Saylor Academy has joined the OERu

We are pleased to announce that Saylor Academy has joined the OERu as a member of its partner network. Coordinated by the not-for-profit OER Foundation, the OERu (www.oeru.org) is a network of institutions offering free, openly-licensed online courses and affordable academic credit to students worldwide. Member institutions span multiple continents and include Athabasca University in … Read More …

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Jeff Davidson named Saylor Academy Executive Director

We are pleased to announce Jeff Davidson as the new Executive Director of Saylor Academy. In his long-standing role as Director of Strategic Relationships, Jeff led the initial push to receive college credit recommendations for Saylor courses and has connected Saylor Academy to key partner institutions and organizations. During his tenure, Jeff has become a … Read More …

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How Melanie returned to finish her University of Memphis degree with courses from Saylor Academy

Student Savings Tops $500,000 with Saylor courses at University of Memphis. Like most students, Melanie Williams started down her path to a degree at the University of Memphis full of excitement and possibility. She enjoyed the academic life at Memphis and progressed into her final year. Then trouble arose. Hit with an unexpected financial crisis, … Read More …

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Watch the keynotes and panels from the Saylor Higher Education Summit

On June 21st and 22nd, we brought together educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and non-profit leaders from around the world in Washington, DC, for our Higher Education Summit. The goal was to carry forward the conversation about education and credentialing for the next billion students worldwide — students who will be served by both traditional and … Read More …

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Site maintenance June 4th

As part of a software update, our courses and materials at learn.saylor.org will be unavailable for several hours on Sunday, June 4th. We expect to have everything back in order by 3:00 PM EDT. If you would like to do some studying while the site is offline, you can use the Wayback Machine to view … Read More …

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Speaker Feature: Dr. Andrew Sears, City Vision University

Andrew Sears is the President of City Vision University, which is a nationally accredited online-only Christian university with the goal of providing radically affordable education. City Vision launched a four-year bachelor’s degree in Business for $5,000 (in total) targeting developing countries in partnership with Saylor Academy (http://web.cityvision.edu/saylor-qualifi/) and is developing a similar Computer Science degree. … Read More …

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Our Diploma Pathways are now Certificate Programs

The certificates formerly known as “diplomas” are back with a new name and a refreshed certificate template. We are calling the course sequences “Programs” and each program is further differentiated as a [full] curriculum or a specialiazation. Here is an example certificate for the Customer Service Specialization: You can find the new page here: www.saylor.org/certificate-programs … Read More …

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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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Takeaways from the Second Annual City of Alexandria Higher Education Fair

We emerged from behind our computers once again for the 2nd Annual City of Alexandria Employee Higher Education Fair, just down the road from us in Alexandria, Virginia. We are proud to be among the couple dozen schools and other organizations invited to share our college credit opportunities with employees of the City of Alexandria. … Read More …

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