November 2014

  • Happy Thanksgiving & Thank You Students

    Happy Thanksgiving & Thank You Students
    Beth Dumbauld

    Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude. And that’s why StraighterLine is taking this opportunity to thank all the students who have used our online courses this year to achieve their educational goals. You inspire us each day - and we thank you. Thank you for placing your trust in us. Thank you for not giving up on pursuing your degree and achieving your goals. Thank you to the many active military members and veterans who are studying at StraighterLine. Thanks for your service and sacrifice. Thank you to the many working parents who are showing an entire generation of young learners what it means to be a role model. Thank you for being so open about your college journey so that others may learn from your experience ...

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  • Save on College with a Scholarship

    Beth Dumbauld

    Every course at StraighterLine saves you money on your degree at a school in our network of 80+ accredited colleges. Students can save even more by taking multiple courses from StraighterLine that qualify them for special tuition discounts ­– up to a 60% savings on the total cost of their degree. StraighterLine Partner Colleges Scholarships & Tuition Discounts StraighterLine students can get tuition discounts from any one of the participating schools in our network of accredited colleges, including already affordable schools like Western Governors University. It’s easy to qualify. There are no essays, lengthy applications or deadlines. All you need to do is complete four StraighterLine courses and transfer them to a pa ...

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  • Improve Your Business Skills with Competency-Based Learning

    Improve Your Business Skills with Competency-Based Learning
    Beth Dumbauld

    With only 29% of enrolled college undergraduates identifying as traditional students, too many college programs are providing facilities and services that working adults just don't need.That's why schools offering competency based programs are becoming increasingly critical to adults who need to fill skills gaps and earn the credentials they need. Chief Learning Officer editor Kate Everson highlights a new study by Michelle R. Weise, a senior research fellow in higher education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, that shows how "competency-based learning is another way business and academics are connecting to fill the skills gap," in an article she wrote for the Chief Learning Officer blog: "I ...

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  • 3 Time Management Tips for Adult College Students

    3 Time Management Tips for Adult College Students
    Beth Dumbauld

    Finding time to work and go to college can be a huge challenge. You aren’t alone. Like many non-traditional students you have other responsibilities and commitments. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by everything you have to do. Want to see how how an online class works? Take two free lessons on us today! Success depends on your ability to manage your most critical resource -- time. Here’s a list of three tips to help manage your time and achieve your goal of affordably becoming a college graduate: List Priorities Make a list of all the things you need to do. Stephen Covey’s time tested concept of putting First Things First still holds true today. Distinguish between high priority versus low priority tasks. Try to label them. ...

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  • How a Student Worked Full-Time and Earned His IT Degree Using Online Courses. A StraighterLine Success Story.

    Beth Dumbauld

    Chris Arora, a full-time employee at PepsiCo, was motivated to move up in his career and at his company – but there was a problem, he didn’t have a college degree. He realized that the promotion he wanted would only be possible by earning the proper credentials, so Chris determined that it was time to go back to school and get his diploma. Choosing to Earn a Degree Online After evaluating his college options, Chris decided that an online degree program would work best with his full-time work schedule – so he chose to pursue a Bachelor’s in Information Technology, specializing in Health Informatics at StraighterLine partner, Capella University. Knowing that he wanted to move through the general education courses as quickly and a ...

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