Saylor Academy partners with Wesley Housing Development Corporation

Saylor Academy is pleased to announce a new partnership with Wesley Housing Development Corporation (Wesley Housing) in Alexandria, Virginia. “This alliance [with Saylor Academy] will help us fully deliver our commitment to promote economic stability for our residents.” Shelley Murphy, President & CEOWesley Housing Wesley Housing develops, owns, and operates affordable housing for low-and-moderate-income families, … 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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SkillSmart and Saylor Academy Announce Skills-Based Training Partnership

SkillSmart and Saylor Academy are partnering to accelerate skills-based learning and employment opportunities. Together, SkillSmart’s skills matching algorithm and Saylor Academy’s cost-effective training platform will streamline the pathway from education to employment for job seekers. Ninety percent of employers believe that graduates lack the skills they need, while nearly 50 percent of recent college graduates … 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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October is Connected Educator Month!

October is Connected Educator Month! Connected Educators, a project of the Office of Educational Technology of the U.S. Department of Education, started Connected Educator Month in August 2012 to help educators, school districts, and educational organizations connect and celebrate EdTech. This year’s run, moved to October, already includes over 400 events (online and free) to help teachers and … Read More …

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You Need Skills for the “Eat What you Kill” Economy

Formerly the purview of brand ambassadors, artists, and creatives, the contract/gig/freelance — or “eat what you kill” — economy is coming for you. Actually, it may already be here. According to the Intuit study “Twenty Trends that will Shape the Next Decade”, 40% of jobs will be freelance by 2020. Some feel contract work will … Read More …

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20 Summer Professional Development Learning Opportunities

What’s on your learning docket this summer (besides Saylor Summer School, of course)? If the great list at Lifehacker University: Summer Semester 2013 is a little too straight-up academic, you might try MOOC News & Reviews‘ Summer Professional Development MOOC Opportunities list. You’ll spot our Accounting Principles I, HTML Coding and CSS for Beginners, and Job Search Skills program there. Here … Read More …

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