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StraighterLine is like an online community college, offering credit bearing courses for $99 a month.
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Concordia U Irvine joins StraighterLine network

Concordia U Irvine joins StraighterLine network | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

StraighterLine announced today that private liberal arts university Concordia University Irvine, has joined its network of partner institutions.
CUI and StraighterLine make ideal partners because they are both focused on the unique educational needs of adult students, including working parents. This partnership offers working adults the opportunity to get a quality education online, flexibly and conveniently, at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars on the cost of their college degree. With StraighterLine’s affordable subscription pricing plan, students can save up to 90% on their first year of college and can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like.


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Meet Professor Jerry Israel - US History at StraighterLine

Meet Professor Jerry Israel - US History at StraighterLine | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
Now that StraighterLine also offers professor-led online college courses, we thought you might want to know a little more about our professors.
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Meet Professor Jerry Israel, who thinks his US History class is more about understanding context and not useless facts. "History 'storia (Latin) is a story…about fascinating people, places and things. About why things change. No memorization of useless dates and facts allowed!"

Read our spotlight on Jerry Israelhttp://btfy.me/hmwdp8

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Meet Professor Nikki C. Epps - Medical Terminology at StraighterLine

Meet Professor Nikki C. Epps - Medical Terminology at StraighterLine | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
Now that StraighterLine also offers professor-led online college courses, we thought you might want to know a little more about our professors.
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Meet Professor Nikki C. Epps who teaches Medical Terminology at StraighterLine. Like many nurses and doctors, she believes in helping others. "I became a professor because I wanted to help students entering allied health fields. I am motivated by my family, which has pursued healthcare careers as practicing physicians, academic professors and health care managers. I am motivated by their ability to use their knowledge, skills and resources to give back to the community."

Read her advocacy here: http://btfy.me/27gv6y

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Meet Professor Jarrod B. Peterson

Meet Professor Jarrod B. Peterson | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
Now that StraighterLine also offers professor-led online college courses, we thought you might want to know a little more about our professors.
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Meet Professor Jarrod B. Peterson who teaches Macroeconomics at StraighterLine. "I used to enjoy traveling. Now, I simply enjoy living and working in exotic locations. One of my favorite places in the world is Costa Rica! Thus my online teaching and hobby of living in dream locations go hand in hand."

See what else Jarrod has to say: http://btfy.me/3d2r74

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Professor Direct - Dan Gryboski (Math Teacher)

Professor Direct - Dan Gryboski (Math Teacher) | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

What excites you about StraighterLine’s Professor Direct?

I think Professor Direct takes the uncertainty out of online education. Students are given help for their specific course from a professor who knows where the course is headed and exactly what information is necessary.

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Professor Dan Gryboski has created more than 300 math and chemistry video tutorials for StraighterLine. He currently teaches algebra and statistics. Why did Dan become a professor? "Simply put, I want to save the world. I believe a free world works best when every individual is equipped to make logical decisions." http://www.straighterline.com/blog/meet-professor-dan-gryboski

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Two companies give faculty more control of online courses | Inside Higher Ed

Two companies give faculty more control of online courses | Inside Higher Ed | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
"Self-employed professor" could soon be an actual job title, thanks to two companies that are helping a small group of college professors market their own online courses, set prices for them and share the tuition revenue.
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Freelance Professors. StraighterLine only hires instructors who have a master’s or doctoral degree in the discipline they will teach, said Burck Smith, the company's CEO and founder.

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Online Courses - Distance Learning Courses - Online Classes for College Credit

StraighterLine offers online (distance learning) courses for college credit. The credit earned can be transferred most colleges or to one of our partner colleges. Learn more today!
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StraighterLine Lets Professors Offer Courses Directly To Students, Adds 15 ACE Recommended Courses and More
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New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
What's your course really worth to students? A new online platform lets professors determine what services to offer and how much to charge.
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More press about our new Professor Direct Service http://www.straighterline.com/courses-run-by-professors.html

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Don’t Let College Become Your Personal Fiscal Cliff — Straight Talk: College Education Blog

Don’t Let College Become Your Personal Fiscal Cliff — Straight Talk: College Education Blog | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
Read the Online Education Blog covering topics on online education, college admissions and paying for college.
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73% of high school graduates don't graduate from college. Don’t Let College Become Your Personal #FiscalCliff

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This article awknowledges that the amount of investment many students put into their college education can become a risk as to whether they'll be able to successfully utilize their oppurtunity and education to help them earn money later. Very insightful.

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Why does College Cost so much? Ventriloquist Discusses StraighterLine

Even puppets are complaining about the cost of college. Watch this amateur ventriloquist. Puppet: Why does college cost so much? Ventriloquist: For real, tuition costs keep going up every year! Puppet: And even if I could afford to go, I'm so busy...

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Burck Smith: StraighterLine a ‘year and a half ahead’ of other online college-course providers [Q&A]

Burck Smith: StraighterLine a ‘year and a half ahead’ of other online college-course providers [Q&A] | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

Burck Smith: StraighterLine a ‘year and a half ahead’ of other online college-course providers [Q&A]

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You Will Soon Experience a Bigger and Better StraighterLine

You Will Soon Experience a Bigger and Better StraighterLine | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

StraighterLine is pleased to announce 15 new college courses, 25 new credit by exams, and a new website! http://btfy.me/v8p7m2 All coming in December.

