Students wanted for pilot program: 4 credits for free from SUNY Empire State College

Go ahead…take the credit Between March 15 and August 30, we are inviting up to one hundred students to earn up to four college credits for free. (Nothing; nada; zip; zero; zilch.) Through a pilot program in partnership with SUNY Empire State College, students can submit Saylor Academy coursework for portfolio evaluation and potential credit under […]

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Thoughts on the one-year bachelors degree, MOOCs, success, community, and nonprofit education

In the midst of the recent craze and controversy about free online learning, Jonathan Haber wanted to see things from the learner’s perspective. He undertook a daunting project: earn the equivalent of a four-year philosophy degree* in just a quarter of the time. He documented everything at Degree of Freedom, and recently recapped his experience […]

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Open Course Option at Thomas Edison State College

[blog_update customblogupdate=”Visit https://www.saylor.org/degrees/ for the latest on this program — since 2014 (when we wrote this post), we have been able to bring the cost down even more.”] I’m sure it seems that every time I step in for Sean to pen a blog post, I sling the idea of college credit for one of […]

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Release: Exams for Six Open Online Courses Recommended for College Credit

Eagle-eyed viewers of our site may already know this, but we recently set loose six new credit-recommended courses after a review by the National College Credit Recommendation Service. Full details are available in the release, which we invite you to share: http://bit.ly/19fwsXj So why does this matter? College affordability is an issue. Big (and even not […]

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Release: K-12 OER and College Credit Pathways for Online Learning (video)

Earlier in November, we presented two topics at the 2013 Open Education Conference: Creating a path towards an affordable, accredited higher education together The Saylor Foundation K-12 Initiative – Full Curriculum OER Our share-worthy press release has all the details, but you can view the full presentations, including YouTube videos (skip to the end) here: […]

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