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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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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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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Panelist Profile: Stephanie Krauss

We are pleased to have Stephanie Malia Krauss join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit.  Ms. Krauss will lend her expertise to our panel on alternative credentials. Stephanie Malia Krauss is director of special projects at Jobs for the Future. She develops, shapes, funds, and manages cross-team and cross-strategy projects that further Jobs for … 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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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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Announcing the Saylor Higher Education Summit

On June 21-22, 2017,  Saylor Academy will host the Saylor Higher Education Summit, an invite-only event that will bring together decision-makers and influencers impacting the post-secondary education space. We invite senior-level higher education administrators, nonprofit leaders, workforce development/e-learning executives, and policymakers to register or request an invitation. The Saylor Higher Education Summit will explore ways … Read More …

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Saylor Academy Partners with Urban College of Boston to Provide Flexible and Affordable Degree Completion

Saylor Academy is pleased to announce a college credit transfer partnership with Urban College of Boston. The Urban College of Boston (UCB) is an independent, co-educational two-year institution located in the heart of downtown Boston. UCB is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer Associate of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education, Human Services … Read More …

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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 … Read More …

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Making Education Affordable: A New Vision for Community College, using OER and Competency-Based Education

Interview with John Milam, Executive Director, Knowledge To Work/ HigherEd.org John Milam and his team at the Knowledge to Work (K2W) initiative of Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) have created a new education tool for self-directed learners. Leveraging the flexibility of Competency-Based Education (CBE) and Open Educational Resources (including Saylor Academy resources), HigherEd.org partners with … Read More …

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Saylor Academy & Kiron Open Higher Education Partner to Provide Higher Education to Refugees

Less than 1% of refugees globally have access to higher education. Kiron & Saylor Academy have joined forces to increase that number and will work together to provide thousands of refugees worldwide with the opportunity to graduate with an accredited university degree, free of charge. Under the partnership, Kiron will direct students to Saylor’s tuition-free … Read More …

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