Online Science Courses - page 5

Hi all, I thought that maybe it would be good to have a sticky for online science courses. I am currently looking for an online/distance learning-- 4-- credit microbiology course. Of course... Read More

  1. by   Mr.N8
    How is testing done? One of the online courses mentioned that tests are proctored (supervised)...? How is this done? This sounds silly, but; are webcams required? Does nothing prevent me from accessing my notes during an exam?

    Tankyou4your help

    N8
  2. by   1dreday
    I just thought you guys should know that byu online micro is 369$
    and ccconline is closer to 600$ from what i can tell from lookin at their web site micro is the last req i need ?
  3. by   fotografe
    Some courses are open notebook. For you to look up all your info to check your answers -- well darn near impossible especially with Chem. The tests are on a timer from the time you sign in, so when time is up, it shuts off (you do get warnings as time counts down). Proctoring is done at a number of places. You can go to a library, a church, another school. Your school will tell you what is appropriate. They contact the proctor who gets a secret code to sign you in, then they actually proctor you.. No cheating allowed. HTH.

    Quote from Mr.N8
    How is testing done? One of the online courses mentioned that tests are proctored (supervised)...? How is this done? This sounds silly, but; are webcams required? Does nothing prevent me from accessing my notes during an exam?

    Tankyou4your help

    N8
  4. by   Alibaba
    well, if you wanna transfer your micro, you should know that the BYU class is 3credit (no lab) and ccconline is a 4credit (with lab). I am also looking at byu, but that would mean I'd still have to take a lab elsewhere. Just so you know.... P.s I wish you success!! I have micro and one concepts exam left to sign up for the big test @ Excelsior.
  5. by   Vin
    Anyone know of a good online course in statistics?
  6. by   student603
    Quote from fotografe
    www.iowacconline.com


    Chem, A & P I & II and General Bio as well as other courses.

    I highly recommend the Chem with Dr. Klepper -- totally suited to teaching in the distance format.
    Hi fotografe, I have a question about the labs and proctoring. I did see a note from you further on, where the lab exams are given in various places..Libraries, etc. You mention that the school finds the proctor for you. I just wanted to ensure that was correct because I was intereseted in taking some classes thru this college but did not want to have a big hassle finding proctors, ie...sometimes you have to get someone with a certian resume and they have to sign off on some paperwork and many people are reluctant to get involved in that. So the lab exam was arranged locally for you in your home town & they flew the proctor to the site?? Thankyou for your help. Oh, and can you recall how many lab exams for A&P 1?? I'm not worried about the material (already had it but its been 15 yrs), more worried about the hassle. Thanks again.
  7. by   HisTreasure
    Quote from student603
    Hi fotografe, I have a question about the labs and proctoring. I did see a note from you further on, where the lab exams are given in various places..Libraries, etc. You mention that the school finds the proctor for you. I just wanted to ensure that was correct because I was intereseted in taking some classes thru this college but did not want to have a big hassle finding proctors, ie...sometimes you have to get someone with a certian resume and they have to sign off on some paperwork and many people are reluctant to get involved in that. So the lab exam was arranged locally for you in your home town & they flew the proctor to the site?? Thankyou for your help. Oh, and can you recall how many lab exams for A&P 1?? I'm not worried about the material (already had it but its been 15 yrs), more worried about the hassle. Thanks again.
    I am not sure, but I also checked into BYU. You will have to find your own lab and pay for it, probably at a local CC if the institution you're transferring credit to requires a lab component. The lab is not found for you. As for proctoring, there is a list of approved sites in your area. You contact the school when you are ready to test and the school sets up a test date and time at the site closest to you that you choose. Some sites charge a nominal fee for your to sit an exam at their site. It is pretty efficient, I have heard. So, in short, you need to know whether the school you are transferring credits to requires a lab. If it does, BYU may not be the best choice for you if you plan to do it all at a distance, or if you don't want to pay for a seperate lab. On the other hand, CCCOnline is very costly, but it includes a lab component and you do the labs in your own home. You should probably talk to your academic advisor at your home school to see what the micro requirements are.
  8. by   fotografe
    Quote from student603
    Hi fotografe, I have a question about the labs and proctoring. I did see a note from you further on, where the lab exams are given in various places..Libraries, etc. You mention that the school finds the proctor for you. I just wanted to ensure that was correct because I was intereseted in taking some classes thru this college but did not want to have a big hassle finding proctors, ie...sometimes you have to get someone with a certian resume and they have to sign off on some paperwork and many people are reluctant to get involved in that. So the lab exam was arranged locally for you in your home town & they flew the proctor to the site?? Thankyou for your help. Oh, and can you recall how many lab exams for A&P 1?? I'm not worried about the material (already had it but its been 15 yrs), more worried about the hassle. Thanks again.
    The proctor you find yourself. I used the public library for one exam, and then had a professor from a university that my husband knows proctor me for the other. Basically they just make sure you are the person you say you are, and set you up on the computer with a code.

    I think there were 3 or 4 exams for each course. I dont' think Chem required a proctor. Good luck.
  9. by   lcbradley
    Quote from MelodyLPN
    They offer A & P with lab, Chemistry with lab, & Biology with lab.

    Here is their website: http://www.edukan.org
    www.electroniccampus.org
  10. by   nan1993
    Great site! Thank you. I am on line to finish my BSN.
    Quote from lcbradley
  11. by   lcbradley
    Quote from nan1996
    Great site! Thank you. I am on line to finish my BSN.
    Cool! I'm glad it was helpful.
  12. by   TinyNurse
    I see someone asked in this thread before, but i'm also looking for an online statistics class. Any ideas?
  13. by   mona b RN
    Quote from TinyNurse
    I see someone asked in this thread before, but i'm also looking for an online statistics class. Any ideas?

    www.byu.edu
    http://www.uidaho.edu/isi/courses/math253.htm
    http://learn.wisconsin.edu/catframe.asp
    http://utdirect.utexas.edu/ecweb/cenroll.html


    Good Luck!

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