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SMARTHINKING to Exhibit at EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference

Washington, DC, May 02, 2009 --( SMARTHINKING, Inc. (, the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students, has announced that its representatives will participate in the EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference May 3-6 at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre in Perth, Western Australia. This is the premier event for professionals working in higher education who manage technologies to advance scholarship, learning and teaching. With the theme of “Innovate, Collaborate & Sustain,” this conference will explore the challenges in areas such as how to innovate in the knowledge economy, how to collaborate with virtual teams and how to put a green agenda into action.

EDUCAUSE is a non profit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE Australasia is the only event sanctioned by the parent body to be held outside the United States, with the most recent one held in Melbourne in 2007. More than 500 key decision makers from the higher education section throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific Region will attend the event.

SMARTHINKING will feature an exhibit highlighting its award-winning, live, online tutoring services, which are delivered to students 24/7, in the subjects of math, writing, science, business, English as a second language and Spanish. The exhibit will also feature information on its newest division, StraighterLine (, which allows students to fulfill general education requirements online in a flexible and affordable setting. StraighterLine utilizes the same award-winning technology as SMARTHINKING and allows students to work with highly qualified tutors.

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“Our participation in the EDUCAUSE Australasia Conference will be extremely beneficial,” said SMARTHINKING CEO Burck Smith. “This gives SMARTHINKING the chance to network on an international level to see what other institutions and similar programs are doing to develop online tutoring strategies for students.”

SMARTHINKING is the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students. Its services were honored with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with SMARTHINKING to increase student achievement and enhance learning. SMARTHINKING connects students to e-structor®-certified tutors for assistance in math, writing, science and business, up to 24/7, on any Internet connected computer. StraighterLine, a division of SMARTHINKING, provides students with a new online option for obtaining required college credits from accredited colleges and universities. SMARTHINKING’s corporate office is located in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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