OER can Help Close the Global Skills Gap

As the Saylor Academy Higher Education Summit nears, we are introducing innovations in education that can help close the global skills gap. Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice Provost, Open Education of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is a world-renowned expert, speaker, and author specializing in student-centered pedagogies and open education, and advocates for the use of OER […]

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1 Million Followers and 1 Million People Looking for Better Access to Education

Our office is usually a quiet place, with the harmonic symphony of clicking keyboards, and sips of coffee being the the only sound that fills the small shared office space, but today was different. Today our Facebook page just reached a milestone with 1 million followers! Sounds of mugs clinking filled the office as we […]

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Summary Report of “Open” Survey Responses

Way back in June we launched a survey asking Saylor Academy users to provide an open-ended response to one question. The subject of this question is one we are always striving to learn more about, as it is at the center of our mission. The question we asked, and got many response to, was: As […]

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Making Education Affordable: A New Vision for Community College, using OER and Competency-Based Education

Interview with John Milam, Executive Director, Knowledge To Work/ HigherEd.org John Milam and his team at the Knowledge to Work (K2W) initiative of Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) have created a new education tool for self-directed learners. Leveraging the flexibility of Competency-Based Education (CBE) and Open Educational Resources (including Saylor Academy resources), HigherEd.org partners with […]

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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 […]

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