APHY 101 or 102 - Online -Feedback Needed

  1. I've taken APHY 1 & 2 & have passed both with a high "B", but would like to raise my grade to get the extra points for the nursing progarm....

    I would love to hear any feedback, pros & cons, about the online classes any of you've taken.

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   matilda123
    you need A's to get in the nursing program.
  4. by   csab
    I'm sorry, for some reason I didn't see your post back in June when you first posted it. . . I just replied to someone else on another thread about online APHY so I'll just copy/paste here what I said over there:

    "I took Aphy 101 online and am currently taking 102 online. The only times you have to go to campus for either of them is for two proctored exams for each class (at your closest campus, you don't have to drive to whatever campus the class is out of). The labs for 101 were a mixture of videos to watch, simulated experiments on the computer, looking at slides if you had access to a microscope (not required, but I have a kid's microscope, low power, that I used), and dissecting. Honestly I did not do any of the dissecting for 101 and it did not matter to my grade at all. I got an A in that class, but had to put in a lot of time to read the chapters (at least twice each, sometimes more) and do the practice activities and quizzes. In an online class you basically are teaching yourself the material but can post questions to the prof if you need to. But, you have to be the type of learner who can learn well through reading on your own (and you have to be very disciplined to put in the time). If you are the type who learns best with lecture and following along taking notes, then in class might be better for you. Oh, also, online classes will have Discussion boards every week that you have to write up a post about some given topic. These will depend on your prof as to how involved they are, how much research you have to do for them, and how 'hard' the instructor grades you on them. In my 101 class, we had to write up longish posts with internet references and he graded them pretty hard. However, in my 102 class with a different instructor, all she wants apparently is for us to regurgitate the textbook and we'll get all the points. It's hard to know beforehand how your instructor will be about the discussion boards but just know that they might be something that takes up a good couple hours at least to do. I used to spend probably 3-4 hrs doing my posts in 101, but in 102 I've learned with this particular instructor that you can do it in an hour by just rewording the text material."

    So that said, I think if you already took 101 and 102 and got high Bs in them, then you can probably handle them online since they will be review for you. If you are willing to do the LPN program first though, you may be able to get in with the two Bs. How many points would you have if you used the Bs?
  5. by   RNwntaB
    Quote from csab
    I'm sorry, for some reason I didn't see your post back in June when you first posted it. . . I just replied to someone else on another thread about online APHY so I'll just copy/paste here what I said over there:

    "I took Aphy 101 online and am currently taking 102 online. The only times you have to go to campus for either of them is for two proctored exams for each class (at your closest campus, you don't have to drive to whatever campus the class is out of). The labs for 101 were a mixture of videos to watch, simulated experiments on the computer, looking at slides if you had access to a microscope (not required, but I have a kid's microscope, low power, that I used), and dissecting. Honestly I did not do any of the dissecting for 101 and it did not matter to my grade at all. I got an A in that class, but had to put in a lot of time to read the chapters (at least twice each, sometimes more) and do the practice activities and quizzes. In an online class you basically are teaching yourself the material but can post questions to the prof if you need to. But, you have to be the type of learner who can learn well through reading on your own (and you have to be very disciplined to put in the time). If you are the type who learns best with lecture and following along taking notes, then in class might be better for you. Oh, also, online classes will have Discussion boards every week that you have to write up a post about some given topic. These will depend on your prof as to how involved they are, how much research you have to do for them, and how 'hard' the instructor grades you on them. In my 101 class, we had to write up longish posts with internet references and he graded them pretty hard. However, in my 102 class with a different instructor, all she wants apparently is for us to regurgitate the textbook and we'll get all the points. It's hard to know beforehand how your instructor will be about the discussion boards but just know that they might be something that takes up a good couple hours at least to do. I used to spend probably 3-4 hrs doing my posts in 101, but in 102 I've learned with this particular instructor that you can do it in an hour by just rewording the text material."

    So that said, I think if you already took 101 and 102 and got high Bs in them, then you can probably handle them online since they will be review for you. If you are willing to do the LPN program first though, you may be able to get in with the two Bs. How many points would you have if you used the Bs?
    csab~

    I would have 188 points....The extra 10 to 20 points would be soooo much better!

    I am going to take the TEAS for the 3rd time...Hopefully I can bring that up a little too...We'll see.

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