OER as an Intervention Tool to Support Student Retention

About 4.3 million people are dropping out of two-year and four-year institutions right now that could, with a little bit of extra support, complete and obtain their credentials. That was the challenge issued at our recent Saylor Higher Education Summit by Heather Hiles, keynote speaker and Deputy Director of Postsecondary Student Success at The Bill […]

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Watch the keynotes and panels from the Saylor Higher Education Summit

On June 21st and 22nd, we brought together educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and non-profit leaders from around the world in Washington, DC, for our Higher Education Summit. The goal was to carry forward the conversation about education and credentialing for the next billion students worldwide — students who will be served by both traditional and […]

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Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

We are excited to have Dr. Mary Ellen Wiltrout speak on a panel addressing “Perspectives in Competency-Based Education” during the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21/22 in Washington, D.C. Mary Ellen completed her Ph.D.in biology studying translesion synthesis at MIT. From 2009 to 2013, she co-taught the molecular biology course at Harvard […]

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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 Profiles: Robert Clougherty and Viktoria Popova , MindAppster, Inc.

Ms. Popova and Dr. Clougherty will discuss their integrative learning model and viewing higher education as a learning system during the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21/22 here in Washington D.C. We hope you can join us and all the details can be obtained by clicking the banner at the bottom of […]

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Panelist Profile: Stephanie Krauss

We are pleased to have Stephanie Malia Krauss join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit.  Ms. Krauss will lend her expertise to our panel on alternative credentials. Stephanie Malia Krauss is director of special projects at Jobs for the Future. She develops, shapes, funds, and manages cross-team and cross-strategy projects that further Jobs for […]

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Panelist Profile: Mike Adams, MissionU

Mike Adams is the Chief Product Officer and co-founder of MissionU, where he is responsible for curricular, pedagogical and technological development. Mike will be part of a lively panel on “alternative credentials” and how they complement or compete with degrees. MissionU bills itself as “Education for the 21st Century” and its mission is to offer […]

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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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Speaker Profile: DeShawn Preston, PhD, Southern Education Foundation

We are very pleased to have Dr. Preston presenting some of his findings from his report Untold Barriers for Black Students in Higher Education at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. DeShawn Preston serves as the Southern Education Foundation’s (SEF) Higher Education Research Fellow. He recently received his Ph.D. in Higher Educational Leadership from Clemson University, and his research […]

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Panelist Profile: Lisa Sax Mahoney

We are pleased to have Lisa Sax Mahoney, Director, National College Credit Recommendation Service, join us at the Saylor Higher Education Summit for a panel on employer-education partnerships. Lisa has vast experience on workforce degree completion partnerships and will offer insights learned from her role as a director of corporate partnerships at a public college, […]

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