• Opening the Black Box of Adaptivity

    Adaptive courseware has raised both the hope of personalized learning at scale and the fear that the systems will replace faculty in the learning process. While some proponents have talked about the promise of “a robot tutor in the sky,” others like Candice Thille at Stanford University...

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  • Enablement, Not Disruption, Spurs Change in Higher Ed

    Exciting innovations are taking place in higher education, but they’re rarely (if ever) the result of an overnight success. Years of work—securing grant funding, conducting intensive research, assembling teams, and preparing for experimentation and production—precede...

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  • Using Process Mapping to Unclutter Complex Processes

    By Laurie Fladd I have this drawer in my kitchen that I try not to open in front of company. I assume every kitchen has one but I am not terribly proud of my ‘junk drawer’. I hate for people to see that despite my outward appearance of a clean, well-organized, and overall fabulous...

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  • Students First: Aligning Student Success Initiatives

    Author: Jeannie Brown Leonard   Change is hard in higher education. At George Mason University, a relatively young, large, diverse, and decentralized institution, we joke that our campus navigational systems were built for a canoe, and they are less effective now that we are an aircraft...

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  • Leading Academic Transformation in Real Time

    A roomful of higher education leaders and faculty were gathered around tables. The space was abuzz with conversations, which continued at a quick pace, as all involved participated with a palpable sense of urgency. They were being timed. Like hackathons that have been popularized in startup...

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  • Supplement or Replacement: Exploring the Role of AI in Teaching & Learning

    By Kyle Johnson At last month’s EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Satya Nitta, Global Head and Program Director of Cognitive Science and Education Technology at IBM Research, speak twice on IBM's Watson AI system. My first opportunity...

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  • Tracking Key Issues in Teaching & Learning: What Matters Most in 2017

    By Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz Since 2011, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) has been tracking key issues for higher education teaching and learning. We solicit input from the full breadth of the teaching and learning community, including faculty members, students, and professionals from the...

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  • Kyle Peck: Predicting the Future of Alternative Credentials

    “We have a distinct opportunity to solve the equity issue in higher education. In place of our current “one-size-fits-all” model, we could offer all a diverse portfolio of programs that could help people become successful.” His eyes may be focused on the horizon, but...

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  • 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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