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Quick reactions from Open Ed 2014

November 25, 2014

Some of our team spent Wednesday through Friday of last week at the “family reunion” of the open education community, the 2014 Open Education Conference (just down the road from our offices, as luck would have it). In addition to sponsoring, volunteering, and presenting in several sessions, we spent the days hearing a few score speakers … Read More …

Bug in the code

How to get past the profile update bug in Testing Center

November 18, 2014

If you have signed up at Saylor Academy recently (November), you will likely have encountered a problem when signing in to our testing center, which runs on software called Moodle at This is where you take many quizzes, unit assessments, and all final exams for our courses. Below, we address: the problem; what to … Read More …

Journal article on OER and college credit co-authored by Saylor Academy staff

November 11, 2014

With lead author John Hilton III of Brigham Young University, our staff members Lindsay Murphy and Devon Ritter have written and had published the article “From Open Educational Resources to College Credit: The Approaches of Saylor Academy” in open-access journal Open Praxis [Vol 6, No 4 (2014)]. The article considers the Saylor Academy’s history, philosophy, … Read More …

Road cones along a highway.

Site Maintenance Saturday, November 7

November 7, 2014

On Saturday, 8 November 2014, Saylor Academy will be performing maintenance on a number of our servers and systems between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5); systems affected will include our main site, our sign-in system, our test center (, our ePortfolio, and our forums. We strongly recommend that you do not … Read More …