(Okay, completely unrelated, I love the little skeleton/skull icon. Hee hee! I can see myself using that a lot.
My first 8 weeks with Chamberlain is done! It went well. I got an A in my "NR351-Transition to Professional Nursing" class. The classes are 8 weeks long, and we had weekly readings/lessons to complete (materials provided on the Chamberlain site), and then discussion forums in which we had to participate a certain number of times during that week (and we all can see how much I love discussion forums, ha ha!). I also had to write two papers, plus complete a pre-class survey and post-class survey that had 15 or 16 questions on each. There were also weekly scheduled chats, which were not mandatory, but I did manage to get to a couple of them -- it was nice to chat in real-time with my classmates.
I'm waiting on the final grade for my "Computer Applications for Business" class (AKA "All About MS Office"), but I'm pretty sure I got an A in that one, too. I could have completely skipped the final exam and still had a C! LOL!! There were weekly reading assignments, then related assignments to complete for which we had to create and submit spreadsheets, presentations, documents, etc. I wasn't completely bored because I had to use Word 2007, which is a bit different than Word 2000 (which I had been using). I still enjoyed it. I'm kind of an idiot savant when it comes to software.
Chamberlain's general ed classes are done through DeVry, so it's a different website and slightly different "virtual classroom" set-up. I actually like the DeVry website a bit better, but they're both user-friendly, IMO. But the DeVry discussion participation requirements seem a bit more stringent -- students are expected to log on and participate in weekly threaded discussions at least every other day, which translates to three days per week. With Chamberlain, you are expected to log into the course and respond in the threaded discussion topics a minimum of two separate days per week, beginning no later than Wednesday of the discussion week. But I found myself not having to struggle to exceed the minimum, ha ha. (Big shock, right? Motormouth!)
And with both of these discussion requirements, you can't just post junk like "Yeah, I agree." You have to participate in the discussion with something of substance. I really enjoyed it! After feeling somewhat isolated for so long as an EC credit-by-exam student, it was nice to have a lot of dialog with classmates!
So that's the update on my RN-BSN progress. Only 27 credits to go! :chuckle