Distance Learning

  • StraighterLine’s Quick Guide to Online Summer Courses

    StraighterLine’s Quick Guide to Online Summer Courses
    Beth Dumbauld

    Concerned that enrolling in summer college courses will overtake your summer plans? Need help choosing which courses to take online and why? Our free guide will show you how to quickly start earning the college credit you need this summer. Not sure where to start? Download our free guide to Online Summer Courses! If you ever paid too much for a college course, or have had to change plans because of your college’s course schedule, you're not alone. Fortunately, that was then, this is now. Full of useful tips and practical advice, StraighterLine’s Quick Guide to Online Summer Courses will provide you everything you need to know about taking your summer courses online, including: What it takes to succeed in an online class ...

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  • 6 Famous Athletes Who Went Back to School

    6 Famous Athletes Who Went Back to School
    Beth Dumbauld

    It takes perseverance, determination, and grit to go back to school as an adult. Those same traits are also critical for successful athletes. To celebrate the grit of adult students, we’re putting the spotlight on famous athletes who went back to school to earn their college degree. We hope you will be inspired by these empowering stories of athletes who were motivated to further their education while achieving success in their sports at the highest levels. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Michelle Kwan Michelle  Kwan is a two-time Olympic medalist in figure skating, as well as a five-time World champion and nine-time U.S. champion in the sport as well. An extraordinary athlete on the ice, Michelle ...

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  • New Course Profiles: IT Fundamentals and Survey of World History

    New Course Profiles: IT Fundamentals and Survey of World History
    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine is pleased to announce the addition of two new online college courses, bringing our total number of available low-cost, for-credit online courses to sixty. These new courses-- and all StraighterLine courses--have received ACE Credit recommendation from the American Council on Education’s Credit Recommendation service. We’re also excited to announce that two of our current courses, Personal Fitness & Wellness as well as First Aid/CPR, now earn StraighterLine students 3 credits, up from 2, thanks to our most recent ACE course review. As always, all StraighterLine courses are available for purchase with our $99 monthly membership and can be started the same day you enroll. Be sure to speak with a StraighterLine enr ...

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  • The Incredible Impact of Alternative Higher Ed Providers

    Burck Smith

    Republished with permission from The Evolllution. View the original article. Today’s higher education marketplace looks remarkably different than it did even 10 years ago. While online and distance programming has long been available, the growth of unaccredited education providers and their popularity among prospective students is changing the shape of the postsecondary ecosystem in the United States. In this interview, Burck Smith, whose StraighterLine helped to pioneer the growth of unaccredited high-quality programming, reflects on the competitive landscape for these providers and shares his thoughts on how the marketplace will adapt to their growth and increasing market share. The EvoLLLution (Evo): Why has demand for non-accred ...

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  • How to Make a Career Change This Year With Online Education

    How to Make a Career Change This Year With Online Education
    Beth Dumbauld

    Are you ready to make a career change? If so, online education may provide you with the best opportunity to do so. While there are several pathways to career success, online learning allows you to get the credentials you need on your own terms, particularly when you need to balance work, family, and your education, says Danika Rockett, PhD, former online professor and currently a partner college manager at StraighterLine. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! On Your Own Terms According to a 2015 survey of online college students by Aslanian Market Research and Learning House, about 75% of online students seek further education to change careers, get a job, earn a promotion or keep up-to-date with their ski ...

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