• Personalized Learning: Using Technology to Improve the Student Experience

    Author: Rosalind Ong de Trevino, Project Coordinator, University of Texas at San Antonio Personalization is a powerful tool; when applied to education, it can improve student success. Students entering higher education bring their own stories and approaches to learning based on their diverse...

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  • Designing and Implementing a Transformed Advising Model at Austin Community College

    By: Wade Bradfute   Katie Sanders received the Student Presidential Achievement Award from Austin Community College for 2016. At graduation she spoke about her struggle after dropping out of high school, not believing she could go to college, and trying to raise five children. Katie...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Transfer Student Success

    I once taught a University 101 course for transfer students. The students came from community colleges and other four-year institutions. Some were residential and others commuted to the campus. The university adapted the curriculum and syllabus for this course, which was originally designed...

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  • The Myths of Competency-Based Education: Questions of Equity and Quality

    Over 200 colleges in the U.S. are now exploring technology-enabled competency-based education (CBE). Some of this interest is spurred by the realization that the ‘new normal’ in higher ed is a 27-year-old who is the first in her family to attempt to go to college—with a job...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: It Takes a Village (Make That a City)

    Institutions of postsecondary education aren’t islands, and they can’t pull off the completion agenda in ivory-tower isolation. In recognition of this, cities are joining forces with the colleges and universities that call them home in “Community Partnerships for Attainment,...

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  • Closing the Credential Gap: Higher Education’s Accessibility Makeover

    The launch of the 2015 Breakthrough Models Incubator When you gather a group of university leaders from across the country together in one room, you get widely varied perspectives on the challenges unique to each of them and those they share as well. It helps when those leaders represent the...

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  • The 2015 Breakthrough Models Academy: Fresh Thinking for Higher Ed

    The Breakthrough Models Academy is off and running! Is it possible to gather a roomful of higher ed professionals with the expectation that—in one week—they’ll produce a project idea capable of shaking up academia? If the past couple days at the Breakthrough Models Academy are...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: What is Higher Education’s Role in Citizenship?

    This past week has been one of the most important in American civic life, at least in my lifetime. SCOTUS and POTUS have both been busy imprinting the pages with historic rulings and commentary that will shape our democracy in permanent ways, from healthcare to painful introspection on the...

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  • Early investments by NGLC in learning analytics are going global

    Two NGLC higher education tech innovation projects are continuing to develop their learning analytics efforts, reaching more institutions across the nation and across the pond. In London in early June, Jisc, a charity organization that supports and provides IT services to higher ed in the United...

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  • Expectations for the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative   A Response to Bloggers' Comments In early May, EDUCAUSE published a white paper that summarized its research on the successor to the learning management system (LMS). We called this the next-generation digital learning...

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