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Free Online College Courses MOOCs vs. StraighterLine — Straight Talk: College Education Blog

Free Online College Courses MOOCs vs. StraighterLine — Straight Talk: College Education Blog | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) have been making the news a lot lately. Just this week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced plans to fund research that will explore the role that MOOCs can plan in American higher education.

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Meet Professor Dr. Kelvin Bentley - Psychology at StraighterLine

Meet Professor Dr. Kelvin Bentley - Psychology at StraighterLine | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
Now that StraighterLine also offers professor-led online college courses, we thought you might want to know a little more about our professors.
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Meet Professor Dr. Kelvin Bentley who teaches Psychology at StraighterLine: "I really enjoy running and traveling to new places. I have run in 4 half-marathons since 2009 and I would like to run at least one marathon in my lifetime. I also love visiting new places with my wife and our 2 1/2 year old daughter. We recently took our daughter to Hawaii and before she was born my wife and I visited different areas in Australia."

Dr. Bentley will do more than run a marthon for you, read why you should sign up for Psychology with him now: http://btfy.me/7rb3my ;— at Rock & Roll Marathon in Nashville, TN.

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Meet Professor Monica Bess - Business Communications/Ethics at StraighterLine

Meet Professor Monica Bess - Business Communications/Ethics at StraighterLine | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
Now that StraighterLine also offers professor-led online college courses, we thought you might want to know a little more about our professors.
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Professor Monica Bess knows firsthand what it's like to juggle life and school, that's why she advocates for students to sign up for her Business Communications and Business Ethics classes online with her.

"I love the flexibility of teaching online. Teaching in a non-traditional environment is very effective because it allows you to earn your degree without sacrificing your work and family life. I earned both my Undergraduate and MBA degrees online so I have first-hand knowledge of how successful a person can be in this environment."

Read more of her opinion here: http://btfy.me/4pxrcf

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Meet Professor John Thorburn, Ph.D.

Meet Professor John Thorburn, Ph.D. | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

On one hand, I became a professor because I like to perform. I was mascot for my high school and I was also mascot for the Texas Rangers baseball team for a year. Being a professor allows me to continue to perform. On the other hand, I love learning about cultures that are different from our own and sharing that knowledge with others.

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Meet our "rock star" professor who teaches Western Civilization at StraighterLine. 

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Timeline Photos | Facebook

Timeline Photos | Facebook | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

This viral math question is stumping 50% of everyone. What is the answer? Rescoop with your answer.

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Over 4,000 comments on the answer on this in the past 24 hours. What is the answer?

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Online Courses - Distance Learning Courses - Online Classes for College Credit

Online Courses - Distance Learning Courses - Online Classes for College Credit | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
Now that StraighterLine also offers professor-led online college courses, we thought you might want to know a little more about our professors.
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Meet Professor Corrine Hasbany, who teaches accounting at StraighterLine. "Being in the accounting and finance field, I feel very strongly that business students should be exposed to “real life” accounting/finance and business scenarios."

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College tuition, priced like a cellphone plan

College tuition, priced like a cellphone plan | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
Some for-profit schools now offer cheap, pay-as-you-go pricing.
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As rising tuition continues to put college out of many students’ reach, some schools are experimenting with the kinds of pay-as-you-go payment plans more common to phone and cable bills.

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Online Courses - Distance Learning Courses - Online Classes for College Credit - StraighterLine - StraighterLine

Online Courses - Distance Learning Courses - Online Classes for College Credit - StraighterLine - StraighterLine | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
StraighterLine offers online (distance learning) courses for college credit. The credit earned can be transferred most colleges or to one of our partner colleges. Learn more today!
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We have launched a new and improved website! Come check it out: http://www.straighterline.com/

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An EBay For Professors To Sell College Courses Directly To Students

An EBay For Professors To Sell College Courses Directly To Students | StraighterLine | Scoop.it
In yet another step toward democratizing higher education, StraighterLine, a pioneering provider of accredited, low-cost, self-paced online college courses, has started a new feature called "Professor Direct." The program--which will be eligible...
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Now available, professor led courses: http://www.straighterline.com/courses-run-by-professors.html

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Math is Fun! — Straight Talk: College Education Blog

Math is Fun! — Straight Talk: College Education Blog | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

Is math fun? Tell us what you think in the comments then read our blogger's satirical take.

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Okay, Smartie Pants! Can You Solve this Simple Math Problem? — Straight Talk: College Education Blog

Okay, Smartie Pants! Can You Solve this Simple Math Problem? — Straight Talk: College Education Blog | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

Just for fun. Do you know the answer? 4 x 4 + 4 x 4 + 4 - 4 x 4 = ?

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Where's your favorite place to take online college classes? | Facebook

Where's your favorite place to take online college classes? | Facebook | StraighterLine | Scoop.it

Where's your favorite place to take online college classes?
Wherever you have internet access you can take self paced online college courses. Whether at home in your pajamas, or on this Hawaiian beach. http://www.straighterline.com/ — at Maui, Hawaii.

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Take StraighterLine online college courses anytime, anywhere including Maui, Hawaii

Whether you're home in your pajamas, or on a beach in Maui, Hawaii you can take online college courses for $99 at www.straighterline.com. Guaranteed college transfer credits...

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