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 […]

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New course – Learning in a Digital Age

We have the pleasure of announcing a brand new course, presented in conjunction with Otago Polytechnic (NZ) and OERu. LiDA100: Learning in a Digital Age provides an opportunity for hands-on practice with digital learning literacies. Although geared toward those involved in higher education, the course is ideal for anyone who wants to build confidence and […]

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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 […]

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Saylor Academy now has 31 courses recommended for 91 credits

We are very happy to officially announce nine courses newly recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE®). Check out today’s press release for the full details: Saylor Academy Expands Tuition-Free Direct Credit Program to 91 Credits With these new recommendations, our zero-tuition Direct Credit program now offers 31 college-level courses that […]

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Graphing the growth of the Saylor Direct Credit program

Can Saylor Academy save college students $1 million in tuition in 2016? In April, we reported on completion of exams for credit recommended courses, in which we estimated confirmed student tuition savings to date of more than $250,000 — that’s about $2,000 per student! With this post, we wanted to share a couple graphs to […]

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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 […]

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Saylor Academy now offers over 2 years worth of tuition-free college credits with new ACE recommendations

We are pleased to announce new college credit recommendations for five more courses from the American Council on Education. These additional recommendations push the Saylor Academy over the important milestone of offering 60+ transferable college credits. That equals two years worth of tuition-free college credit transferable to some terrific, accredited partner colleges! We are honored […]

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