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Making Education Affordable: A New Vision for Community College, using OER and Competency-Based Education

December 13, 2016

Interview with John Milam, Executive Director, Knowledge To Work/ John Milam and his team at the Knowledge to Work (K2W) initiative of Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) have created a new education tool for self-directed learners. Leveraging the flexibility of Competency-Based Education (CBE) and Open Educational Resources (including Saylor Academy resources), partners with … Read More …


Saylor Academy & Kiron Open Higher Education Partner to Provide Higher Education to Refugees

December 6, 2016

Less than 1% of refugees globally have access to higher education. Kiron & Saylor Academy have joined forces to increase that number and will work together to provide thousands of refugees worldwide with the opportunity to graduate with an accredited university degree, free of charge. Under the partnership, Kiron will direct students to Saylor’s tuition-free … Read More …

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Making Education Affordable:  Building a Sustainable Adult Education Program

November 29, 2016

Interview with Kevin Corcoran, Executive Director, Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium Key takeaways: Using Saylor courses as a content base, CT AHVS has developed supplementary open courses that allow adult students expanded learning opportunities to earn credit toward a high school diploma. Use of OER has allowed a consistent learning experience among students, assuring equity in … Read More …


Getting College Degree Completion Back on Track Using Alternative College Credit

November 17, 2016

To help students finish what they have started, colleges and universities are exploring new attendance models and retooling to the needs of the “new normal” learner. Low cost college credits from so-called “alternative credit providers” can furnish debt-free alternatives that supplement an institution’s own efforts to encourage timely degree completion.