• Online Learning and Equality: Rio Salado College Hosts Bill Gates

    “During my visit, I heard inspiring stories of students who are taking advantage of these flexible learning models to pursue degrees that can put them on paths to new careers." - Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Imagine that you never finished college…...

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  • Student Success Innovations to Watch

    By: Judith A. Pirani If you scroll down to the end of the above infographic, which is a great summary of NGLC’s very first grant program, Building Blocks to College Completion, you’ll see five “Innovations to Watch.” These innovations are changing higher education...

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  • Early Planning Minimizes Project Disruptions

    Author: Judith A. Pirani “CPCC is committed to sustaining the Online Student Profile Learning System at the College and to broadening its use to ensure that all students benefit from assessment tools, student profiles, and an advising history.” —Project Team Member, Central...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Integrated Planning and Advising Services

    Everyone in an institution of higher education—senior administrators, faculty members, staff in student services and in information technology—is a stakeholder in the success that its students attain by persisting in their courses and, ultimately, completing their credentials. ...

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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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  • Meeting the Challenges of Marketing Non-traditional Programs

    As every organization launching a new service is aware, readying the service for use is only one item on the checklist. Organizations must also envision and attract clients, explaining the offer to them in ways that make clear why they should use it. In short, they must successfully market the...

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  • New Report: Insights on the Work of NGLC Deeper Learning Postsecondary Grantees

    Deeper learning, It’s right up there with motherhood and apple pie on the virtue scale. But what does this appealing term actually connote? And how do those who see it as a critical component of next generation learning know whether or not it has occurred?  They may not have been...

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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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  • Top 10 Blogs about Postsecondary Next Gen Learning

    What blogs do you read and rely on to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in – or speculations about – next generation learning? My NGLC colleague Stefanie Blouin surveyed the K-12 community earlier this summer and came up with an interesting list of ten top blogs in that...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Competency-Based Education

    When the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed both report on a development on the same day, you can bet it’s “trending now.” That happened last week when the US Department of Education made a significant policy move, issuing its long-anticipated invitation to...

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