135: Building a Stronger Student and the Hidden Value in Online Learning with StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith

Listen to Burck Smith on Navigating Change The Education Podcast

Burck Smith is the CEO and founder of StraighterLine, an education company that works to solve a major hurdle for many students: cost. They do this by offering accredited courses online for a monthly fee with credits that are guaranteed to transfer within their network of transfer colleges. This week, we welcome Smith to the show to introduce us to the StraighterLine approach and outline why it’s a good fit in the broader higher education ecosystem. In our on-going conversation around the value of transfers and alternative credit pathways, StraighterLine demonstrates an interesting and innovative approach to building capable students online.

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