Academy of Art Online Question?

From reading through the forums there seems to be a general consensus that an online product design education is far below standards. But has anyone actually taken one of their online classes? I’m interested in their ‘sketching for communication’ until I can make my way to ACAN for the fall or spring:
http://online.academyart.edu/classes/FND/class_fnd_113.html

What are your thoughts?

I go there now, and have mostly taken online Liberal Arts courses. I definately would not recommend a “Core Skills” online course. It is just not the same as the classroom environment.
From the people I know who have taken those classes online, get ready for a lot of work… very time consuming.