(Video) Recognizing Learners Wherever They Are: An Interview with Dr. Peter Smith

In January, I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Smith, Ed.D., Orkand Chair and Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).  We discussed his new book, Free Range Learning in the Digital Age: The Emerging Revolution in College, Career and Education. Free Range Learning covers changes in the […]

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What Does “Start, Study, Save!” Mean For You

If you are reading this blog you might know that Saylor Academy believes education should be accessible and affordable to everyone. We make this a reality by providing all our online courses for free. Furthermore, over 30 of those courses are eligible for college credit. Saylor Academy is a non-profit organization and not an accredited […]

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Almost 100 Credits – Tuition-Free!

97 Credits

The Saylor Direct Credit program now includes 33 tuition-free courses recommended for 97 credits. Sixteen courses have been recommended anew for the next three years, but we are especially pleased to announce two brand-new additions to the roster, Principles of Finance and Organizational Behavior. BUS202: Principles of Finance (ACE, 3 credits) BUS202 is the study […]

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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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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 […]

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Saylor Academy Partners with Bexar County, Texas and BiblioTech

Saylor Academy is very proud to announce its first county/library partnership with Bexar County and BiblioTech Digital Library! Bexar County is participating in Saylor Academy’s Corporate/Employer Degree Completion program, providing county employees with access to Saylor’s free courses toward college credit. In turn, county employees will have free proctoring services (for Direct Credit exams) available to […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Takeaways from the Third Annual Adult College Completion Fair

Working at Saylor Academy usually means working from a computer in our offices — which is great, because it allows us to connect with students anywhere in the world. But we welcome any opportunity to get out in our city and meet prospective students face to face, as we were able to do this past […]

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Getting College Degree Completion Back on Track Using Alternative College Credit

To help students finish what they have started, colleges and universities are exploring new attendance models and retooling to the needs of the “new normal” learner. Low cost college credits from so-called “alternative credit providers” can furnish debt-free alternatives that supplement an institution’s own efforts to encourage timely degree completion. […]

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