So I guess the naysayers missed the part about him taking an English class and it being a huge problem. Kids asking for pictures and autographs in the middle of class. I took some online classes while at Bama. Worst decision I ever made.
Call me crazy, but I don't trust one bit that he is having to put forth much effort as a Heisman winner in 4 online Sports Management courses. There is no easier way to arrange for cheating than having classes exclusively online. Not that moving kids into the classroom will guarantee effort is made for the grades achieved *see UT*, but at least they have a responsibility to show up in a set location every day. Seems like if you're being called a student-athlete, you should have to put something in. And I'm not saying all online classes are a breeze, but I'd be very surprised if these 4 classes require much good-faith effort.
Underclassmen/women who are not making the grade don't deserve the "privilege". It could be that they are still too immature and
unorganized to perform/excel online.
Oh well, it could be better than going to class and being brainwashed by some Prof.
Have you found the courses tougher that actually attending class?
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" Patrick Henry
To answer your other question: I took a Microsoft Excel class where we had to do all the work at home and only come to class for the tests. A couple of the advanced concepts in the program would have been easier to handle with input by the professor/instructor.
Granted, I don't mind in retrospect. The instructor clearly did not want to be teaching the course as it was during the summer.
I also wish I would have been able to take my Roman History course online and avoid the horrible professor Alabama employs to teach that course.
Last edited by DiamondDust; February 20th, 2013 at 05:48 PM.
“We have 45 men suited up. They're all supposed to be ready to play.”
I do think there is much more opportunity for fraud as well - does anyone think Ferris Bueller would actually have been sitting in front of his computer on a lovely Spring day, or would he have programmed a holographic image to stand-in for him?
Color me baffled that people are making this an issue
Purely On-line classes were the hardest classes I've ever taken. Of course, almost all classes have an on-line element these days. The all-on-line classes were much more work than "regular" classes. Usually not just "busy work" as someone said, but also more written "papers" to show that you actually have a good grasp on the subject matter.
Roll Tide Roll!!!
How can him being in a class be a huge distraction? I can see the first day there might be a wow factor, but when you see him three days a week for a whole semester, you should grow up and get used to a Heisman winner sitting next to you.
If I'm a professor and people are taking pictures or asking for autographs while I'm trying to lecture, I ask the offenders to leave.
As for being able to cheat on an online test, has anyone ever taken a class with a hundred or more students in it? You don't think someone has ever had someone else take the test for them and the professor is none the wiser?