StraighterLine vs. Sophia

Discussion in 'CLEP, DANTES, and Other Exams for Credit' started by SteveFoerster, May 18, 2023.

  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

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  2. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    ...No? I don't know what they're on about here and it puts the entire rest of the article into question.
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    The whole piece is tonally dubious. I prefer this industry when we're trying to build students up, not tear other providers down.
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    This is one small notch above "Our credits are bigger'n your credits." Neither people who use their workdays to fire stuff like this at competitors, or those who direct them to do so, are a good fit for positions at serious educational enterprises.
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  5. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of good things to like about SL vs. Sophia. I still prefer Sophia, but I can see why some students might choose SL for at least some of their credits. They should've focused on those positives, rather than on the dubious information they did put into the article.

    I think whomever wrote this has never actually tried Sophia classes.
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  6. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

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  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Enh, that's what I get for not keeping up with the sister forum. I should have known that they'd get there before I did! :)
  8. MaceWindu

    MaceWindu Active Member

    “That is, you won’t get a letter or number grade. There are also no exams.” Not quite true.
    Each class does show a number grade during each section of the course, after each section test, and a final number grade is included.

    Quizzes throughout the course. Pretest sections have an exam. Each section has an exam. Each class has a final exam. Some classes include papers and/or additional homework that needs to be uploaded.

    On the positive side, no webcam required to take a test.

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