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    There's so much useful information in this forum, but its buried and takes a huge amount of time to unearth and a lot of the same questions get asked. What about creating a wiki for members to add to/edit to build a repository of collective wisdom/experience for each other to use? It could hold statements about policies, example degree plans, definitions, things to watch for, etc. It could/should be publicly viewable but only editable by forum members. It should be part of the IC/DF family and linked to/from the forum. Something like wiki.degreeforum.net

    It would not replace the forum. Discussion should remain here. The wiki could hold "authoritative" answers -- as "authoritative" as anything here could get...

    I understand the desire to keep specific test study guide compilations off the wiki since that is a revenue stream, but everything else in the forum should be organizable over time.

    Thoughts?
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    Goal: TESC BA Computer Science (switched from BSBA CIS)

    After completing all but 4 gen eds for the BSBA, in June 2013 I switched to BA CS to go full-STEM and due to life and career I am now slow-rolling it taking 1-2 courses per semester until complete. Current ETA Fall 2014.

    Completed:
    AAS Computer Science, CCAF
    CLEP: A&I Lit, CCM, College Math, Fin Acc, Marketing, Mgmt, Microecon
    DSST: Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance
    ALEKS: College Algebra, Trig, Stats
    Classes: ENC-102, LAW-201, ECO-111, ACC-102, LIB-495, COS-213, COS-241

    Next: Computer Architecture, Calc I

    Remaining:
    CLEP: 3x gen eds
    Classes: Calc I/II, Discrete Math, Operating Systems, Capstone

    Wife & step-son pursuing state emergency management certification & Big 3 options.

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    I second the motion.
    CLEP: Col. Comp., Hum., Math., A&I, Am. Gvt., Soc. Sci. and Hist., Prin. of Mgmt., Nat. Sci. Prin. of Mkting.DSST: Intro. to Comp., Intro. to Wor. Rel., Ethics in Am., Intro. to Bus., Prin. of Sup., Bus. Ethics., MIS, Money & Banking (That's right, I passed it!)Courses from B&M: Bus. Com.; Elem. Speech Com., Intro. to Psy., Intro. to Bus. and Mgmt, Trans. Math. Macro- & Microecon., Prin. of Acct. 1 & 2, Phil. of West 1., Appl. Bus. Math, Bus. Law Penn Foster: Train. Con., Fin.l Mgmt., Con. Beh., Comp. Mgmt., and Lab. Rel.

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    That is a great idea!
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    Given how hard it is to now search for specific information in this new design, I think this is a good idea. Although, all things being equal, I would rather have the old forum design back!!! Hint hint!
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    Marianne,
    I agree with you totally!!!!! However, you are indulging in wishful thinking - the old forum was great, but it was a dinosaur with regards to current programming trends. As my momma used to say, "Wishin ain't gittin."
    I'm afraid, it ain't comin' back.

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    So, thoughts on how a wiki would be organized? What major categories, subcategories, etc?

    My initial thoughts:

    • Concept overview and How It Works
    • College Accreditation (RA, NA, DETC, and maybe touch on grad-level issues like AACSP etc -- basically a guide to choosing the right accreditation for your career path)
    • General Academic Policies
      • General info on transfers (e.g. no credit laundering)
      • ACE recommendations are not requirements
      • Things to avoid, or things that simply aren't possible / will cause you lots of problems
    • The Big 3
      • Thomas Edison
        • TESC-specific policies
        • Actual TESC degree plans
      • Excelsior
        • EC-specific policies
        • Actual EC degree plans
      • Charter Oak
        • COSC-specific policies
        • Actual COSC degree plans

    • The "Lesser Schools" (in terms of flexibility / credits accepted)
      • AMU/APU
      • etc

    • Sources of Credit
      • ALEKS
      • Straighterline
      • FEMA
      • Community Colleges


    This is only an initial WAG at a list of topics and I'm sure barely scratches the surface. But I'd like to get the momentum going on this idea so we can have it all mapped out to make it easier to convince the boss-man to do it.
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    Goal: TESC BA Computer Science (switched from BSBA CIS)

    After completing all but 4 gen eds for the BSBA, in June 2013 I switched to BA CS to go full-STEM and due to life and career I am now slow-rolling it taking 1-2 courses per semester until complete. Current ETA Fall 2014.

