Online Learning College

10 August 2011

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Are there any online colleges whose learning format is more tests/finals and less essays?

I’m sick of online learning that isn’t learning. Rather than discussions and tests that help me gauge whether I’m learning the material, all my college asks for is essays! I am sick of writing essays every two weeks. My old brick and mortar school allowed me better learning.

However, now I’m divorced and working full time. I really need the format of online learning.

Does anyone have any experience with an online school that doesn’t require so many essays?

But essays are part of learning and tests aren’t – tests are validation of learning and often are poor at that.

Have you looked at CLEP/DANTES exams – no class, no essays, no lectures – just an exam.

Thomas Edison State College, Excelsior College, and Charter Oak State College are known to use these exams a great deal if you prefer that method.

note: “essays every two weeks”, that sounds great to me. I’ve been writing 10+ pages per week and sometimes several of those a week for over a year now.

If you prefer the bricks-and-mortar method or learn better that way, go that route. The two creatures aren’t (and can’t be) the same.

Columbia College – Online Learning, Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees


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