Two courses, six credits, sixty days…success?

April 23, 2014 by

In early February, Josh at Lit for Brains set himself a challenge: study for — and pass — two credit-bearing exams at Excelsior College (a Saylor Academy partner) in just sixty days. How did he do? You will have to read Josh’s account to find out…but would we be sharing this if the news were … Read More …

The Heartbleed Bug

Saylor Academy NOT compromised by Heartbleed Bug

April 16, 2014 by

As you may have heard, last week a major security issue was detected in OpenSSL, the technology that powers encryption across much of the internet. The Saylor Academy took immediate steps to assess our infrastructure and patch the potential vulnerability. Our investigation showed that no Saylor Academy service was vulnerable to the Heartbleed security flaw … Read More …

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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 …