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Posted on 2007.16.03 at 14:38
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Does anyone have any info on Athabasca University? For reasons that are way, way too geekdorky to explore at this juncture, I'm thinking about enrolling in a degree program couple of their courses.

Like I don't have enough academic stuff I'm not doing already. But still, anyone?

Okay, work time. Then finish my axial_tilt story and submit it before I go to bed. Which might mean I go to bed late, quel surprise!

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drama queen
cirakaite at 2007-03-16 19:30 (UTC) ()
I'm doing my educational psych course via Athabasca . . . it's quite good. Lots of library-access and articles available online, etc.
Jillian
oniongirl at 2007-03-16 19:39 (UTC) ()
I know I'm a totally random person but I spotted your post from ds_noticeboard's friends and thought I would respond. I've been taking courses from Athabasca for the last five years (mostly Poli Sci, Anthropology and Business courses) so if you have any questions I might be able to help. I often find that the marking is easier in Athabasca courses but the reading is heavier.

Jillian
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-03-16 21:16 (UTC) ()
Distance learning is just about all I can do these days, since I don't have a lot of time to go to classes and most of the stuff I want to learn about isn't available in Rhode Island.

Oh, btw, is your username a Charles deLint reference? I love him. :)
Jillian
oniongirl at 2007-03-16 23:20 (UTC) ()
My username is from Charles de Lint. I first fell in love with the covers of his books and then his stories.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-03-16 23:47 (UTC) ()
I met Mr. de Lint on a bus in Salem, MA last year when he was speaking at The Witching Hour. He and his wife are both very nice, very bright people. It was very cool to meet him. I also love that he's a Celtic musician, which makes him cooler than most everyone. :) And his books are great, I'm a big fan of his.
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-03-16 20:59 (UTC) ()
I don't have direct info, but I took a couple of courses from BC's Open U, and it was excellent. Good luck!
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-03-16 21:02 (UTC) ()
Or.. "they" were excellent. One or the other. ;)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-03-16 21:13 (UTC) ()
I wish I could get paid for being a student. I'd have a ton of degrees by now.
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-03-16 21:16 (UTC) ()
I was a terrible student when I was a kid. "Topaz has lots of potential if only she'd apply herself..." the typical ADD stuff.

But now that I'm an adult, I absolutely love school, and everything about it. Funny, I was just talking to a co-worker at lunchtime about doing an online course at U. Victoria. Synchronicity?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-03-16 21:18 (UTC) ()
I am not making this up: I was just looking at U Victoria's site just a few hours ago during my distance learning surf. Apparently the stars are in alignment.
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-03-16 21:24 (UTC) ()
Cue the spooky music!!! That is so weird.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-03-16 23:48 (UTC) ()
I actually thought of doing the online thing from them first, but I couldn't figure out the process. Athabasca is more ADD-friendly in its links to info.
I Am Canadian
dragonflymuse at 2007-03-16 22:47 (UTC) ()
A friend of mine is getting her Masters in Nursing from Athabasca via the distance ed program. I can share your email with her and she can give you what info she has :)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-03-16 23:58 (UTC) ()
Oh, very cool! I haven't looked at the Bachelor of Nursing stuff, which is probably what I SHOULD be looking at instead of looking at programs to do just because I want to. There are probably plenty of online nursing programs in my area, so if I were doing nursing things, I'd look around here.

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