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The Weekend Assignment: Education

June 23, 2017

Last weekend’s assignment focused on the theme of socialization, and with the #FridayFact we learned that in ancient mesopotamia inscribed clay tablets were used to promote advanced farming techniques. This early form of public relations helped push their society forward and become more productive. Another interesting fact around socialization concerns the social behaviour of dolphins … Read More …

The Weekend Assignment: Socialization

June 16, 2017

In the last Weekend Assignment we endeavored to learn something new about currency, and with our #FridayFact we learned that the financial service industry makes up one quarter of the top 50 businesses in the world. Another interesting fact about currency was the introduction of paper money, or banknotes, in premodern China. During the Tang … Read More …

Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

June 12, 2017

We are excited to have Dr. Mary Ellen Wiltrout speak on a panel addressing “Perspectives in Competency-Based Education” during the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21/22 in Washington, D.C. Mary Ellen completed her Ph.D.in biology studying translesion synthesis at MIT. From 2009 to 2013, she co-taught the molecular biology course at Harvard … Read More …

Speaker Profile: Dr. Marie Cini

June 9, 2017

We are honored to have Dr. Marie Cini, Provost and Senior Academic Innovation Fellow at University of Maryland-University College, join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit on June 21-22, 2017. Dr. Cini will discuss how creating and adopting open educational resources (“OER”) at higher education institutions is an important step toward increasing access, improving … Read More …