had to attend two classes. One was BSL110 and MNA100. I am on the dean's list this time and my over all GPA is 3.35 They have office hours for you to come and see them if you need to or at least my instructors were always willing to help and available.
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    I have taken alot of online classes including A&P 1 and 2. I also have 5 kids and my hubby full time student. I can study , make dinner and change diapers all at the same time . It's all in the coordnation.....



    Quote from SusanNC
    I'm on my Schools "alternate list" for the Fall Nursing Program. Yesterday, I went to "New Student" registration for Summer Courses with the intent of getting into A&P and spending the Summer concentrating on that. Just my luck, they didn't have room for new students, it was already filled. I already have a lot of other Courses required for the Program out of the way - can't go on to Micro - because you have to have A&P first. Only Nursing related course left was "Nutrition & Diet Therapy" - all on-line.

    My problem is - I've been out of School for years and was really hoping to get into a Summer Course with an "actual live teacher" standing in front of me "teaching" so I could get back into the swing of things. I work part-time, our 3 boys have friends over all the time, barking dog, etc. - so I was really looking forward to having time to myself in a classroom setting - away from "the family, pets, laundry, dishes" concentrating on my studies.

    This Course starts Monday and I was hoping to get some advise from those of you "with children" that have taken on-line courses. Did you have to wait until late at night to do your "school work"? Did you like it, hate it? I had to pay the same fee and buy the $100.00 book (as if I was taking the course at the school) and hate the fact that if I have a question about something, I'll have to e-mail the Instructor and wait until "whenever" to get an answer - unlike being right there in a classroom.

    I've almost talked myself right out of doing this - it's not like I'll be trying to study what I learned in a class - I'll actually be taking the class here at home and not sure I'll be able to focus enough to do it. Seems like an ideal way for a single person or at least someone without kids to attend class - but like I said - with a crazy house full of boys and pets, it's kind of overwhelming and since this is my first class in a very long time, I do not way to mess this up.
    Any suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, SusanNC

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