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An excellent choice for me

Information Networking & Telecommunications Web Development - November 15, 2006
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FHSU's motto is "affordable success." That's what I was looking for, and that's what I got. An online degree isn't for everybody, but for the student who is self-motivated and self-directed, FHSU's program makes a lot of sense. Like many people in midlife, I wanted to start a new career in a field I loved. I wanted to be a website developer. I knew I needed to sharpen my skills, and I thought that having a masters degree would help me land contracts when I was ready to work full-time in my new field. My mentor told me about how she earned her advanced degree in an affordable, outstanding, online program. Her positive experience at FHSU sounded perfect for me. The University's Master of Liberal Studies program offered an emphasis in information technology, with plenty of options in the area of website design and development. Most importantly, the faculty showed great flexibility in letting me select projects to fulfill some of the advanced courses. That way I could concentrate on areas that I was sure would be practical, well-suited to my interests, and complementary to my growing skill set. Being able to fulfill course requirements online made the program even more affordable and allowed me to stay in my home town and continue working. Not only did I get the practical education I sought; I also got a fuller appreciation of the ways that information and knowledge management are revolutionizing society in every respect. FHSU gave me a way to achieve a life goal: an advanced degree in a field I love, with a start in a new profession, and a credential that opens doors.

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Information Networking & Telecommunications Web Development - November 15, 2006
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My juncture at FHSU while majoring in INT & Web D. was a very valuable one. In the end I chose a different career path than the one this curriculum was leading towards. However, the instructors at FHSU had many different career experiences, as opposed to the typical instructor who has only taught during their career span. Many of the instructors had different past experiences and views that only helped develop the curriculum. This surrounding of diversified instructors deep-rooted many of the skills I use every day in my career. I would not have escalated to the level I am now with my current company if it wasn’t for the diversified Cisco Curriculum, general education extensions required by the degree, company tours arranged by the department twice a year, and networking hardware, which is usually only available only at much more expensive schools.

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Very disappointing

Information Networking & Telecommunications Web Development - October 5, 2006
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There is no structure to the classes. By week 4 (of 16 weeks) of one class, I did not feel that any substantial information has been covered, it had been mostly review. My second class is set up to be pretty much a self-paced class with little to no guidance from the instructor. Instructors did not participate in discussion boards in a timely manner, including answering questions to that were directed to them. There was very little student interaction. Emails to FSHU staff (other than instructors) are not well responded to. I emailed my academic advisor and finally had to call a week later because I never received a response. The financial aid office took 72 hours to respond to my email. All in all, I was very disappointed in the program. I dropped out after 4 weeks becuase I felt it was a waste of my time.

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