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post #11 of 17
Hmm very interesting. I'm going to join. I'm also thinking about using the Khan Academy as a learning tool to supplement the online classes I'm taking from my local community college. Some of the teachers don't really teach at all. It's just "Do X in book Y and turn it in".
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Amazing. Already signed up for the seach engine one a few days ago.
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Originally Posted by Nistenf View Post

Amazing. Already signed up for the seach engine one a few days ago.

so did I, thought it would be nice for them to have as much support as possible, and I'm always curious to see how these things work out. Hopefully it's a good experience, guess we'll find out in a couple weeks smile.gif
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I didn't know things like this were going down. Thank goodness I check OCN for news. smile.gif
 
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post #15 of 17
I just signed up for this and I am definetly interested in seeing how this is. I am looking to start a web desing business and I am only 14 so this will definetly be very interesting. I hope I will be able to complete all of the asignments and tests but even if I can't this will still giev me alot more knowledge.
    
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Does any one know if this has gotten delayed? I go to there main site and log in but I am still seeing the
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I've done the online thing already, definitely over-hyped... Definitely is NOT a substitute for classroom lectures. An academic environment is more conducive to learning than sitting behind a computer screen. It is impossible for him to answer questions and have one-on-one's with that many students.
However, this may be a good alternative for those that don't attend a conventional college.

Can you really get 1-on-1 time with a professor at a large university?
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