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 …

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 Policy Network logo

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 …

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 …

Two courses, six credits, sixty days…success?

April 23, 2014 by

In early February, Josh at Lit for Brains set himself a challenge: study for — and pass — two credit-bearing exams at Excelsior College (a Saylor Academy partner) in just sixty days. How did he do? You will have to read Josh’s account to find out…but would we be sharing this if the news were … Read More …