AUSTIN, Texas--(www.straighterline.com) and Thinkwell (www.thinkwell.com) are pleased to announce a new partnership to create a series of freshman- and sophomore-level college courses that will be offered at StraighterLine based on Thinkwell’s award-winning content.)--StraighterLine (
“Students can now complete college courses using the popular Thinkwell instructional videos, but can also have the flexibility of making those courses portable in terms of where a student enrolls in the future”
Each course will include Thinkwell’s popular video series and a unique learning experience. Students who take and pass each course offered by StraighterLine will be eligible to earn real college transfer credit at potentially 1,800 colleges and universities.
The new StraighterLine-Thinkwell courses include:
- College Algebra
- General Physics I
- General Biology
- General Chemistry
- Public Speaking
New courses will be rolled out over the next few months based on customer demand.
Thinkwell courses appeal to students of any age who aspire not only to learn college-level subjects in a compelling, convenient, and cost-effective way, but who also wish to obtain credit that can be transferred to any one of StraighterLine’s partner colleges (which are covered by the StraighterLine Credit Transfer Guarantee). Because each course has been reviewed and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education’s Credit Recommendation Service, more than 1,800 colleges and universities who are members of ACE CREDIT are eligible to award credit.
“Students can now complete college courses using the popular Thinkwell instructional videos, but can also have the flexibility of making those courses portable in terms of where a student enrolls in the future,” said Carl Tyson, President and CEO of Thinkwell.
Thinkwell was founded in 1997 in Austin, Texas with the mission to bring great teaching to students worldwide. Thinkwell's multimedia products in math, science, and social science integrate technology, art, and video with great teaching to produce a new path to success for students. Thinkwell's products and courses are being used by thousands of students at schools and universities across the globe. For more information, please visit Thinkwell at www.thinkwell.com.
StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Inside Higher Ed recognized StraighterLine for offering the “...lowest-cost set of credit-bearing courses on the Internet.” And Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”
In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.
StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 300 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit. Currently, StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business.