Wrap-up: Survey of Systems Engineering MOOC

May 29, 2014 by

Our recent foray into the MOOC world, a systems engineering course produced in partnership with NASA personnel, was an astronomical success (pardon the pun). Over 9,000 students from 143 countries enrolled and nearly 600 completed the final exam; nine students who completed the Mars Sample Return Mission project took a VIP tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center. … Read More …

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Apply to attend the Institute for Open Leadership

May 27, 2014 by

Following on the heels of the Open Policy Network (OPN) launch, we are pleased to share an opportunity for individuals around the world who are interested in bringing open policy to their fields or institutions. The Institute for Open Leadership is accepting applications through June. The Institute for Open Leadership is a training program to … Read More …

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Launch of the Open Policy Network

May 19, 2014 by

The Saylor Academy is a member organization of the Open Policy Network. In concert with other members, we are pleased to share the following message. We are excited to announce the launch of the Open Policy Network. The Open Policy Network, or OPN for short, is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to support the creation, … Read More …

Goddard Space Flight Center sign, from the dedication ceremony

A tour of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with SSE101 students

May 16, 2014 by

Editor’s note: Links to more information appear at the end of this post. Destination Greenbelt José Alvarez boarded a plane in Guatemala with his aunt. His destination, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD, was nearly 3,000 miles away. Alvarez is one of nine students who attended a VIP tour of GSFC’s facilities as … Read More …

Our revised student handbook is out (it was time)

May 13, 2014 by

A lot has changed at the Saylor Academy over time, but some things do not — like our commitment to students and our drive to keep improving. To reflect this, we have a long-overdue update of our Student Handbook, which you can find here: The Saylor Academy Student Handbook Revised and Updated May 2014 If the words … Read More …