December 2012

  • Where’s Your Favorite Place to Take Online College Courses?

    Barry Lenson

      What’s the biggest advantage of taking college courses online? StraighterLine students have told us about these . . . Many students say they like to be able to take courses at their own pace. Others say they like the opportunity to take all the extra time they need to study the units and lessons that they find most difficult. Parents and working people say that they can take online courses at any time of the day that their schedules allow. Members of the U.S. armed services report that they can take online courses from anywhere they are deployed. Non-U.S. students, no matter where they live, get started earning American college degrees by taking StraighterLine courses online. Some students say they like to “p ...

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  • Quiz: Do You Know Christmas?

    Barry Lenson

    In celebration of StraighterLine’s new Introduction to Religion course, we are wishing all our Christian readers a Merry Christmas. We are belatedly wishing our Jewish readers a happy Chanukah too. We are also celebrating our new course by giving you a quiz about world religions. Be alerted that the first question is easy, the second question is a little harder, and so on down the line. Answers follow at the end. 1) Christmas is the celebration of: a)      The first appearance of Chris Cringle during Ramadan b)      The Mayan apocalypse. c)      The birth of Jesus Christ in Nazareth. d)      The discovery of the first pine tree in Wisconsin 2) On Chanukah, a special candelabrum is lighted. It is called a ...

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  • Meet Professor Kelvin Bentley

    Jaime Dalbke

    Now that StraighterLine also offers professor-led online college courses, we thought you might want to know a little more about our professors. We’ve asked each of them to answer a series of questions to help you decide whether you want to enroll in their courses or stick with our more traditional self-paced courses. As with everything else here at StraighterLine, like publishing student course ratings and average pass rates, our goal is to give you the information you need to make the right choices for you. And with that, it’s time for you to get to know Professor Kelvin Bentley: What excites you about StraighterLine’s Professor Direct? I think StraighterLine’s model is a great option for students. It provides them with an ...

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  • Meet Professor Jerry Israel

    Jaime Dalbke

    Now that StraighterLine also offers professor-led online college courses, we thought you might want to know a little more about our professors. We’ve asked each of them to answer a series of questions to help you decide whether you want to enroll in their courses or stick with our more traditional self-paced courses. As with everything else here at StraighterLine, like publishing student course ratings and average pass rates, our goal is to give you the information you need to make the right choices for you. And with that, it’s time for you to get to know Professor Jerry Israel: What excites you about StraighterLine’s Professor Direct? The chance to work closely with students; the opportunity to teach and learn in an online e ...

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  • Meet Professor Monica Bess

    Jaime Dalbke

    Now that StraighterLine also offers professor-led online college courses, we thought you might want to know a little more about our professors. We’ve asked each of them to answer a series of questions to help you decide whether you want to enroll in their courses or stick with our more traditional self-paced courses. As with everything else here at StraighterLine, like publishing student course ratings and average pass rates, our goal is to give you the information you need to make the right choices for you. And with that, it’s time for you to get to know Professor Monica Bess: What excites you about StraighterLine’s Professor Direct? The idea of being able to engage students and teach in an environment that will help them to ...

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