• Infographic: ELI’s 2016 Key Issues in Teaching & Learning

    When you have a virtual ‘brain trust’ at the ready, you don’t squander an opportunity to uncover what challenges or new areas are reshaping your discipline. You ask them. And then you prioritize a rich and robust year of programming, including webinars, courses, sessions and...

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  • The Long and Winding Road: Leading Academic Transformation

    Senior leaders in teaching and learning continually face challenging issues from a variety of areas, from IT and instructional design to teaching methodologies and ever-evolving fields of expertise. Institutions of higher education are complex entities with many, many moving parts—and they...

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  • Post-Secondary Trending Now: An Impenetrable EdTech ‘Bubble’?

    C’mon, what’s a few million dollars between friends? Sorry to burst your bubble: it appears that the ballooning edtech industry continues to grow even several years after critics predicted its downfall. The claims, reminiscent of the tech boom of the late 90s and early 2000s, weren...

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  • Attention, Higher Ed Futurists: Are You Ready to Shape 2016?

    I’m not much for making predictions, but one thing I do know is that the innovation space in higher education is only going to get more interesting this year. We’ll be off to the races at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, February 2-4, in San Antonio, Texas. There, you...

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  • 7 Things to Know About Leading Academic Transformation

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative According to an Internet meme, culture eats strategy for lunch. This means that a campus culture exerts a powerful influence, one that can either be beneficial or detrimental to academic transformation. I would suspect that all of us...

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  • The Brink of Closure: What Motivates Higher Education to Change?

    Author: James J. Koelbl, D.D.S., M.S., M.J. There are many articles written about the need for change in higher education. The primary options seem to be either reinvent the entire higher education system or honestly assess whether “the way we’ve always done things” continues...

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  • Closing the Credential Gap: Higher Education’s Accessibility Makeover

    The launch of the 2015 Breakthrough Models Incubator When you gather a group of university leaders from across the country together in one room, you get widely varied perspectives on the challenges unique to each of them and those they share as well. It helps when those leaders represent the...

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  • A Breakthrough Game Design for Student Success

    By: Victoria (Tori) Mondelli 2010 was a good year. Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) was founded as an education reform initiative, and I discovered the value of learning games from my colleagues in the CUNY Games Network.   Fast-forward to the summer of 2014, and I find myself...

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  • Hidden Advantages of the Breakthrough Models Academy

    Author: Dustin Hilt, Simmons College While it isn’t hard to find plenty of background (here, here, and here, for example) on the Breakthrough Models Academy (BMA), it still wasn’t enough to prepare me for all of the benefits of the experience. As much as I enjoyed the official...

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  • What Does Faculty Mean in a Breakthrough School?

    The sun shone, and the heavy snows were finally melting last week as NGLC headed to the campus of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in Manchester, New Hampshire. SNHU is the creator and institutional home of the groundbreaking breakthrough model known as “College for America.”...

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