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The official guide to courses by Straighterline, Study, et al: We want YOUR input!
(02-05-2019, 09:57 PM)Supermind Wrote: Has anyone else noticed the recent intensification of study.com’s proctored exams? I am not sure if that is my subjective impression. But I feel that from January, the questions are a little trickier, and test application and comprehension. In December last year, it felt like the questions were testing basic understanding and recollection of facts. Sometimes, the questions are worded wrongly, and may confuse readers. But, with a little more focus, you seem to get what they are trying to test.

Maybe you're just taking harder classes now?
TESU BS NEET (in progress)      Taking a different direction for now.


B&M(22cr): Anat/Phys 1/2 +Labs, Eng Comp 1, Sust. Cities, Orientation Courses, Intro Hlth+Well, Functional Anat/Kin
TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(3cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp, Student Success
Study.com(22cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
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Actually I completed most of my upper level classes in November/December. The ones I am taking now are mostly only electives. Yes, Abnormal Psychology felt a little challenging owing to the fact that it requires memorizing the symptoms of different psychological conditions. But courses like ‘Foundations of Education’ are fairly straightforward. There were many hypothetical questions testing practical application of concepts.
TESU BALS-Psych. + ASNSM(Math): 124 Cr.

TEEX(6): Cybersecurity 101/201/301
The Institutes(2): Ethics
Sophia(2): Essentials of Managing Conflict, Dev. Effective Teams
NFA(1): Comm. Safety Edu.
GED(10): NAS-131, SOC-273, MAT-121, HUM-101 (1)
Study.com(75): Intro to Psych., Soc. Psych.-1, Growth & Dev. Psych., Personality Psych., History & Systems of Psych., Org. Theory, Library Science, Comm. at Workplace, Intro to World Religion, I/O Psychology, Ethics in Social Sciences, Org. Comm., Eng. 104, Eng. 105, History of Vietnam war, Special Ed. History & Law, Differentiated Ed., Classroom Management, Foundations of Ed., Abnormal Psych., Research methods in Psych., College Math, Intro. to Geometry., Calculus (6).
Saylor (15): Intro. to Molecular & Cellular Biology, Comparative Politics, Corporate Comm., Env. Ethics, Principles of Comm. 
TESU (1): Cornerstone, Lib. 495 Capstone.
CSM (3): Quant. reasoning. 
Aleks (6): Trigonometry, Intro to Statistics. 
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Provider: TEEX
Course: Death Investigation (Online) 
Course content: 49 Question pre-test, 9 modules without quizzes at the end, and post test.
Final exam format: 49 multiple choice and T/F questions.  You get three (3) attempts at passing (70%).
Final exam content vs course content/practice exams: The final is very similar to the pre-test and aligns with the course content.
Time taken on course: I didn't time, maybe 5 or 6 hours.  
Familiarity with subject before course: I was very familiar with the material.
Pitfalls, high points, things others should know: I'm not an IT person and found the TEEX Cyber courses to be fairly difficult and monotonous.  This was a whole lot easier and more interesting for me that those courses.

I don't live in Texas and I'm not a Texas LEO and still paid the $75.00 tuition even though the site stated it could be higher.  

The only pitfall I see for some people is the fact the course has a few graphic death/injury type of photos scattered throughout, but not as many as could be expected.

1-10 Difficulty level: 2
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Nice I about to start this
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(02-24-2019, 04:08 PM)jbwyo Wrote: Provider: TEEX
Course: Death Investigation (Online) 
Course content: 49 Question pre-test, 9 modules without quizzes at the end, and post test.
Final exam format: 49 multiple choice and T/F questions.  You get three (3) attempts at passing (70%).
Final exam content vs course content/practice exams: The final is very similar to the pre-test and aligns with the course content.
Time taken on course: I didn't time, maybe 5 or 6 hours.  
Familiarity with subject before course: I was very familiar with the material.
Pitfalls, high points, things others should know: I'm not an IT person and found the TEEX Cyber courses to be fairly difficult and monotonous.  This was a whole lot easier and more interesting for me that those courses.

I don't live in Texas and I'm not a Texas LEO and still paid the $75.00 tuition even though the site stated it could be higher.  

The only pitfall I see for some people is the fact the course has a few graphic death/injury type of photos scattered throughout, but not as many as could be expected.

1-10 Difficulty level: 2

This is UL on ACE;
Death Investigation Online (FSA114)