    Completed:
    AAS Computer Science, CCAF
    CLEP: A&I Lit, CCM, College Math, Fin Acc, Marketing, Mgmt, Microecon
    DSST: Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance
    ALEKS: College Algebra, Trig, Stats
    Classes: ENC-102, LAW-201, ECO-111, ACC-102, LIB-495, COS-213, COS-241

    Next: Computer Architecture, Calc I

    Remaining:
    CLEP: 3x gen eds
    Classes: Calc I/II, Discrete Math, Operating Systems, Capstone

    Wife & step-son pursuing state emergency management certification & Big 3 options.

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    That is good dcan, but you left out testing CLEP, DSST/Dantes, ECE, TECEP etc. What subjects they cover where to take them and NCsandra's great equivalents paper. I also think we would have to have some discussion about the differences between, Science, Arts and business degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcan View Post
    There's so much useful information in this forum, but its buried and takes a huge amount of time to unearth and a lot of the same questions get asked. What about creating a wiki for members to add to/edit to build a repository of collective wisdom/experience for each other to use? It could hold statements about policies, example degree plans, definitions, things to watch for, etc. It could/should be publicly viewable but only editable by forum members. It should be part of the IC/DF family and linked to/from the forum. Something like wiki.degreeforum.net

    It would not replace the forum. Discussion should remain here. The wiki could hold "authoritative" answers -- as "authoritative" as anything here could get...

    I understand the desire to keep specific test study guide compilations off the wiki since that is a revenue stream, but everything else in the forum should be organizable over time.

    Thoughts?
    That's a fantatic idea! Either that or you could just plan on being here forever answering the same questions over and over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindagerr View Post
    That is good dcan, but you left out testing CLEP, DSST/Dantes, ECE, TECEP etc. What subjects they cover where to take them and NCsandra's great equivalents paper. I also think we would have to have some discussion about the differences between, Science, Arts and business degrees.
    Good point, I did leave that out. Thanks!

    Goal: TESC BA Computer Science (switched from BSBA CIS)

    After completing all but 4 gen eds for the BSBA, in June 2013 I switched to BA CS to go full-STEM and due to life and career I am now slow-rolling it taking 1-2 courses per semester until complete. Current ETA Fall 2014.

    Completed:
    AAS Computer Science, CCAF
    CLEP: A&I Lit, CCM, College Math, Fin Acc, Marketing, Mgmt, Microecon
    DSST: Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance
    ALEKS: College Algebra, Trig, Stats
    Classes: ENC-102, LAW-201, ECO-111, ACC-102, LIB-495, COS-213, COS-241

    Next: Computer Architecture, Calc I

    Remaining:
    CLEP: 3x gen eds
    Classes: Calc I/II, Discrete Math, Operating Systems, Capstone

    Wife & step-son pursuing state emergency management certification & Big 3 options.

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    OK I'm working on something. I'll post back here when I have something somewhat usable.

    Goal: TESC BA Computer Science (switched from BSBA CIS)

    After completing all but 4 gen eds for the BSBA, in June 2013 I switched to BA CS to go full-STEM and due to life and career I am now slow-rolling it taking 1-2 courses per semester until complete. Current ETA Fall 2014.

    Completed:
    AAS Computer Science, CCAF
    CLEP: A&I Lit, CCM, College Math, Fin Acc, Marketing, Mgmt, Microecon
    DSST: Public Speaking, Business Ethics, Finance
    ALEKS: College Algebra, Trig, Stats
    Classes: ENC-102, LAW-201, ECO-111, ACC-102, LIB-495, COS-213, COS-241

    Next: Computer Architecture, Calc I

    Remaining:
    CLEP: 3x gen eds
    Classes: Calc I/II, Discrete Math, Operating Systems, Capstone

    Wife & step-son pursuing state emergency management certification & Big 3 options.

    Newbies Links (READ) (READ)
    Unofficial Community-Supported DegreeForum Wiki (link approved by forum admin)

    Testing Overview | Exam Resources | Test-Specific Feedback (IC subscribers only)

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