It’s a new day; let’s get started.
New Saylor Executive Director
Care to meet the rest of the staff? Zev Vernon-Lapow is the latest Saylorite in our snapshots series.
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
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.
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.