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.