Asia Open RAN Academy and Saylor Academy logos. Asia Open RAN Academy is a radio tower with half circles radiating away from it. Saylor logo is a book with a cursor over it.

February 14, 2024

Saylor Academy and Asia Open RAN Academy have recently partnered to offer more flexible tuition-free and low-cost learning opportunities for Asia Open RAN Academy’s learner communities. 

Saylor Academy is a non-profit initiative that believes that education should be accessible to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. As part of our mission, we partner with organizations worldwide to help educate communities so they can improve their lives. Saylor partners with universities as well as nonprofits, NGOs and government entities, to promote skill development worldwide.

The Saylor Academy and Asia Open RAN Academy Partnership

In support of this mission, Asia Open RAN Academy and Saylor Academy will leverage Saylor Academy’s courses to help students build critical 21st century skills.  These courses earn free certificates that students can display on LinkedIN, post on Facebook or Twitter or link to in a website or personal portfolio.

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Asia Open RAN Academy and Saylor Academy both recognize that people face complex barriers to education and skills, not least of which are time and financial resources. This partnership allows students to develop key skills on-demand, and will help them become even more competitive once they enter the marketplace. 

”We are excited to partner with such a forward looking organization like Asia Open RAN Academy to support skill development in Southeast Asia,” stated Jeff Davidson, Executive Director of Saylor Academy.

“By partnering with Saylor Academy, AORA can expand its outreach to state universities and colleges in the Philippines, India, and the Pacific Islands Countries, beginning with Fiji and Palau The partnership will broaden and deepen the foundational technical, business and strategic, and soft skills necessary for workforce development in open RAN use cases, deployment, maintenance, and management.”

– Dr. Maria Beebe, Executive Director of Asia Open RAN Academy

About Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative committed to making education accessible and affordable to all who need it.  We are doing so by creating free online courses, created by credentialed professors with teaching experience as well as industry-leading credentials.  Our courses are available for anyone to take at their own pace, and earn certificates or university credits to help them graduate or gain employment faster, and improve their and their families’ futures. We do not charge institutions to partner with us, and are always looking for like-minded organizations to expand our mission further. 

To learn how to partner with Saylor Academy, please contact Jacqueline Arnold, Director of Strategic Relationships and Communications, at [email protected]

About Asia Open RAN Academy 

Asia Open RAN Academy is an alliance of academic, government, and industry stakeholders based in the Philippines and will ultimately serve the entire Indo-Pacific region and beyond who share common objectives: (1) Advance an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet and vibrant digital economy through increased cooperation, competition, and choice, (2) Expand Open RAN deployment capacity across Southeast Asia, (3) Build workforce capacity