• 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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  • NGLC’s Breakthrough Models Academy: a Recap and an Invitation

    ln summer 2013, NGLC launched a new program, the Breakthrough Models Academy,  to help extend what we and the field are learning from the bold, out-there developers of new, affordable degree programs - the Breakthrough Models for College Completion pioneers funded in NGLC’s Wave IIIb....

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  • NGLC Releases Updated Profiles of Postsecondary Grantees

    One year ago, NGLC announced the grant recipients of its “Breakthrough Models for College Completion” funding wave (fondly referred to here as Wave IIIb). The ten pioneering institutions of higher education that were selected for funding set out to redefine the ways in which students...

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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    Summer – at least in theory – offers us opportunities to step back, think about the big picture, and consider some of those analyses that have been published in recent months. In that spirit of summertime reflection, here is my take on a few thought-provoking reports that have crossed...

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  • Breakthrough Models Academy: Focusing on Innovation that Transforms Higher Education

    By: Shelli Fowler What does it take to create breakthrough models that have the potential to bring about transformative change in higher education? First, invite a select group of proven leaders from a wide range of academic institutions to spend a week together in Cambridge, MA, and put...

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  • Kicking Up Dust in Austin at SXSWedu

    Van L. Davis, Ph.D., Director of Special Projects, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board This week, NGLC headed off to SXSWedu in sunny Austin, Texas. Only in its third year, this conference has grown to 6,000 attendees from 30 countries and draws an exciting mix of instructional designers,...

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  • Winds of Change: Higher Productivity in Higher Education

    By Brandt Redd, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Editor’s Note: This guest post by Brandt Redd suggests that personalized learning approaches can address the dual pressures on higher education: increasing societal needs and expectations and flat or declining funding. Brandt is Senior...

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  • Advancing the Next Generation of Learning: ELI 2013

    Several conversations, sessions, and keynote speakers at this year’s annual meeting of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, ELI2013, focused on what next gen learning is (you can tell us what you think here), how we get there from here, and how we know if it works. Perfect...

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  • Watch Next Generation Learning in Action

    Editor’s Note: This video, produced by NGLC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is the next in a series called “Profiles of Next Generation Learning.” Follow NGLC on Vimeo to stay up to date with new videos. Most students can tell you about a handful of teachers who...

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  • Hallmarks of the Breakthrough Models, #1: Modular Courses

    Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a series of Monday posts which will each highlight a distinguishing design characteristic of NGLC’s recently funded Breakthrough Postsecondary Models, as described in their profiles. NGLC's third wave of funding sought to foster the...

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