Announcing the first members of our new Advisory Board

Today we are pleased to introduce three authorities in open education who will inaugurate our new Advisory Board at Saylor Academy: Dr. Marie Cini, Dr. Rory McGreal, and Marc Singer. In each case, the role on our advisory board formalizes a long exchange of ideas. Each Advisor brings significant experience in OER, open education, online […]

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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 […]

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Welcoming our new Manager of Instructional Design

We are pleased to welcome Cherisse Gardner, our new Manager of Instructional Design, to the Saylor Academy team. Ms. Gardner’s deep knowledge in learning technology, educational content management, and instructional design will help to drive course and content design for Saylor Academy as we turn the corner into 2018. “With Cherisse, I am excited to […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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A refreshed student dashboard: making progress!

We recently rolled out some changes to the student dashboard (the page you see when you first sign in to your Saylor Academy account). They’re pretty modest tweaks, but we think they make for a noticeably nicer experience. In particular, your course progress is now displayed alongside each course, and certificates you’ve earned are now […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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