• Grants Awarded to All Seven Breakthrough Models Incubator Teams

    What’s better than getting a $100,000 check? Giving one away! That makes it an especially exciting week at NGLC, because we’ll be sending out seven to fund very promising projects—one to each team in the inaugural cohort of the Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI). Starting At...

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  • What We Learned at the Open Learning Analytics Summit

    “Open learning analytics” may not be the hot topic at your next cocktail party, but it was the cornerstone of passionate engagement for a group of academic technologists who gathered in Indianapolis last weekend for the Open Analytics Summit. And it is a vitally important element in...

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  • UCF’s Blendkit Takes Center Stage in MOOC Launching April 21

    Become a blended learning designer by Memorial Day? It’s a possibility, thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida, a 2011 NGLC Building Blocks grantee. EDUCAUSE has announced a five-week open course on blended learning, in partnership...

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  • What We Learned at Connect: Chicago

    Regular readers of this blog may recall that my NGLC colleague Holly Morris attended the first-ever EDUCAUSE Connect event in Portland last month and blogged about it here. As she noted, the regionally distributed EDUCAUSE professional development events this season include a range of innovations...

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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    This month we’re focusing on student success. ECAR, the research arm of EDUCAUSE, just released findings from its benchmarking study of Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS). This study is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The report can be found on the ECAR...

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  • Relevance: the Most Important Word in Education?

    I just returned from the League for Innovation in the Community College’s annual Innovations Conference in Anaheim. I’m keeping the gold mouse ears for myself, but here’s what I brought back for you – the whole point of every educational innovation going forward, in one word...

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  • Purposefully Re-purposed: College for America Converts a CRM Tool into a Learner-Centered LMS

    Readers of NGLC’s blog are no strangers to Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America (CfA), the remarkably innovative competency-based degree program supported by NGLC that, in spring 2013, became the first such program in the nation to win authorization to offer federal...

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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    In December, the Center for American Progress put out a report, A Path Forward: Game-Changing Reforms in Higher Education and the Implications for Business and Financing Models by David A. Bergeron. The report identifies the goal of recent reforms in higher education as improving quality by adding...

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  • Where Mission, Market, and Margin Meet is the Sweet Spot for Innovative Business Models

    By: Rick Staisloff, rpkGROUP Higher education as an industry has long focused on the quality of its programs and services.  More recently, institutions have turned their attention to outcomes and student success.  What has been missing from the conversation is an understanding of...

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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    Editor’s Note: In this monthly series, NGLC staff share their reflections on recent news and reports in the field of next generation learning at the postsecondary level. Over the past month, developments in higher education that caught our attention  included a nationally telecast...

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