New course: Technical Writing

We’re pleased to announce a brand new course, ENGL210: Technical Writing. Don’t let the name fool you — this course is about much more than simply writing product manuals or software documentation. Across seven units, you will learn: Audience Analysis Writing Memos & Emails Writing Formal Letters Using Visuals to Convey Information Process Documentation Writing … Read More …

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Do you use Saylor Academy as an educator or institution? We want to hear from you!

Individual, self-guided learners are the primary audience for our courses, but programs, institutions and individuals educating others account for a significant proportion of the people we reach. As a nonprofit, understanding our impact is crucial for us to spread the word and enlist support. By learning about how programs and institutions benefit from our materials, we can more … Read More …

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Help Saylor Academy finish 2015 strong!

Thanksgiving, a day of both gratitude and [food] consumption, is followed hard upon by the retail “holidays” of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. (Small Business Saturday is nestled quietly between.) Today is something a bit different: #GivingTuesday, a “national day of generosity” and a great day to invite our community to help Saylor Academy finish … Read More …

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What we’re thankful for

Tomorrow is (American) Thanksgiving, a holiday that we celebrate mainly with family and food. As the name of the celebration implies, there is also a tradition of gratitude — reflection on all that we are thankful for and a turning away, however temporarily, from the problems that we face, however large or small. Because we … Read More …

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Monday Morning Digest – 02 November 2015

Why California’s community colleges will soon offer some four-year degrees (The Hechinger Report) Some technical fields once well-served by two-year degrees have grown more complex; California is piloting a program to get students the additional training their industry needs without asking them to take on additional burdens. From the article: “Beginning in 2017, Littleton and her classmates … Read More …

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Monday Morning Digest 26 OCT 15

In just under the wire for us East Coasters, it’s the Monday Morning Digest — articles, apps, and other assorted things that grabbed our attention over the past week. Send links our way! Openly Licensed Educational Resources: Providing Equitable Access to Education for All Learners (WhiteHouse.gov blog) This post begins by quoting the United Nations Declaration … Read More …

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Release: Alternative Credit Project™

American Council on Education Unveils Alternative Credit Project Course Pool Saylor Academy Participating in Initiative to Help Nontraditional Learners Gain College Degrees and Credentials Washington, DC (Oct. 21, 2015) — The American Council on Education (ACE) today announced the pool of courses selected as part of ACE’s Alternative Credit Project™, a groundbreaking initiative to boost the … Read More …

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Monday Morning Digest

The Monday Morning Digest (or MMD, for short) is a collection of some of the news and opinion that caught our collective eyes over the past week. Sometimes whimsical, sometimes serious, always considered, we present these links for your entertainment and edification and everything between. ▸ Can Physics Be Taught Like Soccer? (Hechinger Report) Zhongzhou Chen, … Read More …

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