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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 of Education kicked off Connected Educator Month with a full calendar of free online events, many of which are eligible for badges.  Check out the calendar as many organizations plan to keep the party goin’.

Open Access Week — Open? Free?  Absolutely.  Support or learn more about the Open Access Movement during this global event taking place online from October 21-27, 2013. We’ll share more thoughts after the SPARC kickoff at the World Bank this Monday.

More Work to be Done

OECD recent report comparing  skills literacy shows the U.S. has some catching up to do.

Partner Up

Duolingo & Buzzfeed — A great example joining crowdsourcing with business, Duolingo will provide translation services to Web news and culture site Buzzfeed as well as CNN, and teach millions of users foreign language skills in the process.

Datamark & Altius Education — Datamark has purchased Altius Education and its Helix adaptive learning platform…this is one to watch.

Other News

PLUS Loan Availability Affecting HBCUs — US PLUS Loan rule changes mean some HBCU students have to reconsider their college plans.

Student Creates Placement Data He Wishes He’d Had — A prospective student surveys job placement data as he considers a Ph.D. program.

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