Maximizing your learning through online tools: Strategic Planning

July 23, 2014 by

Editor’s note: this guest post is the first in a short series by Ankit Khandelwal, a prolific student of online courses. This article covers ways to use freely available materials to develop confidence and competence in business management skills outside of a traditional degree program. Introduction You may have heard of the term strategic planning … Read More …

Moving Boxes

We have a new address!

July 7, 2014 by

You may have heard rumblings of this here and there. You may have seen some of the pictures. We have indeed moved across the Potomac from Washington, DC to Arlington, VA (we can just see the Capitol dome in the distance…from one window…at a rather oblique angle). More specifically, we have moved from the Georgetown … Read More …

Documentary film screening (D.C.): Courageous Learning

June 19, 2014 by

If you are in D.C., consider this event for your calendar; if not, keep an eye out for this documentary film (and when you spot it, watch it). The U.S. Congressional E-Learning Caucus hosts the premier of documentary film Courageous Learning on June 23, 2014 at noon in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center (Room HVC-200). From the announcement … Read More …

How our community demographics stack against some MOOCs

June 17, 2014 by

On Friday, The Chronicle of Higher Education helpfully distilled some key metrics recently released by edX on their first sixteen MOOCs (8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs). We thought our community might be interested in how the Saylor Academy stacks up (favorably, we believe). We will look specifically at points 1-4; because of our … Read More …

Open Course Option in Business Administration Now More Open Than Ever

June 3, 2014 by

We are thrilled to share the news that Thomas Edison State College (TESC) has made two prior learning assessment (PLA) courses available under a Creative Commons Attribution-only license (CC-BY 4.0). These courses can be used by students hoping to demonstrate prior learning towards TESC credits and can be adapted by other parties and institutions interested in PLA … Read More …