Beth’s Wish is the UW’s Command

Online courses, you ask?

Done and done.

The cost is the about the same as in-state tuition for in-person classes (~$150 a credit) so I wouldn’t recommend it if your goal is just to learn Russian or get an overview of south asian religions, but it’s a good way to pick up credits. Having been prematurely sucked out of academia by. . er. . favorable market conditions in the tech sector, I’m trying to finish my degree while keeping up a fulltime career, and the UW’s online courses are invaluable. How else can you take a midterm on the can?

Of course, if you just want to keep your brain sharp while waiting for the UW to find some available space, you can’t do better than MIT’s OpenCourseWare. It’s like going to MIT, but you don’t get the pedigree, the credits, or get to spend the rest of your life paying off the student loans.

Incidentally, isn’t it odd that the UW is suffering so much from success? If a supermarket has people beating down its door to get in, they’d probably be pretty happy, but the U considers it some kind of unfortunate disaster. I’m pretty sure all of these transfer students come bearing tuition checks, so build some more freaking classrooms.

1 Comment so far

  1. (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2004 @ 5:51 am

    Yah, I saw that they do offer some online courses. I think it would be great if there were more! :)

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