M：Hi, Lynn.I saw you at registration yesterday.I sailed right through.But you were standing in a line.
W：Yeah. (1) _________________________________________________.
M：Distance learning? Never heard of it.
W：Well, it’s new this semester.It’s only open to psychology majors.But I bet it’ll catch on elsewhere.Yesterday over a hundred students signed up.
M：Well, what is it?
W：It’s an experimental course.I registered for Child Psychology.All I got to do is to watch a twelve-week series of televised lessons.The department shows them several different times a day and in several different locations.
M：Don’t you ever have to meet with your professor?
W： Yeah. After each part of the series,I have to talk to her and the other students on the phone, you know,about our ideas.Then we’ll meet on campus there for reviews and exams.
M：It sounds pretty non-traditional to me.(2) ______________________________________.It must really help with their schedules.Not to mention how it’ll cut down on traffic.
W：You know, last year my department did a survey and they found out that 80% of all psychology majors were employed.That’s why they came up with the program.(3) ___________________________________________________.
M：The only thing is, doesn’t it seem impersonal though?I mean, I miss having class discussions and hearing what other people think.
W：Well, I guess that’s why phone contacts are important.Anyway it’s an experiment. Maybe I’ll end up hating it.
M：Maybe. But I’ll be curious to see how it works out.