• 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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  • 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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  • Colleges’ Innovation Focused on Student Success

    Innovation’s not just a one-time thing for the colleges and universities in the NGLC community. Keeping an eye on these institutions over time, we see that they continue to innovate, win acclaim, and influence their local climates as well, all with a goal of advancing student success. Here...

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  • BMA teams share breakthrough ideas to revolutionize higher ed

    How can you solve the biggest problems plaguing colleges and universities the world over? From the inside, of course. The 2014 Breakthrough Models Academy cohort hails from three countries and a variety of both public and private two- and four-year institutions. Participants did not know their...

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  • Best of the Blog: June 2014

    June’s hot summer days brought some very big announcements, national debates, and partnerships into the spotlight on the NGLC blog. Current topics included college readiness and completion, funding and assessment in K-12 schools, tackling next gen learning terminology, and accessibility and...

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