May the 4th be with you! 16 free courses for Jedi, Rebels, and Imperials

Whichever side of the Force you call home, Saylor Academy has great courses for grizzled veterans of the rebellion and young conscripts alike, as well as for citizens who would just like to better understand the political, social, and economic landscape of the galaxy. Although we don’t offer technical courses on lightsaber repair, elementary hyperdrive … Read More …

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8 courses inspired by Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today is one day of the year when we try, if only momentarily, to recall that we are not just passengers on this “spaceship Earth“, but, indeed, its crewmembers. We offer no morals, no platitudes, no adjurations, just a short list of courses, inspired by this particular day, for folks living on our pale … Read More …

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Update: An (even more affordable) open course option for the ASBA

Thanks, in part, to changes last year in some of the tuition options at our partner school Thomas Edison State College, using Saylor Academy courses to help achieve an Associate in Science in Business Administration (ASBA) degree can be over $500 cheaper for New Jersey residents and nearly $2,000 cheaper for out-of-state students. The need-to-knows can … Read More …

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Tennessee Community College Adapts Saylor Professional Etiquette Course

We are excited to announce that Volunteer State Community College, just outside of Nashville, has adapted our course on Professional Etiquette (PRDV104) for use in one of the programs they are revamping under the Rx Tennessee grant program. Initially, the adapted course will be used as part of a Health Informatics program at VSCC and … Read More …

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Open Course Option in Business Administration Now More Open Than Ever

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 …

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Wrap-up: Survey of Systems Engineering MOOC

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 …

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