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[Online Schoolin'] Western Governors University?

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  1. Xerobull

    Xerobull Contributing Member
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    Anyone had any experience with it? Feedback?

    All I know is that it's a non-profit university, which is far in the Pro column. It's also very self-paced and knowledge based. I'm just a little leery about stigma attached to online-only colleges.
     
  2. Dairy Ashford

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    Just spend a little more time looking for distance learning programs at traditional universities, all the big state schools have them; and that goes double if you're just looking for individual courses.

    University of North Dakota and Arizona State University have (the only) ABET-accredited undergraduate 100% distance learning programs for Engineering (even though at UND you have to fly to North Dakota for a week for the natural science labs), so there are online sections for a lot science and math courses that might not necessarily be available elsewhere.

    The most important thing to clarify is whether or not they use Blackboard, there are some colleges that use cut rate garbage like Desire2Lean.
     
  3. tallanvor

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    Why is that a pro? You mean because its cheap?
     
  4. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    I think he means pro in terms of aggressive nasty practices of for profit colleges.
     
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    Bingo. For-profit schools are counter-intuitive.
     
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