What do ya'll think?

  1. Got a question for you guys. Has anyone taken any internet courses or cable classes? I'm thinking about taking biology on cable. What do you guys think. Can you really retain the info.?

    Let me know. Thanks, Ali
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  3. by   AmyLiz
    I am currently taking a telecourse in Health Care Delivery (an intro allied health co-requisite). It's on videotape. I like it because I can go at my own pace & don't have to make another trip out to campus. I will have to go out there to take the mid-term & final exams at the testing center, but that's it. (well, I'll have to turn in my paper & assignment as well, but that's no big deal since I'm on campus 2 nights a week anyway for another class)

    I plan on taking a few other courses this way or over the internet as well.

    The only thing is that you have to be diligent in doing the work. It's easy to get lazy/forgetful about doing the work, but if you can put your nose to the grindstone & make sure you complete all the assignments, it's really a nice alternative.
  4. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by blklab
    I'm thinking about taking biology on cable. What do you guys think. Can you really retain the info.?
    I took several that way and enjoyed them. As far as retaining info, it depends on the class & how well you would do if you were sitting in the classroom for that particular class. If it's a hard subject for you anyway, it'll be harder when no one's pushing you to do it.
  5. by   blklab
    Thanks for the info. It is much appreciated! I wish this class was on video tape instead of having to be in front of the tv at 4 o'clock Tuesday and Thursday. Thanks again, Ali
  6. by   CountrifiedRN
    Hi blklab, welcome!

    I took a business class online, I thought it would be easy. But it really required a lot of time and organization skills. If you can keep all your assignments and reading organized, and if you are self motivated you should be fine!

    ps- Can't you tape the class yourself from your TV to your VCR? That way you can watch it at your convenience.
  7. by   blklab
    RN2bNC, I was just thinking that. Even though I would have to be watching the tv. Tues. and Thurs. when the class was in session, I would think I could record it in case I needed to go back and watch it again. Which may be to my benefit. I have to be on the phone though during the class time. Thanks for the input! Ali

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