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Any of you older guys who know your academics and did pretty well, can you elaborate on this? I listed the pros and cons from what I know ( These are for 8week to semester long courses during the main school year)
Online Pros - You can cheat having the paper in front of you or another tab on the internet open .. fast lectures/teach own pace Cons - Easy to slip up since you are on your own schedule / need great self discipline
Face to face normal class Pros- You have to stay on task and on pace w/ rest of class cons- Harder to cheat .. have to deal with BS from professor and smaller assignments
This is not a 4 year university im talking about a simple community college for a few classes that I have the choice of online or non online. All responses appreciated and thank you.
I consider myself a good candidate to answer this question.
I've done one quarter of half half split on line and on campus.
One only online.
And one campus only.
I'll start with the half and half. It's really best to take your major classes on campus because realistically those are your important classes which determines your transfer. Then to not really waste time take GE classes online, (preferably the really easy ones).
Just online can be tricky. It's very very easy to fall behind or just straight up cheat on everything. I'll be honest this was my worst quarter I ever had. I slipped up so hard and almost failed all 3 of my classes. I just got caught up in work (I requested a lot more hours because I didn't have to go to campus) and that sort of screwed me. It really didn't feel like I was in school at the time now that I look back. Which makes sense why my gpa went to shit. Also make sure the teacher is an easy one, a hard online teacher is just as bad as a hard at school teacher trust me.
And lastly the only on campus, this is when my GPA is the highest. When you go to class and meet people and talk it's really motivating and easy to keep up with the motion of school. Sure I do work a lot less but it pays off with good grades. I think this is the best way to go if you can afford it.
So it all depends, I chose to go back to on campus only and I am doing extremely well this quarter. Good teachers, good students surrounding me, and great classes. I don't recommend doing online only as it can get really unmotivating and even pretty lonely. If you really want to free up your schedule do half and half. You won't regret it just make sure your online classes are bs classes and ALWAYS make sure, if the teacher allows you to do all the work ahead of time to DO IT ahead of time. Get it out of the way and your semester will be a breeze from then on.
I've taken MANY online course and will be taking another one probably next semester.
I am in Engineering and try to take most of easy bird courses online so I don't have to deal with the BS of going to class when I have a 35+ hour class schedule.
You listing the ability to cheat is just, well, not good lol... It's not that useful at all. If you've ever had open book tests or allowed cheat sheets you will probably know what I mean. It hardly helps even with Google. The Profs know this and ask the questions with this very fact in mind. The best way is to take it with a bunch of friends and do the tests together if possible.
As far as the pace of the course go, it really depends on the difficulty of the course and you should base taking an online or in class based on how hard the course is in my experience. The difficult ones, you are much better off going to class but an easy one just take it online.
A lot of my friends and myself included that went to class didn't really keep up that well since we didn't pay attention or just fucked around during class so we ended up doing it at our own pace anyways since the notes would all be posted anyways.
Remember unless there is attendance you DON'T have to go to class...
I think the biggest factor should be the difficulty of the course when it comes to choosing online or in class in my experience, not the pace or ability to cheat.
Yea I have taken some online classes from a community college. Check rate my professor to make sure your teacher isn't a complete shithead. I've heard of some online class horror stories where some teachers just dont give a fuck and will close assignments early just because they feel like it and what not. That's rare though. It's a great way to get the easy, basic classes out of the way and not have to spend time commuting when you could be doing other productive stuff. And if it's a bullshit class not related to your major. Being able to just look up some answers online is helpful soemtimes, But don't rely on it.
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Yea i checked rate my prof.. I probably wont do any onlline this next semester but i will do one online and maybe some bs classes next fall... so what I am getting from this is = Do easy bs classes online but do harder classes traditionally face to face
I have a postgraduate degree that took me almost 5 years to get. Right now, I am preparing for my CCNA (cisco certifed network associate) and guess what? I only went to a class a total of four times. Once I knew the books and the core syllabus/curriculum, I flew on my own knowing the only thing limiting me would be an internship.
There are cheat sheets and prior exams anyone can download and memorize. I think I can confidently write that reading experience/core knowledge is one thing and exam preparation and knowing how to answer exam questions is another. You can also use the exams to correct and gain knowledge by understanding the answers that are not right.
No matter what, have a schedule and stick to it. If you are not a time management guru go to school. If you think you are or the online classes have a solid rep and the college is good, do it online.
My own experience has been one of positive experiences, self studying. I can allocate time pretty well and any questions I had have already been answered online in various forums and articles.
If you are serious about your career, spend the money and go to a good college. What you are after is not just the degree but the internships and experience that employers will look at before hiring you.
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