• 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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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    Affordability in Higher Ed There must be an election coming. Like me, you’re probably besieged for donations hourly, each email tagged with an issue personalized just for you, in an effort to pry open our wallets. With wallet firmly shut, I did click through to read about President Obama...

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  • Can We Ensure Success for At-Risk Students?

    At $75 million, the federal government’s First in the World grant competition (see my coverage of it from last week) to improve college completion rates is HUGE, but we don’t always have to go big to see big changes. Even small, low-cost efforts can help many students get to graduation...

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  • Educators and School Developers: Challenges, Lessons Learned, & Success Stories

    What excites our grant recipients, and what keeps them up at night? We asked, and our grant recipients answered. This inside look offers a one-day-at-a-time perspective on the values, challenges, hopes and dreams of the educators who are working to reform and transform education.  ...

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  • Getting Engaged: Faculty Collaboration as an Innovation Strategy

    We’re delighted to offer you a new publication in the “Next Gen Tools” series on a topic vital to postsecondary education reform:  faculty engagement in breakthrough program design. This brief, “Faculty Engagement,” succinctly illustrates the way in which the...

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  • The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in April

    The Microsoft in Education Global Forum, the Open Learning Analytics Summit, the ASU-GSV Advisors Innovation Summit, and the upcoming EDUCAUSE Connect: Baltimore: If you didn’t get to go to any of these, don’t worry. NGLC staff shared nuggets of insights they took away on the NGLC blog...

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  • Grounded in Data: New Reports on College Completion, Digital Instructional Tools

    Entrepreneurs and those interested in bankrolling the brightest new ideas abound at the annual Arizona State University –GSV Advisors Innovation Summit. It was great to see that research studies were part of the conversation at this year’s event. I want to share with you what I took...

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  • 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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