Having the opportunity of being an online student has been a great experience. I think it has worked for me very well, because when I am in a actual class it can be difficult to stay focus do to distractions. It can be nerve wrecking for me to take test in a class full of students, because you see them leaving one by one and feel like the need of rushing or in some cases I would blank out. Having the opportunity to do certain things at my own pace works for me, because I don't get nervous or feel rushed. Also it works around my schedule and the best part is that I get to work on my class work here at home and listen to seminars at home. I really like how this online experience with Kaplan Online has a online library were many resources can be found. The style of how a class is organized I really enjoy it because it is not difficult to access different things. To create a closer class community I would think blogging is one way of communicating with others who follow you. I think it would be neat if we were able to communicate with other students not in our classes through blogging or even through a chat room were things from school can be discussed. Overall my experience as a student in Kaplan University has been something that works for me in how I learn things from classes.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
This past week has been hard for my friends and me as well the family of a friend. This past week I received the news from one of my best friends that a classmate from high school that we knew past away. I was shocked about the news, because I could not beleive it at all as many other people could not. My friend Alex of 22 yrs of age died in a car accident. I looked at the ventura county news and they showed how the car was and it was not a pretty picture. He was with his father that early morning on May 18, 2010. His dad was hospitalized and my friend did not make it. I knew that Alex was related to some of my family members and as for me possibly a very distant cousin of mine. I called one of my male cousins who is a relative to Alex who was close to him and gave him the news. He could not beleive it eitheir, because he had just text him way before the accident happened. Many people knew his accomplishments & plans he had this year from graduating from college on May 20, 2010. He had planned on going on a trip in June & December. The day he past away he had planned to take out one of his best friends out for her birthday as well. It is always hard to accept when tragedies like these happen to someone who you knew. I was a bit depressed and could not sleep because looking at how the car was, Alex must off sufferd sow much pain in the accident. I know he was a great person and very nice guy I am sure many will remeber him in their memories. Rest In Peace Alex G. 5/18/2010 : (