• What Does Faculty Mean in a Breakthrough School?

    The sun shone, and the heavy snows were finally melting last week as NGLC headed to the campus of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in Manchester, New Hampshire. SNHU is the creator and institutional home of the groundbreaking breakthrough model known as “College for America.”...

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  • Translating CBE Programs into Sustainable Business Models

    By Rick Staisloff The Higher Education Business Model and CBE As part of its ongoing mission to improve college readiness and completion through the application of technology, NGLC sponsored its second cohort of Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) projects in 2014. This cohort consisted of nine...

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  • Competency-Based Education: Faculty Goals and Student Grades

    Author: Gregory K. Arbuckle I’m working with the faculty in my department at Western Kentucky University to develop a competency-based bachelor’s degree program in Advanced Manufacturing. In a recent meeting of breakthrough model institutions—NGLC grant recipients and...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Too Many Students Start College But Don’t Finish

    Those of us who want to fix what’s broken in our education system tend to focus on problems. Before I get into one of those problems—the significant number of students who start college but don’t finish—I want to celebrate some positive news. It comes from the K-12 space,...

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  • Building Momentum in Teaching, Learning & EdTech

    What do three fast and furious days of learning and sharing at the intersection of higher ed, teaching and learning and education technology look like? Those who attended the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2015, which just wrapped up in Anaheim last week (#ELI2015), had a chance to find out. NGLC...

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  • Prior Learning Assessment & Competency-Based Education

    “What can you do with what you know?” Competency-based education (CBE) recognizes that learning can happen in many different ways; CBE rewards the demonstration of competency rather than the time spent learning. All students bring a variety of knowledge and skills developed over their...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Top Ten IT Issues for 2015

    The lists appear predictably each December and January: the top ten news stories of the year, the top ten films of 2014, the top ten predictions for 2015. While these collections appear in media of every stripe, one in particular carries implications for next-gen postsecondary education and its...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Personalized Learning in K-12

    At NGLC, we see many places where higher ed and K-12 can learn from each other. Especially in tech-enabled innovations designed to dramatically improve outcomes for students. When you get into the details, higher ed and K-12 are worlds apart, but the truth is that college readiness and college...

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  • Online Learning & 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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