Crossing the Potomac to a new office in DC

In the midst of our announced changes yesterday, another big change was taking place behind the scenes: after a brief sojourn in lovely Arlington, Virginia, we are returning “home” to beautiful Washington, DC. This means little to those outside our offices besides the fact that our address has changed: Yesterday Today Saylor Academy 2200 Wilson … Read More …

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8 courses inspired by Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today is one day of the year when we try, if only momentarily, to recall that we are not just passengers on this “spaceship Earth“, but, indeed, its crewmembers. We offer no morals, no platitudes, no adjurations, just a short list of courses, inspired by this particular day, for folks living on our pale … Read More …

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Palo Alto College Projects $225,000 savings from Saylor OER Textbook Adoption

We want to share some great news out of San Antonio, Texas. Palo Alto College, part of the Alamo College family, has adopted an openly licensed textbook that was originally published as part of our Open Textbook Challenge. Professor John Dunn, who serves as Department Chair, informed us that a faculty review committee officially adopted … Read More …

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Saylor Academy hosted textbooks now in HTML and editable by anybody

Not by our own intention, our Bookshelf page is one of the most popular single pages on our site. Nor are we surprised — we host over 100 full-length textbooks, many of which cover 100- and 200-level undergraduate courses in popular disciplines like business, psychology, and communication. For over two years, we primarily offered two … Read More …

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Giving and getting feedback for your work

Seeking feedback on the work that you do as a learner is important. For one thing, it implies that you create your work with an expectation of sharing it, which has cognitive benefits (see #13, “15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning“). For another thing, it allows you to gather others’ perspectives, insights, and critiques toward improving your knowledge and … Read More …

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Creative Commons Open Business Models Initiative – Call for Participation

Creative Commons seeks to hear from businesses that use or might use open models and Creative Commons licensing to support their business models. Under this initiative, businesses will both contribute and receive feedback, advice, etc. on achieving sustainability with open models. Clearly, the Saylor Academy’s model depends on open content, both curated and created, which … Read More …

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