• 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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  • 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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