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.
There’s no doubt about it. There is definitely something in the air about earning [...]
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...
Posted on June 4, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Melissa Molina has taken seven StraighterLine classes, and she plans to take more.Read More...
Why is she such a committed StraighterLine student? “I added the money up and discovered that they cost me an average of about $50 per class,” Melissa ways with a laugh. But when you talk to this energetic young New Yorker, you learn [...]
Posted on May 24, 2013 by Barry Lenson
You already knew that USNews compiles rankings every year of America’s best colleges and universities. But did you know that USNews now issues ranking for America’s best online bachelor's programs too? If you didn’t know, you can check out all the online college rankings HERE.Read More...
While you are reading those ratings, you will notice that many StraighterLine [...]
Posted on April 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
StraighterLine is proud to announce that Herzing University is now one of our Partner CollegesRead More...
When you first hear about Herzing University and investigate what it’s all about, the first thing you’ll probably think is, “Herzing is America’s only university that is owned by a woman, Renée Herzing. That’s unique.”
Then you read about a Herzing student [...]
Posted on March 27, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Jeffrey SimonsRead More...
The Seattle Times just published an article about a study showing more students drop out, and fewer get a passing grade, when they take a class online than when they take it in a classroom.
According to the Times, “many previous studies comparing online and in-class course success have been limited in scope, usually [...]
Posted on March 23, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Do you have what it takes to be a strong online learner?Read More...
That’s a good question. There’s no doubt that certain skills, attitudes and resources are needed to be an effective online learner. The same could be said of classroom learners too, but here’s a short list of traits you do and don’t need to be [...]
Posted on March 21, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I have to admit that the title of today’s post is a little misleading. You can’t actually earn a college degree in 20 minutes. But you can earn a college degree if you can find one 20-minute chunk of time in a typical day and devote it to taking online courses.Read More...
Here’s how. Start out by [...]
Posted on March 6, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Jeffrey SimonsRead More...
Did you know that in 2011, there were 836,493 students in the U.S. enrolled in undergraduate programs? Or that 168,415 students are going for their MBAs?
Whether you agree that “the business of America is business” or that “small business is the engine that drives our economy”, one thing is true: a business degree [...]
Posted on February 21, 2013 by Barry Lenson
A few decades ago, the word “college” meant pretty much one thing for students who were attending college in America. If you were a born-and-bred American student, you graduated high school and then headed off to live on a college campus and complete your degree in four years. Even if you were a non-U.S. student [...]Read More...
Posted on February 7, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Everyone knows that firefighters are brave. Fewer people seem to know that firefighters also need to possess a lot of knowledge, and wide range of critical safety skills.Read More...
Could you stand outside a burning building and understand what has happening inside it, just by making a visual determination? Could you formulate an immediate strategy for fighting [...]
Posted on January 30, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“College Crackup and the Online Future,” a post by Mark C. Taylor on Bloomberg.com, documents the rising number of college students who are opting to take courses online.Read More...
Taylor writes, “Some changes are well under way. In 2009, about 29 percent of college students took at least one course online; by 2014, that number is projected to [...]
Posted on January 26, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re a college student, you know that the day you get to sign up for classes online is a lot like lining up to start a marathon. You and everybody else fire up your computers at the same moment. With luck, your college’s server is robust and you can get logged on. And with [...]Read More...
Posted on January 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
You’ve heard the old expression, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”Read More...
There’s a lot of truth in that. When resourceful people face obstacles, they don’t stop or stall. They dig down, find new energy, and keep moving forward. That could explain why a growing number of students from California have chosen to take [...]
Posted on January 21, 2013 by Barry Lenson
We recently found a fun post entitled “Nine Things that Aren’t True about Californians” on the Vampy Varnish blog. Check it out. You’ll enjoy it. Here are the nine myths that the blogger exposes about Californians and the state they call home . . .
Myth: Everyone in California knows how to surfRead More...
Myth: We all hang [...]
Posted on January 17, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Jeffrey SimonsRead More...
The higher education community is all abuzz about the news out of California Wednesday. As part of a trial program for the California State University System, San Jose State University is beginning to experiment with MOOCs. Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Tech Crunch each have their own take on [...]
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