• MyFox9 News Covers StraighterLine

    Barry Lenson

    On June 17, MyFox9 News in Minneapolis/Saint Paul told the story of StraighterLine online college courses. We’re mentioning it here on the StraighterLine blog not to brag about the coverage, but to recommend that you watch the news segment for yourself. In just a few minutes of airtime, it does a very effective job of telling the StraighterLine story.     Related Posts Five Reasons Why High School Graduation Should Not Be the Last Stop Freshman Year at College for $1000 or Less? College: Why Pay Sticker Price? College in Three Years? New Ways to Start College While You’re in High School Summer College Classes Online Freshman Year for only $999 College Courses Online for $99 a Month Online College Al ...

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  • Six Ways to Go to College in Your PJs

    Barry Lenson

    College students love fads. Back in the roaring twenties, they danced the Charleston and squeezed themselves into phone booths. After that, they swallowed goldfish. Then at some point, they fell in love with the practice of going to class in pajamas. Pajamas and campus life are perfect together. PJs are comfy and comforting, and sort of sexy. If you wake up only five minutes before class, you can dash right out of your dorm and straight to class after pausing to fix your hair and apply mascara. College in your PJs? I first heard about it 10 years ago, when a young woman who was attending University of King’s College in Halifax told me, “We’re so comfortable, we get out of bed and go right to class in our pajamas.”  That m ...

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  • Scrambling the College Degree Timeline

    Barry Lenson

    Things have changed a lot since the days when I entered college, back around 1970. Back in those days, most of us started college right after we graduated from high school. We took the SAT test only once, and lived with the results we got. We applied to three or four colleges at most. And once we started college, very few of us took time off or transferred colleges. Things are a lot different today. For one thing, people are starting college at just about any time they want – after military service, after a period of working, or after their kids are grown up. What a great thing. And the timeline for completing a college degree is changing in other ways too. It is becoming commonplace for students to  . . . Cut time and save ...

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  • Does Your High School Guidance Counselor Know about StraighterLine?

    Barry Lenson

    Are you working with a high school guidance counselor? If so, it might be a good time to point out that StraighterLine’s courses can play an important role in preparing you for college . . . StraighterLine courses can help you make important career choices. If you think you might be interested in becoming an accountant, for example, why not take Accounting I at StraighterLine while you are still in high school? Or if you are thinking of majoring in business, why not take Business Statistics? The lessons you learn can guide you to the right career, and to the school that does the best job of preparing you for it. StraighterLine lets you prepare strategically for courses that your college will require. If you’ll have to take English ...

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  • Opensource Education: Why MIT, Yale and Big Players Are Giving Away Course Content for Free

    Barry Lenson

    In what could be the biggest educational give-away in history, a growing number of colleges and universities are making their course content available for free online. If you poke around the Internet, here is some of the free content you will discover .  . .  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is offering dozens of courses for free. Topics include anthropology, architecture, foreign languages, urban studies, writing, and many more. (Some lectures are made available through links to YouTube.) To review the courses offered, CLICK HERE Yale University, through its Yale Open Courses program, offers a growing number of full lecture courses.  Topics include art history, astronomy, classics, economics, psychology, religion, and mor ...

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