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A Compendious History of Distance Education

September 15, 2016

In celebration of Online Learning Day, we’re sharing a quick and concise history of distance and online learning. You can share your Saylor Academy learning experiences using the hashtag #OnlineLearningDay


Celebrating International Literacy Day

September 8, 2016

Fifty years ago, when UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) proclaimed the 8th of September International Literacy Day, 24% of youth between the ages of 15 and 24 could not read or write. A lot has been accomplished since then; according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, today that number is less than … Read More …

Saylor Academy discussion forums updated to Discourse 1.6

Discussion forums upgraded to Discourse 1.6

August 8, 2016

Our discussion forums, based on the open-source Discourse software, got a quiet update today — we moved from version 1.5 to 1.6. A big thanks to John for quietly, quickly, and successfully making this happen earlier today! The major changes can be found at the Discourse project’s blog, here; highlights include stronger security, a new … Read More …

Saylor Academy announcement

You can now re-attempt an exam after 7 days

July 26, 2016

We’d like to announce one recent change you might not have noticed but that many will be glad to see: the waiting period between attempts for regular certificate exams is now 7 days rather than 14 days. Why 7 days? Well, our resident political scientist set up a ranked-order* voting poll so that we could … Read More …