MOOCS

  • Get a Year's Worth of College Credit Online

    Get a Year's Worth of College Credit Online
    Beth Dumbauld

    Looking to get a year's worth of college credit, save money and try classes for free? You have a number of options, including StraighterLine online college courses. Here's how StraighterLine stacks up against MOOCs like ASU's/EdX Global Freshman Academy: You pay less for your online courses with StraighterLine StraighterLine’s First Year bundle, allows students to take ten 3 & 4 credit courses and pay only $1,299. That’s one full year of college credit (10 courses) for just under $1,300! On the other hand, taking 10 courses to earn credit through the EdX Global Freshman Academy is $6,000. Taking your first year of college courses (10 courses) through StraighterLine costs thousands less and offers you more college options. You ...

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  • A Brief History of Online Learning [Infographic]

    Beth Dumbauld

    Thinking about earning your degree online? Want to know more about the history of online education? This infographic provides a brief visual history of online learning. It shows the different roles that technology has played in the evolution of higher ed, provides the cultural context for advances made in distance learning, and highlights the rapid adoption of online courses. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Add the A BRIEF HISTORY OF ONLINE LEARNING [INFOGRAPHIC] to your Site or Blog If you'd like to share this infographic, please click the button below to copy and paste the embed code on to your site! <a href="www.straighterline. ...

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  • Why Earning College Credit Online at StraighterLine Makes More Sense

    Barry Lenson

    There are many ways to earn college credit. You can go to classes at a college, of course. But you can also take courses at a community college, attend college at night, take a MOOC and try to earn credit for it (that’s almost impossible), or take a CLEP or AP exam. No doubt about it, there are many ways to earn college credit. But if you’re looking for the top way to earn credits and transfer them to your college, StraighterLine is the best way. Here are some reasons why . . . PROVEN courses. You’re not going to be the first person who ever took one of StraighterLine’s courses. Hundreds, even thousands, of students have successfully completed the StraighterLine course that you will take.  You’ll be investing in a prove ...

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  • Why StraighterLine Is Still the Best Way to Earn College Credit Online

    Barry Lenson

    There’s been some buzz lately about new ways to earn college credits online.  Some universities have been making the news because they’ve been exploring ways to let students earn credit hours by taking their MOOCs or other college courses online. If you've been eager to earn credits online and transfer them to your college, you've probably been excited to hear about that. But before you invest time and money in one of those new programs, it’s time for a bit of caution. Here are 5 reasons why StraighterLine is still your best resource for earning college credits online . . . Other online programs might not be 100% online. In non-StraighterLine programs, you might have to travel to a testing center or to a college campus to t ...

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  • MOOCs for Credit? Not Quite Yet

    Barry Lenson

    "MOOCs are certainly welcome to the online education landscape. But they have their limitations. For most students, and especially for adult learners, there is a lot of need for that interaction with faculty and engagement with other students." -          Frank Mulgrew, president of Post University’s Online Education Institute, quoted in “MOOCs Expand on College Campuses,” by Devon Haynie, US News, June 21, 2013 If you read the article that we cite above, you’ll learn some interesting news about MOOCs.  You’ll discover that a handful of universities are now offering MOOC-style classes to their current and future students.  “By combining in-person instruction with online learning,” Haynie writes, “they hope ...

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