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SkillSmart and Saylor Academy Announce Skills-Based Training Partnership

April 21, 2016

SkillSmart and Saylor Academy are partnering to accelerate skills-based learning and employment opportunities. Together, SkillSmart’s skills matching algorithm and Saylor Academy’s cost-effective training platform will streamline the pathway from education to employment for job seekers. Ninety percent of employers believe that graduates lack the skills they need, while nearly 50 percent of recent college graduates … Read More …

Saylor Academy on Instagram

Our Instagram debut — come say hello!

April 20, 2016

We have launched our very own Instagram account! And as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. We want to use those words to show you a behind-the-scenes view of Saylor Academy, to show you what open education means to us and share our world with yours. To share our favorite study spots … Read More …

REMIX

OER as a participatory activity

April 15, 2016

Yesterday, the Creative Commons blog posted on Active OER: Beyond open licensing policies This post is right up our open education alley, so we’re recommending it and have pulled a few juicy bits to quote below. After some treatment of “free” vs. “open” and “libre” vs. “gratis”, the author (Alek Tarkowski) gets to some issues even … Read More …

New Saylor Certificates

Have you seen our certificates’ brand new look?

April 13, 2016

We are excited to officially announce our new certificate designs, including some options you might not have known about! In a previous post, we talked about how sharing your certificates on LinkedIn can help you stand out. And we hope that the new designs will encourage you to share with your networks — to share them with … Read More …