August 23rd, 2012

beeker

Start of the semester

I am taking two classes this semester at the local community college, and if all goes well I will get my Certificate of Acheivement in accounting in December.  Both of my classes have one introductory meeting, and then are primarily online, after this week I don't ever have to go back to campus if I don't want to.

Tuesday night was Managerial Accounting.  For someone who has been teaching as long as she has the schedule part of her syllabus is not very easy to understand.  But she obviously knows her stuff.  One student kept asking questions - well really the same question with a slightly different angle each time, either because he didn't get it or he really wanted a different answer - and she kept explaining, clamly even.  Sitting through that makes me glad we don't have many class meetings.  Tonight is Intermediate Accounting, we'll see how that goes.

Both classes have all of their homework, quizzes, and exams online.  That is weird to me, I would have expected the exams to at least be on campus and proctored in some way.  But the world keeps changing.