Original published at: http://www.saylor.org/2016/05/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 powered by Open edX. The parties will also work to direct students to low cost college credit opportunities in Saylor’s growing college credit transfer program.
“Saylor Academy is pleased to be working with Millionlights to expand course distribution further into India,” says Jeff Davidson, Director of Strategic Relationships for Saylor Academy. “Their experienced team has helped shape India’s policies on workforce skill development and degree attainment. That experience coupled with their network of university partners positions them for success. Through Millionlights and Saylor, many learners across the country will have an opportunity to upskill and improve their job prospects and their lives.”
“Millionlights is delighted to be working in close alliance with Saylor Academy to offer world-class courses from Saylor’s top academic partners to the millions of eager learners in India,” says Mr. Pradeep Varma, Chairman and Chief Mentor of Millionlights. “Saylor is a renowned content provider which works with well-known professors from accredited colleges and universities to create and offer content and has also forged college credit partnerships. We look forward to working very closely with the Saylor team in not only offering their content but also in partnering to create new content that can be offered by Saylor to countries across the world. As the regulatory environment opens up, we are sure the credit partnerships of Saylor will also be available to Indian students.”
“Our aim of creating a platform which delivers Open Access to content across India gets a fillip by collaborating with Saylor Academy. We will be rolling out their courses across our distribution channels on the web, mobile and TV.”
“Getting access to credible content is critical to India’s mission on inclusive education. Our partnership with Saylor guarantees this extremely important linkage and we are honoured to be partnering with their team,” says Akshat Shrivastava, Founder and CEO of Millionlights.