Archive for October 3rd, 2011

October 3rd, 2011 - 8:37 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Western Governors: a professor’s opinion

"Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path To College Degree."         Guest blogger Johann Neem is Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University and author of the book "Creating a Nation of Joiners" (2008). During the last legislative session in Washington state, faculty[...]

October 3rd, 2011 - 7:59 am § in Science, The Ave Scene


NOBEL ANNOUNCEMENT (from Reuters) “This year’s Nobel laureates have revolutionized our understanding of the immune system by discovering key principles for its activation,” the award panel at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said in a statement in Stockholm.  The award went to [...]

October 3rd, 2011 - 7:23 am § in Schools & Colleges

Current Western Governors student experience-your mileage may vary.

At the behest of Stephen, based on an earlier exchange via this website in June, here are my experiences with WGU thus far (1JUN2011-present) First-I can add some demographic information about me. male, white, 34, married, 4 kids Prior service, disabled veteran Bachelor of Scienc in Information Syst[...]

October 3rd, 2011 - 6:50 am § in Misc.

Depriving the already deprived, The government is bringing UK closer to the worst excesses of the US system,

By Ann Mroz, Times Higher Education (excerpted) There’s an old Polish saying that roughly translates as “when poverty comes through the door, love leaves through the window”. The same would seem true for competition and altruism. Widening participation is an issue that appears to b[...]

October 3rd, 2011 - 6:33 am § in Misc.

Western Governors University, a report by a very unhappy student and a response thread

from Ripoff Report, excerpted …. I start classes, if you can call the WGU intoductions to online education course a class. If you have an 8th grade education it is essentially busy work for a few weeks (cutting and pasting things from the school’s web site into Word documents to answer q[...]