The Weekend Assignment: AI

Are we close to a world where we will have self aware Artificial Intelligence? What are the minimum requirements for something to be labeled AI? What do you think about when you hear the term AI? Explore this topic in this week’s Weekend Assignment. You could even use your virtual assistant to help you explore. … Read More …

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The Weekend Assignment: Data

The last Weekend Assignment focused on the theme of education, in which we discovered how the ancient Spartans provided the same level of education no matter the social standing of the individual. The Spartan women were also educated, unlike their Athenian counterparts. They could also own property and inherit wealth. In 1852 Massachusetts was the … Read More …

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Saylor Academy Partners with Urban College of Boston to Provide Flexible and Affordable Degree Completion

Saylor Academy is pleased to announce a college credit transfer partnership with Urban College of Boston. The Urban College of Boston (UCB) is an independent, co-educational two-year institution located in the heart of downtown Boston. UCB is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer Associate of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education, Human Services … Read More …

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Millionlights Join Forces with Saylor to Deliver Online Education and Skill Development to Learners in India

Millionlights a Pune, India based company, and Saylor Academy, based in Washington, DC., have entered into an agreement to help Indian learners access quality education by offering Saylor’s courses built by credentialed professors and subject matter experts. Millionlights and Saylor will work together to offer Saylor courses through Millionlights online education platform ‘millionlights.org’, which is … Read More …

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Partnering with Accredible to build interactive portfolio certificates

With Accredible, we have just announced our work to build the next generation of course certificates. As Accredible says on their post, Accredible’s certificates go beyond the standard PDF certificate, showing what a student has learned by embedding evidence and insights into a clear format optimized for glancability. A soft launch, which will include 93 or our … 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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Maximizing your learning through online tools: Strategic Planning – Part 2

Editor’s note: this guest post is the second in a short series by Ankit Khandelwal, a prolific student of online courses. This article covers free and inexpensive online resources for developing expertise in business strategy outside of a traditional degree program. Continuing from before In the previous post, I talked about some of the ways to … Read More …

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Maximizing your learning through online tools: Strategic Planning

Editor’s note: this guest post is the first in a short series by Ankit Khandelwal, a prolific student of online courses. This article covers ways to use freely available materials to develop confidence and competence in business management skills outside of a traditional degree program. Introduction You may have heard of the term strategic planning … 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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