Try out our (proposed) new discussion forums

If you have used our discussion forums, you may have mixed feelings about them. We certainly do. Some forums are very active, while others are very quiet. Flagging spammers and managing your notifications is difficult. Getting someone’s attention, to say nothing of getting a staff member’s attention, can feel like hitting the jackpot. We would … Read More …

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Need to jumpstart that minor in Craft Beer Studies? We might be able to help…

Did you know… …that Paul Smith’s College has announced a new minor program in “craft beer studies and operations”? And did you further know… …that the craft beer minor includes “a collection of business courses in management, marketing, advertising and promotion, in addition to practical coursework in brewing and the business of beer“? And did … Read More …

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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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