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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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year — and thank you for helping Saylor Academy achieve an amazing 2015! Because of you and all of our students, partners, and friends in our community, we have accomplished so much. We achieved 6 additional courses recommended for 18 college credits, bringing our total college credit offering to 17 courses for 52 … Read More …

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Will you support open education?

Posted By David Thompson “Charity”: from the French word charité, in turn derived from the Latin caritas, meaning preciousness or dearness. But the Latin caritas served also as a translation for the Greek Αγάπη (Agape), an unconditional love for others. With Christmas — and the end of the tax year — encroaching upon us, so … Read More …

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Do you use Saylor Academy as an educator or institution? We want to hear from you!

Individual, self-guided learners are the primary audience for our courses, but programs, institutions and individuals educating others account for a significant proportion of the people we reach. As a nonprofit, understanding our impact is crucial for us to spread the word and enlist support. By learning about how programs and institutions benefit from our materials, we can more … Read More …

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Help Saylor Academy finish 2015 strong!

Thanksgiving, a day of both gratitude and [food] consumption, is followed hard upon by the retail “holidays” of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. (Small Business Saturday is nestled quietly between.) Today is something a bit different: #GivingTuesday, a “national day of generosity” and a great day to invite our community to help Saylor Academy finish … Read More …

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What we’re thankful for

Tomorrow is (American) Thanksgiving, a holiday that we celebrate mainly with family and food. As the name of the celebration implies, there is also a tradition of gratitude — reflection on all that we are thankful for and a turning away, however temporarily, from the problems that we face, however large or small. Because we … Read More …

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Using the DBSelf plugin to sync course enrollments, grades, and completion between Moodle and Eportfolio

For the last couple of months, you may have noticed that both your in-progress and completed courses – non-legacy courses, that is – are synced from your Saylor Academy ePortfolio to learn.saylor.org. Syncing that information between the two systems turned out to be a bit of a challenge. Moodle (the LMS we use for learn.saylor.org) … Read More …

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Stuck? Try our updated Help Center

A while ago now, we said farewell to our regular page of frequently asked questions (“FAQ”), which now redirects to our Help Center. It’s easier to search and easier for us to include lots of rich content (images, especially), without overcrowding an FAQ page. We have added a bunch of new information about courses, exams, transcripts, college credit, … Read More …

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Posted! (Non-certificate) final exams for our legacy courses

This post is only about our archived courses — if you are learning with us at learn.saylor.org, the courses, exams, and certificates work the way they did yesterday, the way they do today, and the way they will tomorrow! One of the major requests we have had since we closed the old testing center last month if to make final exams available for … Read More …

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Thank You Lou Pugliese!

For the past two and a half years, Lou Pugliese has served with Saylor Academy as a Senior Fellow and Entrepreneur-in-Residence. During this time our organization has benefitted greatly from Lou’s practical guidance, sage advice and strategic vision. Lou brought to our organization his prodigious entrepreneurial experiences and a deep knowledge of the educational technology … Read More …

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