The Weekend Assignment: Language

This week’s Weekend Assignment revolves around the theme of language. What is considered a language? How many languages are there in the world? What language has the largest alphabet? These are a few questions you could dive into. Before you briefly become a linguist this weekend let’s explore the previous assignment on community. com·mu·ni·ty /kəˈmyo͞onədē/ […]

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Invitation to play-test our Evolutionary Biology and Ecology course

The background We are serious about improving the learner experience in Saylor Academy courses. While we are pretty good guessers when it comes to the things that ought to change, the most important input of all will come directly from learners. To play with some ideas, we have created a hosted instance (that is, a Saylor […]

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Saylor OTC Textbooks Now Available in iTunes Bookstore

The Saylor Foundation is excited to announce that two of its Open Textbook Challenge winning textbooks, Mathematical Analysis I by Elias Zakon and Elementary Linear Algebra by Kenneth Kuttler, are now available for free download in the iTunes Bookstore. The textbooks correspond to MA241: Real Analysis and MA211: Linear Algebra I, respectively. The books are […]

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The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge

NOTE: The OTC has ended, but you can visit our collection of textbooks here. “The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge” by Melissa Venable was originally posted on OnlineCollege.org on 22 May 2012.   Calling all academic authors! The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge is expanding, and awarding $20,000 for accepted textbooks that align with eligible Saylor courses […]

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Saylor Foundation expanding Open Textbook Challenge: now including an option for textbook development

NOTE: The OTC has ended, but you can visit our collection of textbooks here. Today the Saylor Foundation is launching a new way for authors and college professors to participate in the Open Textbook Challenge (OTC). Based on the hefty amount of feedback we received from interested individuals across the globe, we are pleased to […]

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OER Inspiration: Open Textbook Author Donates Winnings to Promote Future Open Texts

Earlier this year, we were thrilled to announce that we had added four openly licensed textbooks to Saylor.org, thanks to our Open Textbook Challenge. We couldn’t be more appreciative of all of the individuals who submitted their texts for consideration under Wave I of the Challenge – and we’re certainly looking forward to reviewing each […]

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