In response to "Online classes no help" (Feb. 1, Letters): I am a junior in college and I have taken four online courses -- three at Merced College and one at California State University, Northridge, which I attend now.
]All of my experiences in these courses have been enjoyable. I was not "thrown into" these courses; I chose to register for them, which are what all students have an option to do.
Tests and quizzes are not supervised; however, they are all timed. Therefore, students must more or less know the material that they are being tested on before completing the exam because they do not have time to look up each answer.
Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing that more general education courses be offered online. This will cater to the students who have an education plan to follow and to those who wish to transfer within a certain amount of time. In the long run, this will also save the student money because they will be able to complete college at a faster pace.
With this being said, I do not think we are being "punished" for the passing of Proposition 30, but instead we are being rewarded.