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  • StraighterLine Adds Two New Online College Courses

    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine now offers 60 low-cost general education courses StraighterLine today announced the launch of two new online college courses, bringing the total number of offerings to sixty. Like all StraighterLine courses, these have received credit recommendation from the American Council on Education (ACE). The new courses are IT Fundamentals and Survey of World History. These new 3-credit courses expand the Technology and Humanities offerings available through the low-cost online college course provider. With the addition of these two new courses, StraighterLine now provides sixty self-paced courses available immediately to students looking to complete their general education credits online. Each course is available for purchase with a $ ...

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  • StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith: One of Higher Education's Top 10 'Influencers' Of 2015

    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith makes "Higher Education's Top 10 Influencers of 2015" list Forbes - January 10, 2016 Higher Education's Top 10 'Influencers' Of 2015 "Under his leadership, StraighterLine has positioned itself as a for-profit provider of low cost instruction that works with traditional higher education rather than being in competition with it." Learn why "Smith and StraighterLine have played a significant role in getting the Department of Education to consider Title IV support for non-traditional sources of learning through its “multiple pathways initiative.” Read Original Article ...

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  • StraighterLine Releases Official College Savings Number

    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses have saved students and taxpayers over $100 million dollars. StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses have already saved students and taxpayers over $103,051,000.* The official savings number released today highlights the significant college degree savings available to students who use StraighterLine to complete general education courses and earn college credit. “StraighterLine solves the #1 issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost, low risk online courses that prepare students for success,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine CEO and founder. “What’s more, students who start with StraighterLine and then enroll at a college are more likely to com ...

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  • StraighterLine Names Christopher Richards New VP of Technology

    Beth Dumbauld

    Former Phunware, Inc. Chief Architect joins StraighterLine management team. StraighterLine today announced it has appointed Christopher Richards as VP of Technology. Richards had been at Phunware, Inc. for over two years as Chief Architect and will now take on the Vice President of Technology role at StraighterLine effective July 20. “Chris is a proven technology leader and has helped companies build high performance, scalable infrastructure,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine founder and CEO. “His experience is perfect for StraighterLine today.” "I am looking forward to the opportunity to make a meaningful impact by addressing one of the biggest issues in higher education today," said Richards. "I am proud to be part of Straig ...

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  • StraighterLine names Kerry Nagle new Chief Operating Officer

    Beth Dumbauld

    Former Millennial Media executive joins StraighterLine management team Baltimore, 25 March – StraighterLine today announced it has appointed Kerry Nagle as Chief Operating Officer. Nagle had been at Millennial Media for 7 years starting as an early stage employee and then holding several leadership positions, most recently as SVP of International Corporate Development, and will now take on the chief operating role at StraighterLine effective March 23. “Kerry is a proven manager and has helped companies scale from dozens to hundreds of employees,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine founder and CEO. “Her experience is perfect for StraighterLine today.” “I am excited to join such an industry changing company with a substantial oppo ...

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