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Grad School From Home

I just started my first graduate class in over three years earlier this week.  I can not begin to tell you how nice it is to work on a class completely online.  I used to dread driving down to Wayne State once a week for three hours when I first started working on my second Masters degree.  I am back in school now because the state forces educators to go back every six years to keep our certificates up to date.  Now, almost every class in the Library Science Program is available totally online.  I just spent the last hour having an online chat with my group regarding our group project due later in June.  In the past, I would have had to spend time away from my family going to class or meeting at a library to discuss the project.  Tonight my largest problem was sliding away to re-fill my glass of Rock and Rye without the group realizing I was gone.

Now do not get me wrong.  An online class does involved a lot more discipline.  But I love the ability to hop online at 3:00 a.m. to finish my course work (a major bonus with two little ones running around at home.)  I know I am going to sound "old" saying this...but wow, college would be so much easier now compared to the "old days" when I first started at Eastern Michigan University in the Fall of 1993.  I love taking classes, and would always be doing so, if they were not so darn expensive. 

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