June 2011

  • StraighterLine Honored as "New Company of the Year"

    Barry Lenson

    We are excited to announce that StraighterLine has just won this year’s Maryland Incubator Award for New Company of the Year. StraighterLine was selected to receive this award by a committee of venture capitalists and government and business leaders in Maryland. Here are some of the factors that the judges weighed as they selected this year’s winners: Innovation Impact on the region Engagement of significant customers and strategic partners  Growth in revenue or earnings Increase in employee numbers Self-sufficiency  Technology or product development To quote from the announcement of StraighterLine’s award . . . New Company of the Year - StraighterLine (Emerging Technology Center, Baltimore) offers affordable ...

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  • How One Student Uses StraighterLine to Prepare for Medical School

    Barry Lenson

    How One Student Uses StraighterLine to Prepare for Medical School Inessa Volkonidina majored in Biology at Long Island University. She is now working full-time at a manufacturing company while she prepares for medical school. How is she getting ready? By taking online courses at StraighterLine. In a recent conversation with StraighterLine, Inessa explained how she is using online college courses to prepare for her future as a physician. StraighterLine: How did you find your calling to become a physician? Inessa: For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to help people. Therefore, I always dreamed of becoming a doctor. I believe my passion comes from my family, since I come from a family of doctors and chemists. My family ...

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  • Going to College in America is Easier than Ever Before!

    Barry Lenson

    Going to College in America is Easier than Ever Before! For years, people predicted that someday it would be possible to attend college remotely, from wherever you live. They also predicted that thanks to online education, it would be possible to attend college internationally, from just about anywhere you want. If you live in France and want to earn a degree from an American college, for example, you could do that. Or if you live in Japan, you could do a lot of your coursework at an American or Canadian university, then spend a year or less on campus to complete your degree. Those predictions were right. In fact, they have now become reality. And if you want to earn a degree from an American college or university, you can get started t ...

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  • Why Go to a Fallback School?

    Barry Lenson

    Why Go to a Fallback School? If you are about to graduate from high school, you are probably relieved that the complicated and stressful process of applying to colleges in now well behind you. You sent in your college applications. You got your acceptance letters. And in a few short months, you’ll be packing your car and heading to colleges. But here’s a question for you. Are you going to one of your top college choices, or are you one of the tens of thousands of American high school seniors who are heading off to colleges that don’t really excite them? It could be that through no fault of your own, you are planning to attend a college that doesn’t completely thrill you. Of course, it could turn out that you will love going t ...

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