M: Hi, Lynn. I saw you at registration yesterday.You were standing in a long 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 have got to do is watch a twelve-week series of televised lessons.
M: Don’t you ever have to meet with a 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.(2)________________________________________.
M: It sounds pretty non-traditional to me.But I guess it makes sense, considering how many students have jobs.It must really help with their schedules,not to mention how it will cut down on traffic.
W: You know, last year my department did a survey and they found out that 80 percent of all psychology majors were employed.That’s why they came up with the program.Look, I’ll be working three days a week next semester and it was either cut back on my classes or try this out.
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, (3)_______________________________________________.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.