Credit Type: Course
ACE Course Number: 0300
Organization: Texas Engineering Extension Service
Location: Texas Engineering Extension Service
Length: 40 hours
Dates Offered: 12/1/2018 - 11/30/2021
Objective: The course objective is to educate law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel assigned to crime scene investigation.
Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to explain how to conduct a proper death investigation.
Instruction: The methods of instruction include computer-based training. The general course topics include death investigation; arrival at scene; documenting the scene; documenting evidence; documenting the decedent; exiting the scene; special considerations; scene wrap-up; and autopsy.
Assessment: The methods of assessment include case studies and examinations with a minimum passing score of 70 percent.
Credit Recommendation: In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in criminal justice, criminal investigation, or forensics (12/18).
Myself: Pierpont BOG (May 2018), TESU BALS-SS (June 2019)
CC: 34cr 1979-95 SL: 9cr Shmoop: 6cr SC: 48cr Sophia: 5cr OD: 12cr TEEX: 3cr Ed4Credit: 6cr TESU: 7cr
My son: TESU ASNSM in CS (June 2018), TESU BA Learner-Designed-Software Dev/Web Design Heart & Cert CIS (March 2019)
CSU Global: 9cr Hodges: 24cr SL: 15cr SC: 51cr TEEX: 4cr Sophia: 8cr CLEP: 3cr ED4Credit: 6cr TESU: 6cr Alex:3cr
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Provider: Study.com
Course: History 100: Western Civ from Pre-History to Post-WW2
Course content: 140 Lessons
Final exam format: 70 question multiple choice final to be completed in 2 hrs.
Final exam content vs course content/practice exams: It's all covered. Also, if you've done some other History courses from Study.com, this course can be 100% filled in before you start it
Time taken on course: 0 hours. It was 100% complete on my account from other courses and I took the final cold.
Familiarity with subject before course: I've taken every History course Study.com offers for credit
Pitfalls, high points, things others should know: none
1-10 Difficulty level: 1
Study.com - 102 CR. TESU - 27 CR. CLEP - 6 CR. Sophia - 2 CR. TEEX - 2 CR. Shmoop - 18 CR. NFA - 4 CR. The Institutes - 4 CR. Excelsior - 3 CR. Middle Georgia State University - 15 CR. FEMA - 30ish
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Provider: Study.com
Course: English 305: Advanced Technical Writing
Course content: 129 Lessons, 1 Final Project
Final exam format: 100 question multiple choice final to be completed in 2 hrs.
Final exam content vs course content/practice exams: It's all covered.
Familiarity with subject before course: Pretty familiar
Pitfalls, high points, things others should know: This is actually more of a business communications course than a technical communications course, so there's a ton of stuff about writing proposals and using memos and emails, stuff like that. It's not hard.
1-10 Difficulty level: 2ish
Study.com - 102 CR. TESU - 27 CR. CLEP - 6 CR. Sophia - 2 CR. TEEX - 2 CR. Shmoop - 18 CR. NFA - 4 CR. The Institutes - 4 CR. Excelsior - 3 CR. Middle Georgia State University - 15 CR. FEMA - 30ish
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(12-31-2018, 11:05 AM)jsh1138 Wrote: I was just curious, would any of you guys be interested in a thread just like this but reviewing courses from TESU, COSC, Excelsior, WGU, etc? I looked over in the other forum but didn't see one, just seems like something people might want, although if they're transferring in everything and just doing the capstone, maybe not.

I would yes.

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Community College - 39 Credits
Excelsior/ECE - Information Literacy, World Conflicts After 1900, Research Methods in Psychology, Weather and Climate, Workplace Communication with Computers, Labor Relations
CLEP - Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Educational Psychology
DSST - Ethics of America, Principals of Supervision, Health and Human Development, Human Resources Management, The Civil War and Reconstruction, Substance Abuse
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Ok well I hope it won't step on anyone's toes if I start one then. I was waiting for someone else to do it but it doesn't seem like it's happening.

https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...-Excelsior

Ok there's the thread, i'll add my courses here shortly, feel free to jump in with your own
Study.com - 102 CR. TESU - 27 CR. CLEP - 6 CR. Sophia - 2 CR. TEEX - 2 CR. Shmoop - 18 CR. NFA - 4 CR. The Institutes - 4 CR. Excelsior - 3 CR. Middle Georgia State University - 15 CR. FEMA - 30ish
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Provider: OnlineDegree.com
Course: Intro to Psychology
Course content: 16 Lessons - each with a UCI Open Lecture and several shorter YouTube videos related to the subject matter. There is a graded open book quiz at end of each unit spanning 5-7 questions.
Final exam format: 40 questions. Proctored by RPNow ($9 - course itself is free).
Final exam content vs course content/practice exams: Same format of questions as the quizzes.
Time taken on course: About 3 days of total dedicated time on this course only. Maybe a little less.
Familiarity with subject before course: Very little. 
Pitfalls, high points, things others should know: As with all the other OD courses I have taken, there are several typos and confusing phrasing in questions. I was expecting this however and it was not that bad. Occasionally, a question does not make any sense... There is a lot of new terminology to grasp if you are new to psychology. I found this the hardest part... The concepts were easy for me but the terminology was very hard to memorize. I thought I may not pass once I was several questions in to the final, but I ended up with an 85%. Would probably be better to do this in shorter sessions over a longer period of time to let the information sink in (in fact we learn this is a more effective way of memorizing things in the class itself...) Smile
1-10 Difficulty level: 4

Provider: Sophia
Course: Student Success (1 credit)
Course content: 3 short units containing 2-3 challenges each plus a milestone.
Final exam format: 25 questions. Non-proctored.
Final exam content vs course content/practice exams: Same format.
Time taken on course: A few hours.
Familiarity with subject before course: Some. 
Pitfalls, high points, things others should know: This course is usually $49. I had previously taken both of Sophia's free courses, and was given $50 off my next course coupons for each - so when I applied the coupon, this course was FREE. Course is similar to the other two 1 credit courses. Anyone should be able to breeze through this in a few hours, I finished with 99% (Wondering what I got wrong...  Smile )
1-10 Difficulty level: 1
TESU BSBA Gen Mgmt  (in progress) Total cr: 48
Saylor (6): Env Ethics, Moral & Pol Phil
OnlineDegree (15): Int Astronomy, Turn Points Mod His, Int Psych, Microecon, Int Bus Strat & Mark
Sophia (6): Ess of Man Conflict, Dev Eff Teams, Stu Success, Greek Phil
CLEP (6): Int Sociology, Princ Mgmt
CSM Learn (3): CSM Course
The Institutes (2): Ethics & CPCU Code
TEEX (10): CYB101, CYB201, CYB301
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