Learning "higher ed" style in only 10 days?
ALTUS — Western Oklahoma State College will no longer offer a type of controversial online course reportedly favored by college athletes looking for quick credits, school officials announced Wednesday.
The college's announcement came hours after the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education released a report recommending the college immediately discontinue its 10-day online intersession courses.
The State Regents office released a compliance report Wednesday on those courses. According to the report, the office didn't find sufficient evidence that the so-called quick-credit courses are appropriate for a college-level curriculum...
According to the report, the college offered 256 course sections via 10-day online courses during the 2011-12 academic year. During the spring, summer and fall semesters, a combined total of 7,501 students enrolled in those courses...students came from across the country.
I am convinced that if I could have knocked out a college course in less than two weeks back in the day, I would have become a much better video game player.
Fast fast forward many years, my traditional education left me a mediocre "gamer" whose older son thrashes him on the X-Box, and whose little daughter whoops him on the Wii.
Looks like I might have a late night tonight, long after the kids have gone to sleep: practicing Wii Bowling with a goal of respectability.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.