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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Opinion: A Plan to Increase College Afforability

On August 22, 2013, President Obama outlined a plan to increase college affordability options, particularly for the middle class. Overall, I’m in favor and the plan itself is a laudable start to addressing issues in college affordability. Between the lines one can envision an environment that encourages savvy student-consumers and a more cohesive network of institutions, … Read More …

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MMD: Fact or Fiction?

Good morning, and happy Tuesday — for those of you coming off a long weekend (US Labor Day), hope it was a good one! In this week’s news roundup, we explore some myths and facts in the realms of education and online learning. Executive Director of Global Teacher Education, Dr. Caitlin Haugen, extolls the social … Read More …

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