StraighterLine Launches Company Overview Video

From: MMI Associates, Inc.
Published: Wed Oct 29 2008

StraighterLine (, a new online education solution that provides students a high quality, better supported, and lower cost way to obtain college credits through regionally accredited colleges and universities, has announced that it has created a new three-minute video describing the company and providing an example of what benefits it can provide to anyone pursuing entry-level college studying online. The video, called "The Story of Joe," will be available on YouTube, where StraighterLine has created its own channel at

Other social media applications are underway by StraighterLine as well. They include:

• Social Network Platform – StraighterLine students and other interested visitors can become members of groups at and learn more about the latest StraighterLine activities and events, as well as exchange ideas and notes.

• Blog – Topics on various aspects of the StraighterLine program, from how credits from its courses can be transferred to its partner colleges to information about its tutors available online for one-on-one training 24/7, can be found at as well as at the StraighterLine social network platform.

• Podcasts and Webinars – These applications are under development at the present time, however StraighterLine plans to make considerable use of them by 2009. Currently, three StraighterLine podcasts are available and can be heard online at the company’s Ning web site (

Additional information on the StraighterLine program can be found at

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"We are excited about this video we have created," said StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith. "Along with our other social media endeavors, this video reflects how we are spreading the word about our programs online through virtually every option available to us at present."

About StraighterLine:
StraighterLine provides students with a new online option for obtaining required college credits from accredited colleges and universities. StraighterLine’s affordable courses are the first to include up to 24/7 live, on-demand instruction. StraighterLine offers six entry-level college courses, including College Algebra, English Composition I, Accounting I, Accounting II, Economics I: Macroeconomics and Economics II: Microeconomics, and two developmental courses, with many more planned. StraighterLine students may choose to receive credit from StraighterLine’s regionally accredited partner colleges. Student-earned credits may also be transferable to non-partner colleges that recognize StraighterLine’s partner’s courses as equivalent programs. There are no set due dates for StraighterLine courses. Students may start and stop at any point with up to six months of access. StraighterLine offers two remarkable pricing programs; individual courses cost only $399, include 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support, and allow up to six months of access; and the StraighterLine for $99 program: a $99 per month subscription with no additional start-up costs which includes unlimited access to any and all courses one at a time, plus 10 total hours of one-on-one instructional support, with no minimum or maximum time limit for course completion. For more information, visit or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

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Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
PR Firms Raleigh, NC

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