Saylor Academy Sidesteps the Evil Duo

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  1. decimon

    decimon Active Member

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    Forbes
    Richard Vedder
    Jan. 13, 2016

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    Saylor began by developing high quality college courses for the internet, which students could take free or at a nominal cost. I have visited Saylor’s operation, and have been impressed by the way they have expanded in a prudent but relatively bold way. In my field of economics, for example, a student can go onto the Saylor Academy web site and take five courses, two in introductory economics (micro and macro), two in intermediate economics (again, micro and macro), and one in international trade. A person can get a very good grounding in the basics of economics without having to take out student loans or even leave home. Scores of courses exist in many other disciplines. A diligent student could get the equivalent of a college education just by spending many hours on the Saylor Academy web site.

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    I presented at the Saylor Summit last month. They're a great bunch of people!
     
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    Thanks, it's good to see that. I like what I see of Saylor but what I see is superficial.

    One way to use that site would be to go through a course to see how you do on the online final exam. That would give you an idea of how ready you are for a CLEP, DSST, etc. exam. Free training.
     
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    I watched a bit of the live stream! Jeff D. has followed and supported my homeschooling community on FB for a good long time now- they are really great. I hope they continue to grow.
     
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    FWIW, you can also take their exam for direct credit for only $25. If your college accepts ACE, NCCRS, or Alternative Credit Project credit, it's the cheapest credit around!!
    (their exam would duplicate a CLEP exam in content, so you'd do either-or, not both)
     
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