The Orion

Students need time for finals, rather than assignments

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Karen Limones

December 12, 2018

After returning from the Camp Fire, the first few days seemed intense. All you could hear was the constant chatter between individuals talking about the mass destruction of flames that terrorized Paradise and surrounding communities. While Chico State encouraged faculty members to finish their semester of...

Corporate created learning is squandering creativity

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Alex Horne

February 10, 2016

You log in, read the e-book, do the Learnsmart and take the online quiz. At the same time your professor is simply watching the grades from all their classes roll in. Professors do this via Learnsmart, an online form of homework that is prefabricated by the corporate learning giant McGraw-Hill. Not lifti...

Every class should have an in-person section

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Joseph Rogers

February 21, 2015

My major in sociology has an online degree option. No doubt this is better for the department’s enrollment, but what about the students? It’s not that I’m Amish or anything, I’m online recreationally more than I should be, but online classes don’t make sense to me. Parti...

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