• A New Tool for Mapping Your Next Gen School

    Authors: Stef Blouin, NGLC & Nicole Falcone, 2Revolutions The number of components to consider when it comes to designing and implementing next generation learning environments can seem overwhelming. How do you design a school centered around student learning that is personalized, flexible...

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  • The Future of Learning Environments in Higher Education

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative It’s been nearly a year since EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) published its research report on Next-Generation Digital Learning environments (NGDLE). Since then, the teaching and learning community has embraced many of its...

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  • How Blended Learning Can Support Student Agency

    Blended learning can lead to student agency when it gives students choices about what, where, when, and how they learn. For a better understanding of what student agency is and what it looks like in school-based learning, see my first post in this series, How Next Gen Learning Can Support Student...

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  • Crafting Our Future at the 2016 ELI Annual Meeting

    The future of higher education will undoubtedly involve evolving digital learning technologies, new pedagogical approaches, and bold strategies for student success—yet exactly how these changes will take place depends upon the broader teaching and learning community. Join us at the ELI...

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  • Call for Submissions: 2016 NMC Horizon Report Video Competition

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative ’Tis the season for the academy awards, so I will use them as metaphor. It is a growing realization in the teaching and learning community that technology wins the award for best supporting actor, perhaps, but the leading...

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  • Bay Blends Advance Personalized Learning

    Author: Tom Vander Ark This blog post originally appeared on GettingSmart.com. Earlier this month we visited seven Bay Area schools from our elementary and secondary schools worth visiting lists. When it comes to innovation, the Bay Area is a great place to see a wide range of schools doing...

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  • Student Agency is What Counts

    Author: Keara Duggan, Education Elements With the forthcoming MyWays project, currently released in beta form for pilot use by NGLC grantees, NGLC has been pushing the field of next gen learning on questions of how we measure success. One question in particular resonated with me: How do we...

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  • Next Gen Learning: An Experiment on Other People’s Children?

    Editor’s Note: In an effort to explore issues of equity in education and current reform efforts to increase personalization through the use of blended and competency-based learning strategies, two staff members of Next Generation Learning Challenges asked themselves: “Is next gen...

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  • Take 5 Minutes to Create the Ideal 2016 ELI Lineup

    Budgets. Technologies. Politics. Philosophies. Faculty and staff employed by community colleges, liberal arts institutions, teaching colleges and research universities may not feel that they have a lot in common with one another, yet all frequently encounter these (often divisive) matters. Higher...

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  • Inspiration and the Right People @ iNACOL 2015

    As our colleague Adam Rubin at 2Revolutions tweeted out, iNACOL 2015 has been all about “inspiration and the right people.” I couldn’t agree more. This year’s annual event was the best ever for NGLC. We welcomed nearly 100 of our national and regional K-12 breakthrough model...

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