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The dark side of student loans

April 14, 2014 by

In his keynote address for a digital education conference we held in 2013, our trustee Michael Saylor talked about how graduating college debt-free was a major factor in getting his start in business. You could call me a risk-taking entrepreneur, but the truth of the matter is I got incredibly lucky [...] [H]aving no debt … Read More …

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Four quotes from Marc Singer’s interview with The Evolllution on prior learning credentials

April 10, 2014 by

In a recent interview with online higher education news source The Evolllution — the three L’s emphasize “life-long learning” — Marc Singer of Thomas Edison State College outlines the open course option (text | graphic) for TESC’s Associate in Science in Business Administration (ASBA) degree. The fruit of a long relationship and partnership between Thomas Edison … Read More …

Latest Degree of Freedom podcast features Saylor Academy

April 4, 2014 by

Our Education Project Manager Lindsay Murphy talks with Jonathan Haber in his latest Degree of Freedom podcast. You can listen here (or download the .mp3). Lindsay talks about the strengths and weaknesses of our courses, our college credit initiatives, and how we aim to improve both the student experience and student outcomes in 2014. The next step … Read More …

We’re asking for money; here is why

April 1, 2014 by

You might have noticed a few “Donate Now” buttons showing up on our site today. They look a lot like this: No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke…we really are asking for money, starting with a big email a few weeks back. That raises the interesting question: how do you ask people to pay for … Read More …

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Your weekend in video: 3 Hangouts to watch now

March 28, 2014 by

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a project manager, a policy analyst, and an astronaut walk into a bar… You know what? Never mind. It isn’t very funny — but it is fascinating. And if you are all caught up on Cosmos (because Neil. deGrasse. Tyson. am I right?), here are three Hangouts on … Read More …