The Weekend Assignment: Projects

This Weekend Assignment revolves round the theme of projects. Going about cleaning your house on the weekend is a project. Organizing your sock drawer is a project. Sending a satellite into space is a project. What truly defines a project? How large can projects get? What was one of the first major projects to changed … Read More …

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The Weekend Assignment: Education

Last weekend’s assignment focused on the theme of socialization, and with the #FridayFact we learned that in ancient mesopotamia inscribed clay tablets were used to promote advanced farming techniques. This early form of public relations helped push their society forward and become more productive. Another interesting fact around socialization concerns the social behaviour of dolphins … 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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MMD: More Tug-of-War over Common Core

In spite of attributable Math and Reading test score gains in Washington, DC, and Tennessee,  there’s a continuing battle over the Common Core State Standards. Concerns range from student data privacy, to local district control over content, to the rigor of the standards themselves. Some states have already pulled out of the initiative, while others weigh … Read More …

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Saylor.org courses (and so much more) now on LearnBIG

Saylor.org is working with LearnBIG to put great content in the hands of users.  You may remember LearnBIG from our Monday Morning Digest (MMD) post last month and know that we were already “big” fans (ahem) of their work. LearnBIG gathers online educational resources including games, OER materials, ebooks, audio lessons, and MOOCs (massive open online courses) from … Read More …

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