Earn College Credit from Brandman University with Saylor Academy Courses

Twenty-two Saylor Academy courses in business and computer science can be worth credit for students of Brandman University, a non-profit with campuses in California and Washington, as well as online. Students work through self-paced material and take a proctored exam online whenever they are ready. The result is a degree program that can more easily … Read More …

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Skipping The MBA For Online Ed? How Far Has The Business Skills Category Come?

(Editor’s note: This guest article by Robert McGuire is provided courtesy of SkilledUp. Robert McGuire is Editor of SkilledUp’s B2B blog and can be found on Twitter at @robertwmcguire. Image credit: modified from “Perspective: Lecture Hall” byTaqi®™ via photopin. CC BY 2.0.) You can also download a PDF of this piece. Business skills training is perhaps the second most active category in online … Read More …

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Wrap-up: Survey of Systems Engineering MOOC

Our recent foray into the MOOC world, a systems engineering course produced in partnership with NASA personnel, was an astronomical success (pardon the pun). Over 9,000 students from 143 countries enrolled and nearly 600 completed the final exam; nine students who completed the Mars Sample Return Mission project took a VIP tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center. … Read More …

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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 … Read More …

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Announcement: Space Systems Engineering Course Starts March 3rd

In collaboration with staff from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, we are thrilled to present a free, online, six-week course in Space Systems Engineering. [Edit 07/25/14: This course originally ran in the spring of 2014. It is now available as a self-paced course that you can begin any time…even now.] Register now, then find out … Read More …

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The Dirt on “Grit”

This week’s favorite news circles around the education mot du jour * “grit”, or a sense of tenacity or stick-to-it-iveness (another invention) needed to succeed. Whether it’s addressing the interventions needed to help transfer students stay enrolled, a French entrepreneur going against the grain with a new higher education model, or parents fighting for access … Read More …

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MMD: Back to School!

Good Morning and happy Monday! This week, many students are beginning to return to school. But before we hit some of the news highlights of the week behind, I have an announcement, justifying our late post: This morning and afternoon, we celebrated our firstdown at the Georgetown Waterfront with our friends in the DC Metro area. … Read More …

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