Unscheduled Maintenance Alert

[Update: we are back online. Our site was down for a period of time on Saturday. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Original post continues…] This evening we will be doing some unscheduled maintenance on the learn.saylor.org platform, in order to fix some issues that arose earlier in the day, … Read More …

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What Does Open Mean to You?

Starting today (or the recent past, if you are reading this post in the future), and extending throughout the summer, Saylor Academy will be running a short survey (only 1 required question) aimed at learning more about what the members of our community — students, teachers, and blog readers alike — think about the term … Read More …

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Report: Student Savings from Saylor Direct Credit Courses

In December of 2012, Saylor Academy officially launched a program aimed at providing students with opportunities to receive transferable college credit for our tuition-free courses. The cost for this credit: time spent learning from one of our free courses, and $25 to have an exam proctored. This initiative has since taken on a name, Saylor Direct Credit, and has grown … Read More …

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Get college credit for less with Intro Statistics at StraighterLine

Yesterday, we mentioned that more credit opportunities would be on the way; here’s a 50% savings opportunity to kick off the new year: Students can now earn (more) inexpensive credit for MA121: Introduction to Statistics. Through our partnership with StraighterLine, we’ve secured a 50% discount off of their MAT202 Statistics course (which utilizes Saylor’s MA121 course content) … Read More …

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College credit for new TECEP exam aligned to free Modern World History Course

As mentioned last week by Thomas Edison State College in a quick Q&A session here, we have a new addition to our Credit Aligned Courses program — HIST103: World History in the Early Modern and Modern Eras (1600-Present). This brings the number of Saylor.org courses which have been vetted and reviewed as free prep for college … Read More …

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Bellevue University: New Transfer Partner and Innovative Leader in Online Education

We are happy to announce yet another partner school willing to accept transfer of Saylor.org’s three NCCRS credit recommended college courses! Our new friends at Bellevue University have joined the ranks of our partners in the higher education space who are committed to the idea of providing students with flexible and affordable degree options. This addition … Read More …

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250+ Options Toward Affordable Pathways to College Credit

When I initially drafted this piece about affordable options for college credit, I was going to frame it with background information and shocking details about the rising cost of education, how that cost is outpacing other economic indicators, and how student loan debt has reached $1,000,000,000,000. But you already knew that. So I’ll jump right … Read More …

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