Online Degrees

  • Community Colleges in Crisis: Resourceful California Students Taking Courses Online

    Barry Lenson

    You’ve heard the old expression, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” There’s a lot of truth in that. When resourceful people face obstacles, they don’t stop or stall. They dig down, find new energy, and keep moving forward. That could explain why a growing number of students from California have chosen to take courses at StraighterLine and through StraighterLine’s Partner College program. Hundreds of California students have utilized StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges program. In case you don’t know, our Partner Colleges are colleges and universities that have agreed to accept StraighterLine college credits directly and, in some cases, to admit StraighterLine students via a streamlined admissions proces ...

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  • Ten Things that Just Aren’t True about Living in California

    Barry Lenson

    We recently found a fun post entitled “Nine Things that Aren’t True about Californians” on the Vampy Varnish blog. Check it out. You’ll enjoy it. Here are the nine myths that the blogger exposes about Californians and the state they call home . . . Myth: Everyone in California knows how to surf Myth: We all hang out in bathing suits Myth: We have all been to Hollywood Myth: We are all wine snobs Myth: Californians LOVE their sushi Myth: We all practice Yoga and are health nuts Myth: We like our pizza with healthy toppings like chicken and broccoli Myth: It’s always sunny and warm Myth: Californians are always tan And Here’s Myth #10 . . . This one isn’t mentioned by the Vampy Varnish blog. But it’s o ...

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  • California Dips Its Toes Into Online Education

    Jeffrey Simons

    By Jeffrey Simons The higher education community is all abuzz about the news out of California Wednesday. As part of a trial program for the California State University System, San Jose State University is beginning to experiment with MOOCs. Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Tech Crunch each have their own take on the news, and we recommend you take a look at all three. In short, SJSU will be creating a pilot program of 3 online introductory level MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) for their students that will award academic credit and will only cost $150. The pilot is small, with 100 students per course. The courses will be taught by their own professors, but will exist on the Udacity platform. Udacity will al ...

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  • Caring for an Elder? Why Not Go to College at the Same Time?

    Barry Lenson

    Caring for an Elder? Why Not Go to College at the Same Time? Lots of baby boomers are caring for aging parents these days. And lots of people are caring for aging spouses or other loved ones. Aging persons can require different kinds of care. Some continue to live in their homes. Others live in retirement complexes or assisted-living communities. Still others require medical care on a day-by-day basis. If you are caring for an aging parent, spouse or other elder, you already know how time-consuming it can be. Some elders require only minimal help – in some cases, a drive to the store or a visit every few days. In many other cases, caring for an elder places severe time limitations on their caregivers. Caregivers often find thems ...

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  • StraighterLine Partners with NECB to Offer a Fast Route to a Business Degree

    Barry Lenson

    We announce with great pride that the New England College of Business and Finance has just become a StraighterLine Partner College.  If you’ve been eager to earn a college degree from a top business school but have been stopped by the high cost, this new partnership brings you an exceptional opportunity to earn a sought-after business degree. To take your first steps toward earning that degree, simply take some of the great business courses that StraighterLine offers, such as Business Statistics, Accounting or Managerial Accounting. Once you have completed online courses, you can apply directly and be admitted to NECB. Because it is a Partner College, NECB will admit you at any time of the year. You don’t have to take standardize ...

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