Open Course Option in Business Administration Now More Open Than Ever

June 3, 2014 by

We are thrilled to share the news that Thomas Edison State College (TESC) has made two prior learning assessment (PLA) courses available under a Creative Commons Attribution-only license (CC-BY 4.0). These courses can be used by students hoping to demonstrate prior learning towards TESC credits and can be adapted by other parties and institutions interested in PLA … Read More …

Wrap-up: Survey of Systems Engineering MOOC

May 29, 2014 by

Our recent foray into the MOOC world, a systems engineering course produced in partnership with NASA personnel, was an astronomical success (pardon the pun). Over 9,000 students from 143 countries enrolled and nearly 600 completed the final exam; nine students who completed the Mars Sample Return Mission project took a VIP tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center. … 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 …

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 …

Shuttle Endeavour Launch STS-134

Your weekend in video: 3 Hangouts to watch now

March 28, 2014 by

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a project manager, a policy analyst, and an astronaut walk into a bar… You know what? Never mind. It isn’t very funny — but it is fascinating. And if you are all caught up on Cosmos (because Neil. deGrasse. Tyson. am I right?), here are three Hangouts on … Read More …