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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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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Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

We are excited to have Dr. Mary Ellen Wiltrout speak on a panel addressing “Perspectives in Competency-Based Education” during the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21/22 in Washington, D.C. Mary Ellen completed her Ph.D.in biology studying translesion synthesis at MIT. From 2009 to 2013, she co-taught the molecular biology course at Harvard … Read More …

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Speaker Profile: Dr. Marie Cini

We are honored to have Dr. Marie Cini, Provost and Senior Academic Innovation Fellow at University of Maryland-University College, join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit on June 21-22, 2017. Dr. Cini will discuss how creating and adopting open educational resources (“OER”) at higher education institutions is an important step toward increasing access, improving … Read More …

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Speaker Profiles: Robert Clougherty and Viktoria Popova , MindAppster, Inc.

Ms. Popova and Dr. Clougherty will discuss their integrative learning model and viewing higher education as a learning system during the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21/22 here in Washington D.C. We hope you can join us and all the details can be obtained by clicking the banner at the bottom of … Read More …

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Speaker Profile: Dr. Stella Porto, Inter-American Development Bank

Stella Porto is a Learning and Knowledge Management specialist at the Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Dr. Porto will focus her breakout session on leveraging “ePortfolios Based on Competency Models” to connect academia to the workplace and how such an approach presents both benefits … Read More …

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Speaker Profile: DeShawn Preston, PhD, Southern Education Foundation

We are very pleased to have Dr. Preston presenting some of his findings from his report Untold Barriers for Black Students in Higher Education at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. DeShawn Preston serves as the Southern Education Foundation’s (SEF) Higher Education Research Fellow. He recently received his Ph.D. in Higher Educational Leadership from Clemson University, and his research … Read More …

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Panelist Profile: Lisa Sax Mahoney

We are pleased to have Lisa Sax Mahoney, Director, National College Credit Recommendation Service, join us at the Saylor Higher Education Summit for a panel on employer-education partnerships. Lisa has vast experience on workforce degree completion partnerships and will offer insights learned from her role as a director of corporate partnerships at a public college, … Read More …

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Making Education Affordable: JetBlue Scholars Program

Key Takeaways Corporate investment in employee degree completion provides a competitive education benefit and can be used as a tool to recruit motivated, dedicated employees. Saylor Academy’s college-credit recommended OER provides a solid foundation for many types of learning, including corporate-sponsored degree completion & tuition-assistance initiatives. Alternative credit initiatives can help adult learners efficiently earn … 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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