That's a shame
I'm a big fan of distance learning, from both sides, and I wouldn't have my job now without it. And I wasn't exactly young when I got it, so try not to worry about that!
It is a shame and a bit frustrating, but at least I haven't been put off the idea of studying distance ed altogether. If anything I've been able to prove to myself that I can just get on with it with limited support, so that's a plus. I'll push on and finish this year's units and hope they count towards something in the new course!
If it's not too nosey Dotsie, did your course have on-line tutorials or other ways of discussing things in real time?
Sorry to hear that, Aunty... but I guess you have to know for yourself what you want to put effort in and when to stop! I'd certainly find it hard to do distance learning..
But the combination of the course I want to do and where I live makes distance learning about my only option! If I put my frustrations aside with my current choice of provider, I have actually enjoyed the ability to study at my own pace, so now that I've calmed down and I've got a plan I feel much better!