Celebrating International Literacy Day

Fifty years ago, when UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) proclaimed the 8th of September International Literacy Day, 24% of youth between the ages of 15 and 24 could not read or write. A lot has been accomplished since then; according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, today that number is less than … 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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Saylor Academy now offers over 2 years worth of tuition-free college credits with new ACE recommendations

We are pleased to announce new college credit recommendations for five more courses from the American Council on Education. These additional recommendations push the Saylor Academy over the important milestone of offering 60+ transferable college credits. That equals two years worth of tuition-free college credit transferable to some terrific, accredited partner colleges! We are honored … Read More …

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New course: Technical Writing

We’re pleased to announce a brand new course, ENGL210: Technical Writing. Don’t let the name fool you — this course is about much more than simply writing product manuals or software documentation. Across seven units, you will learn: Audience Analysis Writing Memos & Emails Writing Formal Letters Using Visuals to Convey Information Process Documentation Writing … Read More …

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Release: Alternative Credit Project™

American Council on Education Unveils Alternative Credit Project Course Pool Saylor Academy Participating in Initiative to Help Nontraditional Learners Gain College Degrees and Credentials Washington, DC (Oct. 21, 2015) — The American Council on Education (ACE) today announced the pool of courses selected as part of ACE’s Alternative Credit Project™, a groundbreaking initiative to boost the … 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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