When I signed up for Northeastern's online degree, a big draw was that every quarter you took four 12-week classes concurrently. That is, the classes were nice and slow, you took the time, and you really got to network with the students and teachers. You built up relationships with them.
So that was in March 2010. I've now taken classes for the spring summer, and am in the middle of the fall term.
I just looked at the winter class schedule and the ONLY classes they have are short 6-week classes! I.e. they want you to take 2 short classes the first half of a quarter, and then 2 short classes the second half of the quarter. Instead of relaxing for 12 weeks learning about ethics, I will race to get through it in 6 weeks and barely get to know the students or teacher before I zip on to something else.
I don't like that at all. I am doing this to learn and absorb knowledge, not to zip and get things over with.
I'm feeling disappointed and frustrated, this is not what I had intended to sign up for ...