• 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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  • Digital Design & Innovation Skills for Leaders in Academia

    The launch of the 2014 Breakthrough Models Academy One-off solutions won’t work in higher ed. But you better be ready to evaluate, iterate, and effectively communicate the scalable solutions you’re creating. These were just a few of the insights shared by opening speakers at the...

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  • What will be the next wave of classroom technology?

    By Jonathan Blake Huer, Director of Emerging Technologies, Ball State University At orientation this past week, I was talking with an incoming freshman and her family about an app we’re working on "for students with smartphones." Her 16-year-old brother's immediate reply was...

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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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  • A Transformational Career: Diana Oblinger’s interview with Inside HigherEd

    In the span of one career, Diana Oblinger, EDUCAUSE’s president and CEO, has witnessed enormous changes in how educators teach, how students learn, and how institutions are managed. The common denominator and the scalable enabler of this change is technology, although technology alone cannot...

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  • The Innovators Next Door: Empire State College-SUNY Ventures into Competency-Based Education

    Last week, I served as keynote speaker for a colloquium hosted by Empire State-SUNY on competency-based education (CBE) — a topic that was their institution’s focus as part of the inaugural cohort of NGLC’s Breakthrough Models Incubator in 2013. Set in scenic Saratoga Springs, New...

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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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  • 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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