• Next Generation Learning Today: New Learning Designs, Resilience, and Lessons from Higher Ed

    New Learning Designs Announcing CityBridge’s 16 New Breakthrough Schools: D.C. Winners CityBridge Education blog Since launching Breakthrough Schools: D.C. in 2013, CityBridge has invested in 29 new and existing schools committed to radically transforming education in the District,...

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  • Solving Major Higher Ed Challenges with Agile Thinking

    Have you ever wrestled with a challenge, trying to tease out the issues and test the angles, all the while thinking, “There must be a better way? If only I could bounce this around a bit with someone who gets it, I know I would make some traction!” If so, you’re not alone. In...

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  • Alternative, Stackable, and Microcredentials: Where are we headed?

    Author Yakut Gazi   Competencies gained through a college degree are under scrutiny, especially after Arum and Roksa’s (2011) groundbreaking findings based on the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) scores, which pointed to lack of significant improvement of higher learning...

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  • Managing Change in Your Institution

    In the corporate world, change management hasn’t had to prove its relevancy. Its principles are described in many a dog-eared management book, with various tried-and-tested methods employed globally. Academia, however, is a different story. Facing a broad set of challenges,...

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  • Calling for a ‘Soup to Nuts’ Approach to Competency-Based Education

    By Kelvin Bentley Competency-Based Education: How heavy is the ‘true lift’? Competency-Based education (CBE) has been a popular topic of conversation within higher education, including the interesting projects that are ongoing in my current state of Texas.  For the past...

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  • What is Academic Transformation Anyway (and Can You Really Lead It)?

    Author: Kyle Johnson A few months ago, I was asked to join the advisory group for the EDUCAUSE Leading Academic Transformation Community of Practice. Working with this interesting, intelligent, thoughtful group of people has been a great ride so far, and I’m excited to see how the work...

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  • The Challenges and Opportunities of iPASS Reform

    Mei-Yen Ireland, Achieving the Dream   This past spring I have had the privilege of facilitating change leadership training with groups of faculty and staff at 11 iPASS institutions.  Over the course of my visits I have been inspired by the dedication and commitment of the iPASS...

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  • Degree-Planning Tools Chart Individual Paths for Student Success

    I remember staring at a list of courses en route to my bachelor’s degree: prerequisites, required courses, electives, and general education credits. It was a Rubik’s cube of many possible combinations that would get me to one place. Or so I thought. In reality, the path I chose was...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Are Teaching & Learning Publications a Crystal Ball for Higher Ed?

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Those of us engaged in support of postsecondary teaching and learning (T&L) face a sometimes bewildering array of possible options and directions. We find ourselves constantly asking questions, such as “should we invest in...

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  • 6 Implications of the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) Framework

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative A year ago, EDUCAUSE published a white paper describing new directions for our campus digital learning environments. (You can download a copy of the report here.)   In the year since its publication, it’s become clear...

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