• Transfer Student Rates and StraighterLine

    Jaime Dalbke

    From October, 2008... Some 50 years ago, if you were a student who transferred from a two-year community college to a four-year university program, you would have been regarded as an exception to what others were doing. Not anymore. Studies show that such transfer rates are increasing each year. Indeed, some top academic institutions such as George Mason University receive more community college transfer students than incoming freshmen. The reasons vary on why this trend is growing. For some students, it is to save money (it generally costs less to do introductory general education courses at two-year schools). For others, it is convenience (community colleges generally offer more nighttime courses, which helps those who are working first ...

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  • StraighterLine After or During High School

    Jaime Dalbke

    From October, 2008... Online education is becoming a fact of life for many of our youth nowadays, and not just those who are home schooled. Twenty-six states now have statewide virtual schools for children in grades K-12. Total enrollment nationwide is estimated to be 1 million students. The Florida Virtual School, established by the legislature in 1997, is the largest online public school program, with enrollment of 54,000 this year. Clearly, already a substantial number of children in America use online education, and there is every indication that the total will be increasing as the years pass. With the convenience of online education, some young adults might find it daunting to continue their education by having to attend a tradit ...

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  • International Students Can Enjoy Online Education With StraighterLine

    Jaime Dalbke

    From October, 2008... The idea of online education was once treated as a novelty. Today, many companies and even governmental bodies regard it more as a necessity. And that applies not just to the United States either. For example, there are many joint partnerships between computer companies, schools and governments overseas in educating their youth. Success stories have emerged from countries ranging from Chile to Rwanda creating a national learning network in every school. Despite these accomplishments, many countries still do not have the resources to support higher education learning online. According to one source, affordability is the biggest barrier to these international students pursuing higher education. But it does not h ...

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  • StraighterLine and the Growth of Online Education

    Jaime Dalbke

    From September 2008... The increase in online college educational courses in recent years has been so expansive that the figures astound even some leaders in the profession. Take a look at these numbers: Almost 3.5 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2006 term, a nearly 10 percent increase over the number reported the previous year. The 9.7 percent growth rate for online enrollments in recent years far exceeds the 1.5 percent growth of the overall higher education student population. In Minnesota alone, online enrollment shot up 50 percent in 2007 as compared to 2006. These impressive statistics indicate that the already considerable demand for online education will only become stronger in t ...

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  • Why StraighterLine Is An Excellent Alternative to Entry-Level Courses At Colleges

    Jaime Dalbke

    From September 2008... The first year of college is a difficult one for many students to handle. The new surroundings can be dizzying to absorb, along with all the new material that must be learned. Unfortunately, some colleges and universities, particularly larger ones, make this daunting situation even worse by establishing entry-level courses with less-than-ideal circumstances for learning lessons. Oftentimes, entry-level courses are taught by teacher assistants (commonly known as TAs), whose training is not the same as full-fledged, academically certified instructors. Yet first-year students often have the most questions and require the most assistance in college. How does learning under less-qualified teachers help them in their ...

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