Announcement: Summit on the Credentialing Economy in Washington, DC

Saylor Academy and Connecting Credentials are joining forces to host the Summit on the Credentialing Economy on June 7-8 in Washington, DC. This Summit will convene decision makers in higher education, policy, and human resources, as well as funders, providers and employers to go beyond examining the problems in the credentialing marketplace: participants will learn […]

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Panelist Profile: Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed

We’re very pleased to have Paul Fain moderate our panel “Perspectives on Competency-Based Education” at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. To learn from Paul and other great speakers, please request an invitation today. Paul Fain is news editor at Inside Higher Ed, where he has worked since 2011. He writes about low-income students, college completion […]

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Speaker Profile: Kate Kazin, Volta Learning Group

Dr. Kazin will join us for a panel on Competency Based Education (CBE) as well as for a separate breakout session. Cathrael Kazin, JD, PhD, known as Kate, is Managing Partner of Volta Learning Group, which specializes in the design, development, and delivery of educational innovation aligned with workforce needs. She served as the founding […]

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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 […]

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Saylor Partners with Western Governors University

Western Governors University, a nonprofit university offering convenient, flexible and affordable education online, and Saylor Academy have established a credit transfer agreement whereby select Saylor Academy courses, passed with a proctored exam, will satisfy corresponding competency equivalencies in several WGU degree programs across multiple disciplines. For several of these degree programs, students can transfer more […]

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Thinking about competency-based education: a definition, many promises, and some perils

Nate Thompson attended a forum on competency-based education and offers his takeaways below. On September 15th, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), with co-hosts Excelsior College and Fielding Graduate University, gathered leaders for a forum on competency-based education (CBE). The group met with the intention of affirming the methods and goals of CBE, […]

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Competency Based Education is quietly headed for the mainstream

Anya Kamenetz (known for her book DIY U and free-to-download The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential, among other things) has just written a piece for NPR on competency-based degrees, a subject near enough to our hearts and a core initiative for some of our partners. The occasion of her article is a just-out report from the American […]

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Earn Tuition-Free College Credit Transferable to Thomas Edison State College

We are excited to formally announce that students can earn up to 34 tuition-free credits that can be transferred and applied to an undergraduate degree at Thomas Edison State College, a state-owned accredited college who has been a long time partner of the Saylor Academy. Students can earn the credits through our self-paced “Earn College Credit” […]

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