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Crashing in the middle of your Saylor Academy course? The American Chemical Society has your hookup!

Via ProfHacker, via LifeHacker, via...probably the ACS.
Now that the fall semester has either started, or is looming ominously, there's a pretty good chance that you'lll occasionally find yourself in need of a pick-me-up. And while coffee/tea are great, sometimes, you need something a little less shocking to your system.
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We asked about verified certificates, you answered. (Thanks!) Here are the results...
Last week, we sent out a survey about “verified certificates” by email and blog post. The results we got are shared below. We still have plenty of thinking and discussing to do, but this feedback is really helpful for us and, we hope, interesting to you. Here is how we introduced the survey: ...
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Join us for "office hours" chat today at 9 AM and again at 4PM:
http://www.saylor.org/office-hours-chat/

See you there!
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Here is what we covered in the first session: https://discourse.saylor.org/t/come-join-the-open-office-hours-chat-27-august-9a-4p-edt/2249/2

Next session is up in about 45 minutes!
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This article has a good story arc for a teen dramedy -- somebody option the movie rights on Nick's journal, stat! It also shows the power and perils of self-directed learning that many Saylor Academy students will recognize...
Nick Bain, 17, was in class one day when he calculated that only "2 1/2 to three hours" was actually useful instruction. So he decided to go out on his own to learn.
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Pepper v. Peppers: our latest episode of Saylor Tangents looks at some of the cultural history of stuff we call "pepper" | https://youtu.be/l5eJsFd-Np0
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Looking to finish a college degree? Saylor Academy can help you get affordable, flexible credit: http://bit.ly/1BOA49K #highered
Earn College Credit —. Saylor Academy / Featured Pathways / Earn College Credit. We offer students three primary tracks to earn college credit by taking Saylor Academy courses – through Saylor Direct, through a third party exam, or through a number of our Partner Programs.
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"For the first time, a major American university has replaced 100 percent of its undergraduate textbooks with no-cost digital resources."
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Thoughts about "verified certificates"? We'd love to hear them! Take our short survey to let us know: http://goo.gl/forms/Q6CyuR4kVB
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Save the date! We'll be joining OpenStax College and Canvas Commons in an OER webinar on September 9th, hosted by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources.
Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free, open webinar on finding the most recently updated open textbooks, open courses, and open educational...
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Why is Bella smiling? Because 95 years ago today, American women's voting rights finally became the law of the land with the 19th Amendment. The road to justice may be long, but our Global Justice is not: http://bit.ly/1JUggGt

#WomensEqualityDay
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Headed back to college? Brush up on your study skills with our free certificate course: http://bit.ly/1IeeAGE #trycollege
This course is designed to equip you with the basic academic, professional, and personal skills you will need to be successful in college. You are probably already familiar with some of the skills and topics that will be covered here; other concepts may be brand-new to you.
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Here's what happened when we sat down with 5 #NASA scientists and asked them big questions: http://bit.ly/1J1x2qM
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