I have recently started classes for my Masters in admin. My first class has, thus far, been horrible. It's a research class, which I knew wasn't going to be a barrel of fun, but I still expected to learn something. There is virtually NO discussion, no feedback, no actual learning going on. I know in an online class, it is different, but these are things that are bothering me: 1. The professor rarely checks in on the discussion board. NEVER sends emails. Grades are posted as a number-no feedback. 2. The discussion board is set so that everyone is anonymous. You have no idea who you are replying to, or who stated what. My posts look something like "I'm replying to the third reply in the second thread, to the poster who said...". I asked for this to be changed, and got no reply. A few other students did chime in and say this bothered them, but nothing was done about it. 3. There is one required text, and every week, a set of Powerpoint notes is posted. The notes seemingly have very little to do with the actual reading. The notes that supposedly corresponded with the last quiz I took had 4 slides about 4 different kinds of variables, and a page and a half in the book. There were 14 questions on the quiz, and not ONE related to any of the required reading. I tried googling, I read several times, I highlighted, and I still missed nearly half of them. The prof did reply to someone's question about this--his reply was that this is a grad class, and as reading gets harder, so do quizzes. So today I log on, and in response to numerous complaints, he posted a message that he would drop the lowest 2 quiz grades. Um, ok, but I still haven't learned anything! Argh!!! This class is costing me $1100, and I feel like it is a waste. Please tell me this isn't how all grad programs are.