Why Online Learning Welcomes Everyone
Which approach is better? You can decide. But when you stop to think about the students who are welcomed by StraighterLine, the question takes on a different focus. At StraighterLine, all these students are free to log in and learn . . .
- Students who are in the military can start taking college courses online, no matter where they are stationed. Traditional colleges can’t offer anything like that to active service people and veterans.
- Working parents are welcome, because they can fit their online learning around their families and their jobs.
- Home-schooled students can make good use of online learning to round out the curriculum of courses they are taking at home.
- Non-U.S. students can take college courses at StraighterLine, without having to move to the U.S., get student visas or get around any of the other obstacles that stand in the way of most foreign students who want to study in the U.S.
- Retired people can take college courses online – and so can bright youngsters. There are no barriers here because of age.
- Working people can take online college courses while they are employed – there’s no need to take time off to return to college full-time.
So which is better, a college that lets everybody in or a college that shuts everybody out? We have an opinion – but we would like hear yours.