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The Weekend Assignment: Invention

May 26, 2017

Welcome to the second Weekend Assignment, but before we dive into our new theme let’s explore what we learned about time. Last Friday our fact covered Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch mathematician and scientist who invented the pendulum clock, and who also discovered Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. Another interesting thing about time is the light … Read More …

Panelist Profile: Stephanie Krauss

May 25, 2017

We are pleased to have Stephanie Malia Krauss join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit.  Ms. Krauss will lend her expertise to our panel on alternative credentials. Stephanie Malia Krauss is director of special projects at Jobs for the Future. She develops, shapes, funds, and manages cross-team and cross-strategy projects that further Jobs for … Read More …

Panelist Profile: Mike Adams, MissionU

May 24, 2017

Mike Adams is the Chief Product Officer and co-founder of MissionU, where he is responsible for curricular, pedagogical and technological development. Mike will be part of a lively panel on “alternative credentials” and how they complement or compete with degrees. MissionU bills itself as “Education for the 21st Century” and its mission is to offer … Read More …

Speaker Profile: Dr. Stella Porto, Inter-American Development Bank

May 23, 2017

Stella Porto is a Learning and Knowledge Management specialist at the Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Dr. Porto will focus her breakout session on leveraging “ePortfolios Based on Competency Models” to connect academia to the workplace and how such an approach presents both benefits … Read More …