Author Archives: Jacqueline Arnold

Introducing: Saylor Success Sessions!

We are excited to announce a new “Success Coach” pilot program launching in our discussion forums. For the next several weeks, success coaches will interact with students in our forums to provide encouragement and support across three courses: Algebra, Calculus, and Statistics.  The coaches will work through assigned problems from these courses and spend time … Read More …

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Featured Speaker: Amrit Ahluwalia, The Evolllution

We’re very excited to welcome Amrit Ahluwalia, Managing Editor of The Evolllution, to our Summit on the Credentialing Economy! Amrit Ahluwalia will interview Sharon Leu on our first day of the Summit, June 7th. The EvoLLLution is an online newspaper focused on non-traditional higher education and the transforming postsecondary marketplace. The EvoLLLution publishes articles and … Read More …

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Meet the Panelists: Competencies and Credentials as Currency

What does a credential communicate? Changing how credentials are viewed and evaluated causes us to explore the underpinnings of any credential, degree, license, or certificate, and consider what is being assessed or communicated.  Does a credential communicate knowledge, skills, competencies, experience, or time spent learning? Does more specificity/granularity hurt or help the credential holder? While OER … Read More …

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Featured Speaker: Sharon Leu, Department of Education

We are very excited to announce that Sharon Leu, Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, will be a featured speaker at the Summit on the Credentialing Economy June 7-8, 2018. Sharon leads the Office of Educational Technology’s higher education innovation initiatives to increasing access, decreasing cost, and improving outcomes for postsecondary learners, … Read More …

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Summit Speaker Announcements: Dr. Robert Atkinson and Jonathan Munk to Keynote

We have been hard at work creating an agenda for the Summit on the Credentialing Economy (#CredEconomy), and can’t wait to share it with you! We are really pleased to have Dr. Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology Innovation Foundation, and Jonathan Munk, Global General Manager of Degreed, joining us as keynote speakers. Dr. … Read More …

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CompTIA to sponsor the Summit on the Credentialing Economy

We are very pleased to announce that CompTIA will sponsor the June 2018 Summit on the Credentialing Economy as a Bronze-level sponsor. As an important influencer in the information technology industry and a leader in career-centric credentialing, CompTIA is an ideal partner to help us advance a critical discussion on credentials, parity, and transparency. About … Read More …

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Announcement: Summit on the Credentialing Economy in Washington, DC

Saylor Academy and Connecting Credentials are joining forces to host the Summit on the Credentialing Economy on June 7-8 in Washington, DC. This Summit will convene decision makers in higher education, policy, and human resources, as well as funders, providers and employers to go beyond examining the problems in the credentialing marketplace: participants will learn … Read More …

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Saylor Academy partners with Wesley Housing Development Corporation

Saylor Academy is pleased to announce a new partnership with Wesley Housing Development Corporation (Wesley Housing) in Alexandria, Virginia. “This alliance [with Saylor Academy] will help us fully deliver our commitment to promote economic stability for our residents.” Shelley Murphy, President & CEOWesley Housing Wesley Housing develops, owns, and operates affordable housing for low-and-moderate-income families, … Read More …

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Welcome Southern New Hampshire University!

Saylor Academy is pleased to announce a new degree completion partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). SNHU will accept/recognize certain Saylor Academic courses for college credit, using “Saylor Direct” credit courses and a proctored final exam. Start, Study, Save: Earning Credit with Saylor Academy Partnerships offering transfer opportunities for prior and concurrent college level … Read More …

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Saylor Academy Partners with Bexar County, Texas and BiblioTech

Saylor Academy is very proud to announce its first county/library partnership with Bexar County and BiblioTech Digital Library! Bexar County is participating in Saylor Academy’s Corporate/Employer Degree Completion program, providing county employees with access to Saylor’s free courses toward college credit. In turn, county employees will have free proctoring services (for Direct Credit exams) available to … Read More …

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Saylor Partners with Wilmington University to Increase College Degree Access

Program Also Open to Students Around the World via Distance Learning! Wilmington University, an open-access university serving over 20,000 students, and Saylor Academy have established a credit transfer agreement allowing tuition-free Saylor Academy courses, recommended for college credit, to transfer into degree programs at Wilmington. The University serves students at several physical locations in  Delaware, … Read More …

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OER as an Intervention Tool to Support Student Retention

About 4.3 million people are dropping out of two-year and four-year institutions right now that could, with a little bit of extra support, complete and obtain their credentials. That was the challenge issued at our recent Saylor Higher Education Summit by Heather Hiles, keynote speaker and Deputy Director of Postsecondary Student Success at The Bill … Read More …

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