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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    Just to throw out a little about online classes. There are many schools with a very large online class taking population. It brings in lots of money to the school and the schools don't have to build the physical infrastructure to house the students courses. There are many schools that use software for the online tests that require the student to have a webcam that they will have activated when the test is being taken. The test is administered through a web browser that will not let there be any other apps running at the time. The student is recorded as they take the test. At the host site, where the video files are dumped, a flag is placed on the video if there is any excessive movement, i.e. a door opening, student turning around, moving to open a book, etc. The instructor then can go to the video file and see what the excessive movement is. The idea is there to try and prevent cheating. I know that every time a better mousetrap is made, the mice get bigger and smarter. I would question a student being able to take ALL of their courses online though. It would seem a bit over the top for a student to be able to take an entire courseload online. There's too much that goes into setting up a course to be taught online.
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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlistarWills View Post
    Just to throw out a little about online classes. There are many schools with a very large online class taking population. It brings in lots of money to the school and the schools don't have to build the physical infrastructure to house the students courses. There are many schools that use software for the online tests that require the student to have a webcam that they will have activated when the test is being taken. The test is administered through a web browser that will not let there be any other apps running at the time. The student is recorded as they take the test. At the host site, where the video files are dumped, a flag is placed on the video if there is any excessive movement, i.e. a door opening, student turning around, moving to open a book, etc. The instructor then can go to the video file and see what the excessive movement is. The idea is there to try and prevent cheating. I know that every time a better mousetrap is made, the mice get bigger and smarter. I would question a student being able to take ALL of their courses online though. It would seem a bit over the top for a student to be able to take an entire courseload online. There's too much that goes into setting up a course to be taught online.

    I guess with this, you could still have a Cheat Sheet.
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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    All this "celebrity" talk that has him taking these online courses, I say let him keep listening to it. Let him continue thinking he is the best thing since sliced bread. Pump him up, lets see how he handles himself. Fame DOES change people and this will actually show just how mature he is. He will find out that he caught us beat up and let down after a come back victory at LSWho. Things will be much different this year.
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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasTideFan View Post
    Probably exact opposite I bet. He will probably camp out at the football complex if he doesn't have class and watch film/work out. I thought he was pretty close to wrapping up his degree anyway.
    He's set to graduate in May of 2014.

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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    So should I assume McCarron and Ingram have never gone to class?
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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    If I could have taken all my classes online I would have. I don't see a problem with it unless the classes aren't available to everyone.

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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    I shouldn't be surprised by some of the ridiculous posts in this thread, but I still am. Some of you never cease to amaze me.
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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    I was reading where Johnny Football is taking all on-line classes and will only be on campus one time a month.
    Seems to me like the NCAA shouldn't allow something like this.
    I'm not saying it will happen but wouldn't that make it mighty easy for someone to take your classes for you?
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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    Quote Originally Posted by tidefan23 View Post
    Is that so? I found out a particular player was in one of my management classes back in '93 or '94 the day of the final.
    If I'm not mistaken Coach Saban has a very strict policy about class attendance, and I mean players walking their butts into a class room and sitting down at a desk beside other students. lol.. If they don't choose to do so he'll suspend them in a heartbeat. I like this approach.
    There may not be anything actually "wrong" with what Manziel is doing. My son is getting his masters on-line and it's very convenient for him as a newlywed.
    So I know I'm using a double standard here but I just think football players should go to class. Furthermore, if one can take on-line classes then I think they all should be able to.
    I know. I'm sounding like my grand father lol
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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    I have no problem with the online classes. I think it's going to become a trend especially for athletes because work can get done on their schedule (e.g. If I'm CNS and I know I have kids having issues going to class, they're doing online classes during their study hall session with someone looking over their shoulder with a pitcher of cold water ready to go). As long as the classes aren't a sham, then I have no problem with JM doing it.

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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    Count me as one who thinks online coursing should be limited, and for special needs.

    Part of the college experience is having the discipline to get up and GO to a class, and the interaction with others and teachers in that setting. You learn social skills for the real world - kids nowadays need more of that, and less internet "Social Media" imo.

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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

    University of Phoenix and its academic reputation has been a great addition to the SEC.

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    Re: Manziel Taking All On-Line Classes-Fishy?

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    University of Phoenix and its academic reputation has been a great addition to the SEC.
    They have an NFL-quality football stadium

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