The Heartbleed Bug

Saylor Academy NOT compromised by Heartbleed Bug

April 16, 2014 by

As you may have heard, last week a major security issue was detected in OpenSSL, the technology that powers encryption across much of the internet. The Saylor Academy took immediate steps to assess our infrastructure and patch the potential vulnerability. Our investigation showed that no Saylor Academy service was vulnerable to the Heartbleed security flaw … Read More …

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The dark side of student loans

April 14, 2014 by

In his keynote address for a digital education conference we held in 2013, our trustee Michael Saylor talked about how graduating college debt-free was a major factor in getting his start in business. You could call me a risk-taking entrepreneur, but the truth of the matter is I got incredibly lucky [...] [H]aving no debt … Read More …

Latest Degree of Freedom podcast features Saylor Academy

April 4, 2014 by

Our Education Project Manager Lindsay Murphy talks with Jonathan Haber in his latest Degree of Freedom podcast. You can listen here (or download the .mp3). Lindsay talks about the strengths and weaknesses of our courses, our college credit initiatives, and how we aim to improve both the student experience and student outcomes in 2014. The next step … Read More …

We’re asking for money; here is why

April 1, 2014 by

You might have noticed a few “Donate Now” buttons showing up on our site today. They look a lot like this: No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke…we really are asking for money, starting with a big email a few weeks back. That raises the interesting question: how do you ask people to pay for … Read More …

Access to Saylor Academy site and services for students in Cuba, Iran, and Sudan

March 13, 2014 by

Starting late yesterday, students visiting our site from Cuba, Iran, and Sudan will get no farther than our firewall. Due to sanctions levied by the United States government, we are currently unable to offer our education services, including discussion forums and course certificates, to students within Cuba, Iran, and Sudan. We are taking these actions … Read More …