December 2012

  • StraighterLine in the News

    Beth Dumbauld

    By Steven Pope StraighterLine has been in the press a lot lately. News about professor led courses through Professor Direct has caught the eye of many major publications like The Economist, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. We also launched 15 new online college courses, added 38 Excelsior College Credit by Exams, and launched a new website! So there’s a lot to talk about. The Economist did a feature on the declining value students receive from American universities, and hyped up cost saving options like StraighterLine and our partner college Western Governors University. “To see how efficient higher education can be, look at the new online Western Governors University (WGU). Tuition costs less ...

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  • Meet Professor Nikki C. Epps: Medical Terminology

    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 Nikki C. Epps: What excites you about StraighterLine’s Professor Direct? Professor Direct provides a wonderful platform for students to learn at a pace that fits t ...

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  • Give the Gift of Learning!

    Barry Lenson

    Are you looking for a great gift for yourself or someone else? We have a suggestion for you. Why not give the gift of learning this year? Education is a gift that can pay rich rewards through the New Year and well beyond. Here are some presents from StraighterLine that can help anyone get into college, pick a college major, earn higher grades, explore an interest, start a new career . . . the possibilities go on and on. Give a student a real live professor. StraighterLine’s new Professor Direct program can connect you or your gift recipient up with a qualified expert who can provide guidance, encouragement, mentoring, and success in a college course. There’s nothing like it anywhere else – a unique gift. Help someone get into ...

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  • Meet Professor John Thorburn, Ph.D.

    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 John Thorburn, Ph.D.: What excites you about StraighterLine’s Professor Direct? I’m really excited to be part of this new venture. Straighterline may well be on ...

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  • Meet Professor Jarrod B. Peterson

    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 Jarrod B. Peterson: What excites you about StraighterLine’s Professor Direct?  What course/s do you teach at StraighterLine and why should students signup for them? ...

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