The Evolllution (those extra “L’s” mean ILluminating the Life Long Learning Movement) is an online newspaper that covers important trends and people in education. So it’s not surprising that the publication recently published an interview with StraighterLine’s CEO, Burck Smith.
If you’re interested in what’s happening on the leading edge of learning, you’ll want to read [...]
Posted on June 17, 2013 by Barry Lenson
The Evolllution (those extra “L’s” mean ILluminating the Life Long Learning Movement) is an online newspaper that covers important trends and people in education. So it’s not surprising that the publication recently published an interview with StraighterLine’s CEO, Burck Smith.Read More...
Posted on June 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Once upon a time, early humans printed out their resumes on paper and sent them through the mail. Today, of course, resumes are an electronic thing. Job-seekers create them on computers and then upload them onto job boards and employers’ HR sites when they are applying for specific jobs.Read More...
After a resume resides in those places [...]
Posted on June 15, 2013 by Barry Lenson
In just the last month, I’ve seen more and more magazine ads for online business programs. I’ve seen ads on websites too. Heck, I even saw a flashy big billboard by a highway in New Jersey that pitched an online MBA program.Read More...
There’s no doubt about it. There is definitely something in the air about earning [...]
Posted on June 14, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re taking online courses at StraighterLine, you already know that you’re saving money. But you might not realize how much. Here’s a quick review of the math . . .Read More...
If you take advantage of StraighterLine’s most popular pricing option, you can subscribe for $99 a month, then take as many courses as you want [...]
Posted on June 13, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’ve been to job fairs, you know how frustrating they can be. You show up with a pile of resumes – just like hundreds of other people do. You talk with representatives from a few companies and give them one of your resumes – just like hundreds of other people do. You attend a [...]Read More...
Posted on June 12, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“What Public-College Presidents Make,” an article that The Chronicle of Higher Education just released, offers some eye-opening statistics like these . . .
Graham B. Spanier of Penn State (you remember, the guy who resigned in shame after the football scandals there) earned $2,906,761 in year 2011-2012, thanks to a final payout. That’s not a typo [...]Read More...
Posted on June 11, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you go to most colleges, you are going to have to take a certain number of required courses. If you attend Columbia University in New York, for example, here are core curriculum courses that you will be required to take . . .
In addition to those courses that Columbia [...]Read More...
Posted on June 10, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Not too many years ago, entrepreneurs were people with big ideas who were interested in making a lot of money. Social activists were people who wanted to improve the world. Very different people, right?Read More...
But that has changed. Today, we have social entrepreneurs. They are people who want to use their vision and business skills to [...]
Posted on June 9, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“The mere thought of having to take a required calculus course is enough to make legions of students break out in a cold sweat. Others who have no intention of ever studying the subject have this notion that calculus is impossibly difficult unless you happen to be a direct descendant of Einstein.” – From the [...]Read More...
Posted on June 8, 2013 by Barry Lenson
As you probably know, 13-year-old Arvind V. Mahankali won the Scripps National Spelling Bee a few weeks ago by correctly spelling the word “knaidel.” It was a great moment. Arvind is obviously a smart young man, and dapper and charming too. He’s a guy who is clearly going places.Read More...
But what’s with “knaidel,” the word he [...]
Categories: Online Classes
Posted on June 7, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“A Third of Students Transfer Before Graduating, and Many Head Toward Community Colleges,” a 2012 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, cites statistics compiled by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center: “Transfer rates are similar for full- and part-time students, 32.6 and 33.9 percent, respectively . . . More than a quarter of all [...]Read More...
Posted on June 6, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Dr. Jonas Salk, social entrepreneur, holding two bottles of his life-saving polio vaccine in 1957
If you have been reading recent articles about social entrepreneurs, you’ll be tempted to believe that they are a completely new breed of human that burst upon the scene about a decade ago. Sure, lots of today’s most noted social [...]Read More...
Posted on June 5, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Christopher LaneRead More...
Close your eyes (but keep reading) and imagine that you are a new intern—crazy I know—and you have just been given the opportunity to work for the greatest online education company. You do not have to run and get coffee. You do not wear a shirt that says “I am an intern, nice [...]