• Student as Designer: Making EdTech that Increases Student Success

    Author: Judith A. Pirani Last week, I wrote about ways to support and engage faculty in order to successfully implement a tech-enabled innovation designed to promote student success. This week, I focus on students. "Involving undergraduates extensively in [BioBook’s] development...

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  • New Book Outlines 7 Keys to Smart Cities

    *Reposted with permission from GettingSmart.com. Author: Tom Vander Ark The last two decades illustrate the benefits and shortcomings of policy-driven efforts at improving education. Federal and state policymakers have attempted to make improvements to the schools we inherited. While a few...

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  • Investing in Personalized Learning Strategies to Improve College Student Outcomes

    By Jason Palmer, Deputy Director Postsecondary Success Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation My passion for education has been a constant throughout my life, starting with my father, who was principal at my high school in upstate New York, and later the superintendent of Albany Public Schools....

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  • Seeking Stronger Student Outcomes? Try Making Comprehensive Changes in Teaching & Learning

    Author: Judith A. Pirani Last week, I cross-walked tech-enabled innovations with core student success design principles in Is Technology a Natural Enabler of Student Success? That post was all about the potential that tech-enabled solutions have for improving outcomes for students. Today, I...

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  • Is Technology a Natural Enabler of Student Success?

    Author: Judith A. Pirani Technology is already integral to students’ higher education experience, but is it a natural enabler of student success? In this post, I share what I learned from my NGLC-related research about how an innovation enabled by technology fits with best practices for...

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  • 7 Ways to Use Tech to Improve College Student Success

    Educational attainment, academic achievement, student persistence, learning and development, and college completion. The success of college students is getting more attention these days with rising expectations, greater accountability (yet shrinking budgets), and dismal statistics, like this one:...

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  • The Road to College & Career

    Author: Jodi Lewis The Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy in Sacramento, California Driving Classroom Learning Through Applied Technology Readying students for college and career has been the focal point of K-12 education reform in recent years, and many new efforts feature...

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  • Preparing Teachers for Personalized Learning

    Do you know any teachers who are trained to teach in a blended, competency-based, personalized learning school? Have you heard of any teacher education programs that prepare new teachers for the following: take on the role of facilitator, guide students through digital content and...

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  • Transforming Introductory College Courses in 4 Steps

    NGLC Grant Recipients Extend the Reach of their Student Success Innovations How do you change high-enrollment, typically low-success introductory college courses so they become high-enrollment, high-success introductory college courses? NGLC grant recipients University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM...

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  • Three NGLC Innovations Show Evidence of Student Success

    The Funding Challenge When NGLC launched in 2010, the first challenge it issued to educators was scaling tech-enabled solutions to address the persistent problem of low college completion rates. We were looking specifically for innovations in the following areas: open core courseware...

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