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Watch the SUNY Empire CDL Conference online tomorrow

April 28, 2014 by

The SUNY Empire State College Center for Distance Learning hosts its 2014 CDL Conference tomorrow in Saratoga Springs. If you cannot be there in person for the event, you can witness much of it for free online; here is what you need to know: “To the Future and Beyond:  The New Face of Online Education” (2014 … Read More …

27th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference

Upcoming Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference

March 13, 2014 by

We are pleased to share the announcement for the 2014 Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) annual conference at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This save-the-date for “the only national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors” arrives hot on the heels of our announcement yesterday of the new open textbook Information Systems for … Read More …

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Announcement: Space Systems Engineering Course Starts March 3rd

February 4, 2014 by

In collaboration with staff from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, we are thrilled to present a free, online, six-week course in Space Systems Engineering. [Edit 07/25/14: This course originally ran in the spring of 2014. It is now available as a self-paced course that you can begin any time...even now.] Register now, then find out … Read More …

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U.S. and Student PIRGs Report on Affordable Textbooks

January 28, 2014 by

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund and The Student PIRGs yesterday released a report on “Fixing the Broken Textbook Market”, based on a survey of students on 150 college campuses. Among the report’s findings: Students will risk poor grades rather than purchase assigned textbooks The price of textbooks can produce a “ripple effect” on a student’s … Read More …

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Saylor.org’s President speaking at the TransformingEDU Summit at CES 2014

January 7, 2014 by

This Thursday, our own Amanda Antico-Majkowski will be in Las Vegas at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as part of a TransformingEDU Summit panel on the future of education. For the panel on “The Next Edition of Digital Textbooks and Courseware”, moderated by Casey Green of Campus Computing, Amanda will be joined by leaders … Read More …