Instead of forcing students to take a python class and a java class they should offer a track WGU really treats all students like they are fresh out of high school at times and this is annoying.
The "required" mentoring can be annoying for those of us adults that are going back to school. There are still some things WGU needs to work out when it comes to some of the curriculum and tracks they offer.
Let the students decide and then let the students build their skills up in one of these languages instead of forcing them to learn just a little in a couple. This is truly the future of education pricing as it puts the students more in control and gives you a ton more value.
The courses offered have a ton of curriculum which is delivered in a multitude of ways videos, online books, quizzes, practice tests, flashcards, simulators, etc.
Overall, I think WGU is a great choice for those that want a flexible online degree that is very affordable and gives you the extra bang with industry certifications. The practical process for the database courses I found to be confusing and the Java class practical is a bit much for an entry level Java class.
When I started the website had a few bugs but most have been worked out now and things are much better just over the last 12 months. Luckily for me, my mentor understands and we "flex" a bit on what WGU prefers we do.
The certifications can allow someone still working on the degree to gain valuable skills and credentials to possibly land a job before even getting their degree. You earn valuable industry standard certifications along the way which are part of your tuition and the degree you get is accredited.
I looked for about a year at various options to finish my 4 year degree and ultimately wanted something online that was flexible and reasonably priced. For those with IT experience we can get around these things but others in the degree program may not know where to look and WGU needs to do a better job of laying this information out.
Combine this with the certifications you get and this is a tremendous educational value.
Certainly not, but I have attended 3 brick and mortar colleges and they all had their issues too Yes - No 9 of 16 people found the following review helpful 1 They should simply recommend MySQL or some other solid alternative.
Overall the curriculum is challenging but those with IT experience will have a leg up and be able to breeze through some of the material which is nice. My mentor is great and has helped me whenever I had any issues.
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