Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Clever kid

Today, I got the statistics for our students who are currently taking online courses. Last fall, we had about 600 online students. Now, we have over 1,000. The program is growing, and I hope my position at the college will grow with it!

But here's the one statistic that jumped off the page for me. It was the box where the column for "Exclusively Online Students" intersects the row for "Living On-Campus." It says, "1."

I blinked and checked the info again. But that 1 is truly and rightfully there.

We do indeed have 1 student living in the dorm and taking only online courses.

Dang, I wish I could have done my undergrad time that way! Imagine it. No set class times. You sleep when you want. You fire up the laptop and do your school work. You only have to leave for bathroom breaks, food, bathing, laundry, and maybe the occasional trip to the library. But they're even putting that online now. If you have a job, you leave for that. And partying. If you want.

It's college campus life on your own schedule. Brilliant.


Lindy said...

I'd love to see that kids GPA, just to see how it's going for them.

And I agree - AWESOME !

Blogget Jones said...

Yeah, I wish I could figure out who it is and see their grades! Haha!

Anonymous said...

That is a stroke of genious! I think were I ever to seriously consider going back to school on-line would be the way to go . . . I just can't imagine sitting in a giant lecture hall with kids who have children the same age as my own!

Blogget Jones said...

I totally understand!! That's why I did my Master's online. It was perfect!

:o) BJ

Walker said...

On line sounds great but there something to be said about interacting with others and seeing their perspective on certain subjects like history and social studies.

Blogget Jones said...

Walker -- With technology advances for distance learning, the interactive aspect is a big part of online courses now. Some exciting things are happening with this! My Master's program was completely interactive, and I still stay in touch with the friends I made there. It's really something else! I love it.

:o) BJ