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 […]

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Speaker Profile: Dr. Marie Cini

We are honored to have Dr. Marie Cini, Provost and Senior Academic Innovation Fellow at University of Maryland-University College, join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit on June 21-22, 2017. Dr. Cini will discuss how creating and adopting open educational resources (“OER”) at higher education institutions is an important step toward increasing access, improving […]

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Speaker Profile: Dr. Stella Porto, Inter-American Development Bank

Stella Porto is a Learning and Knowledge Management specialist at the Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Dr. Porto will focus her breakout session on leveraging “ePortfolios Based on Competency Models” to connect academia to the workplace and how such an approach presents both benefits […]

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Watch the SUNY Empire CDL Conference online tomorrow

The SUNY Empire State College Center for Distance Learning hosts its 2014 CDL Conference tomorrow in Saratoga Springs. If you cannot be there in person for the event, you can witness much of it for free online; here is what you need to know: “To the Future and Beyond:  The New Face of Online Education” (2014 […]

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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 […]

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Brand Influence Models the Spread of EdTech

“Teaching twenty students at a time will soon make as much sense as growing food in your backyard.” — Michael J. Saylor If the proliferation of brands like Coca-Cola, Google, and Apple are any indication, the next wave of education will spread via the billion-person network, according to our trustee and CEO of MicroStrategy, Michael J. […]

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Amanda Antico-Majkowski will lead the Saylor Foundation to 2.0

Please join us in welcoming Amanda Antico-Majkowski, our new executive director! We’re all excited, and not just because kick-off staff meetings are an excuse for coffee and bagels…although they are a great excuse, and we’re definitely happy about the coffee and bagels. Amanda brings a wealth of experience to the Saylor Foundation, everything from nonprofit […]

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