MMD: Celebrating the Outliers

Good morning and happy Monday! This week we look at some recent outliers in education. Stepping outside of the box can be a challenge, especially in the realm of education. So this week, we are celebrate trailblazers big and small. First up, we look at the realm of music education combined with accredited eLearning. Berklee … Read More …

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EduWiki 2013: Wikimedia meets open education November 1st in Cardiff

Photo credit: Cardiff Bay Panorama by WikiLaurent | CC BY-SA Although we can’t be everywhere (and, sadly, we won’t be here in Cardiff), we do try to talk about good things happening around the world, where you might be. If you’re in the UK or willing to travel, mark your calendar for this year’s EduWiki Conference — and if you’re not nearby, get … Read More …

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ICYMI, back in business

It’s a new day; let’s get started. New Saylor Executive Director Saylor Foundation Welcomes Amanda Antico-Majowski as new Executive Director. Check out our press release and learn why we are so excited. Care to meet the rest of the staff? Zev Vernon-Lapow is the latest Saylorite in our snapshots series. Events Connected Educator Month – The Department … Read More …

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Brand Influence Models the Spread of EdTech

“Teaching twenty students at a time will soon make as much sense as growing food in your backyard.” – Michael J. Saylor If the proliferation of brands like Coca-Cola, Google, and Apple are any indication, the next wave of education will spread via the billion-person network, according to our trustee and CEO of MicroStrategy, Michael J. … Read More …

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Open Access Week 2013: Redefining Impact in the Open Access Movement

October 21-27, 2013 is International Open Access Week, a global collection of events dedicated to  furthering Open Access (OA) to research and scholarly data. Open Access Week was created by SPARC©, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, which promotes open publishing and digital access to scholarly articles, open availability of data (or Open Data),  as … Read More …

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October is Connected Educator Month!

October is Connected Educator Month! Connected Educators, a project of the Office of Educational Technology of the U.S. Department of Education, started Connected Educator Month in August 2012 to help educators, school districts, and educational organizations connect and celebrate EdTech. This year’s run, moved to October, already includes over 400 events (online and free) to help teachers and … Read More …

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Amanda Antico-Majkowski will lead the Saylor Foundation to 2.0

Please join us in welcoming Amanda Antico-Majkowski, our new executive director! We’re all excited, and not just because kick-off staff meetings are an excuse for coffee and bagels…although they are a great excuse, and we’re definitely happy about the coffee and bagels. Amanda brings a wealth of experience to the Saylor Foundation, everything from nonprofit … Read More …

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Throwing Down The Gauntlet at The Congressional E-Learning Caucus

Yesterday, our colleague Jeff Davidson went to Capitol Hill to participate in a Congressional E-Learning Caucus panel on “The College Degree of the Future”. With him were John Ebersole of Excelsior College and Michael Staton of Learn Capital. Jeff laid it out clean when riffing on the $1 trillion US student debt: “‘We can’t even open all … Read More …

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ICYMI – Because, science.

We have friends in high places. Really high, like NASA (yeah, that NASA).  Check us out. NASA Interviews - Real “rocket scientists” talk about their experiences and what led them to a career in science. Check them out. PluggedInVA Training Program - PluggedInVA will incorporate Saylor.org course materials into its program, where adults who have not completed … Read More …

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We Love Resources: New Features in CK-12

Our friends over at CK-12 have made some sleek, blogworthy improvements to their platform. In addition to giving visitors the ability to create and remix open textbooks online (oh, is that all?), now teachers and students can keep materials and discussions in a newly-improved dashboard. What’s included in this dashboard? Like Kirk in his captain’s chair, teachers can pilot … Read More …

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