What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving (and not just our days off)

We will close our offices from this afternoon through Sunday to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends over the next few days, although of course the free learning goes on! Speaking of learning, is there a word for sesquicentennial-plus-one? That’s how long the streak of the official Thanksgiving holidays in the U.S. has gone unbroken, … Read More …

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Quick reactions from Open Ed 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 …

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

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 …

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Site Maintenance Saturday, November 7

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 (school.saylor.org), our ePortfolio, and our forums. We strongly recommend that you do not … Read More …

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Earn Tuition-Free College Credit Transferable to Thomas Edison State College

We are excited to formally announce that students can earn up to 34 tuition-free credits that can be transferred and applied to an undergraduate degree at Thomas Edison State College, a state-owned accredited college who has been a long time partner of the Saylor Academy. Students can earn the credits through our self-paced “Earn College Credit” … Read More …

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Putting Your Strategic Plans in Perspective – Part 3

Editor’s note: this guest post is the third in a short series by Ankit Khandelwal, a prolific student of online courses. This article covers free and inexpensive online resources for developing expertise in business strategy outside of a traditional degree program. Continuation from the previous post So far we have seen how to develop your strategic … Read More …

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Earn College Credit from Brandman University with Saylor Academy Courses

Twenty-two Saylor Academy courses in business and computer science can be worth credit for students of Brandman University, a non-profit with campuses in California and Washington, as well as online. Students work through self-paced material and take a proctored exam online whenever they are ready. The result is a degree program that can more easily … Read More …

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Skipping The MBA For Online Ed? How Far Has The Business Skills Category Come?

(Editor’s note: This guest article by Robert McGuire is provided courtesy of SkilledUp. Robert McGuire is Editor of SkilledUp’s B2B blog and can be found on Twitter at @robertwmcguire. Image credit: modified from “Perspective: Lecture Hall” byTaqi®™ via photopin. CC BY 2.0.) You can also download a PDF of this piece. Business skills training is perhaps the second most active category in online … Read More …

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Maximizing your learning through online tools: Strategic Planning – Part 2

Editor’s note: this guest post is the second in a short series by Ankit Khandelwal, a prolific student of online courses. This article covers free and inexpensive online resources for developing expertise in business strategy outside of a traditional degree program. Continuing from before In the previous post, I talked about some of the ways to … Read More …

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