• Blue Sky Thinking from Academic Entrepreneurs

    Announcing the 2014 Breakthrough Models Academy Projects Blue skies! What a great holiday gift! Mine came early this year, and I’m not talking about the unseasonably warm and sunny weather we’ve been experiencing in Seattle. I’m talking about the Breakthrough Models Academy 2014...

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  • Investing in the Explosion of Options in Education & Learning

    By: Michael Staton Time and again, as local institutions transform into dynamic, international markets there is an explosion in variety and a relentless pursuit of more aptly and fully meeting the scales and diversity of demand.  As products and services are uprooted from monopolistic,...

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  • Breakthroughs in Higher Education

    “Be the Change You Wish to See in the World” -Mahatma Ghandi Call it disruption. Call it progress. Call it innovation. No matter how it’s labeled, real sustainable change begins from within—inside the hallowed halls of academia, and inside the hearts and minds of...

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  • Technology & Change: Perspectives on the Role of Faculty

    I just got new glasses. It’s amazing what I can see now that I couldn’t see before. I begin here because I am going to advocate that all of higher ed get some new glasses. Because the way we are looking at the role of faculty isn’t helpful to moving forward. We all want the same...

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  • Online Learning and 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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  • 4 Steps to Help Make Informed Technology Decisions

    By Jonathan Blake Huer, Director of Emerging Technologies and Media Development, Ball State University Making technology decisions by yourself is incredibly difficult…especially today! However, there are a few key factors you can consider to make the decision a bit easier. It’s...

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  • An Operations Checklist for Adopting Higher Ed Tech Innovations

    Author: Judith A. Pirani  “The lesson learned was that, in addition to providing viable software, successful dissemination must also focus on the adopting institution’s implementation and ongoing support needs.” —Russ Little, Sinclair Community College in...

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  • Preparing Students for Competency-Based Hiring

    Author: Stacey Clawson, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Transcripts have historically been the official record for what a student has learned in college, but do not provide the details employers need regarding what a student knows and can do on the job. Today, the...

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