Discussion forums upgraded to Discourse 1.6

Our discussion forums, based on the open-source Discourse software, got a quiet update today — we moved from version 1.5 to 1.6. A big thanks to John for quietly, quickly, and successfully making this happen earlier today! The major changes can be found at the Discourse project’s blog, here; highlights include stronger security, a new … Read More …

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Graphing the growth of the Saylor Direct Credit program

Can Saylor Academy save college students $1 million in tuition in 2016? In April, we reported on completion of exams for credit recommended courses, in which we estimated confirmed student tuition savings to date of more than $250,000 — that’s about $2,000 per student! With this post, we wanted to share a couple graphs to … Read More …

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Report: Student Savings from Saylor Direct Credit Courses

In December of 2012, Saylor Academy officially launched a program aimed at providing students with opportunities to receive transferable college credit for our tuition-free courses. The cost for this credit: time spent learning from one of our free courses, and $25 to have an exam proctored. This initiative has since taken on a name, Saylor Direct Credit, and has grown … Read More …

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Scheduled maintenance March 16th

From about 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT) on Wednesday, March 16th, students will be unable to log in to their Saylor Academy accounts, complete exams, etc.. During this time, we will permanently close down our eportfolio platform (eportfolio.saylor.org). After this maintenance, login and account management will be exclusively available via https://learn.saylor.org. For more details … Read More …

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New Saylor Partnership Yields $5,000 Accredited Bachelor’s Degree Pathway

Saylor Academy has partnered with Qualifi, a UK Awarding Organization, and City Vision University, an accredited online university based in Kansas City, Missouri, to increase global access to curated and credentialed higher education by providing a four-year degree pathway to students for only $5,000 (Associates Degree for $2,000). This unique partnership creates a path for … Read More …

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