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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Active Learning Experiences - Saylor Academy

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Various locations throughout the United States and the world.
Length:
122 hours.
Dates:
September 2011 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the importance of statistics to business; explain the references between quantitative and qualitative data and identify examples of each type of data; define and apply terms such as data sets, mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and variance; summarize and interpret data in a tabular format using frequency distributions and visually with histograms; define and apply the concept of a probability distribution and explain the properties of different distributions; differentiate between discrete and continuous probability distributions; define and apply the concept of a random variable and differentiate the population from a sample; relate the central limit theorem to sample size and normal distribution; describe and identify the different sampling methods, including systematic, stratified random, cluster, convenience, panel, and quota sampling and identify examples of each; use a point estimator from a sample to estimate the entire population; estimate intervals over which the population parameter could exist using sample data; apply hypothesis testing to test population parameters using one or two samples; identify the dependent and independent variables in the linear regression model; plot a regression line and explain how the regression coefficient shapes that line; and work with statistical data in a spreadsheet environment.

Instruction:
This course is delivered in an open, asynchronous, self-study format with a proctored proficiency examination. View the course here: http://www.saylor.org/courses/bus204/.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Statistics or Mathematics (11/13) (1/19 revalidation).

Location:
Various locations throughout the United States and the world.
Length:
104 hours.
Dates:
January 2012 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: simplify and solve linear equations and expressions, including problems with absolute values and applications; solve linear inequalities; find equations of lines and solve application problems; add, subtract, multiply, and divide various types of polynomials; factor polynomials, and simplify square roots; and evaluate, simplify, multiply, divide, add and subtract rational expressions and solve basic applications of rational expressions.

Instruction:

This course is delivered in an asynchronous, self-study format proctored proficiency examination. View the course here: http://www.saylor.org/courses/ma001/.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Algebra or Mathematics (11/13) (1/19 revalidation).

Location:
Various locations throughout the United States and the world.
Length:
94.5 hours.
Dates:
January 2011 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the history of computing; describe fundamental hardware and software concepts; explain how the JVM translates Java code into executable code; explain Object-Oriented Programming concepts such as objects, classes, inheritance, and polymorphism; write simple programs using basic Java concepts; describe and use primitive data types in Java; describe and use logical and relational operators and compare Boolean expressions; explain and use various control structures such as methods, decision statements and loops; use exception handling mechanism; and use Java input/output class hierarchy to read and write data to and from external files.

Instruction:
This course is delivered in an open, asynchronous, self-study format with a proctored proficiency examination. View the course here: http://www.saylor.org/courses/cs101.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Informatics (11/13) (1/19 revalidation).

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