• 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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  • Incubating the Next Big Idea: The University of Michigan’s Digital Innovation Greenhouse

    Few can deny that big changes are afoot in higher education. The (still rather new) 21st century has already demonstrated the myriad ways in which education is capable of changing, thanks to novel technologies, ever-more-sophisticated infrastructure, and a willingness to reinvent curricula, course...

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  • The Hidden Treasures Found with Change Leadership Training

    Little did I know, or even imagine, what we would witness and how much we would learn when we set out to deliver the Kotter Change Essentials Workshop for iPASS grant recipients. We deliberately started the second round of iPASS grants with an emphasis on, and support for, building a foundation of...

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  • Is Your Institution Ready for Transformative iPASS Reform?

    Author: Mei-Yen Ireland Colleges and universities across the country are increasingly looking to technology to support significant reform to their academic, career, and financial advising services so they can provide a more integrated experience for their students as well as faculty and staff....

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  • What We Learned from the JW Marriott Hotel about Student Success Efforts

    Authors: Ana Borray and John Grant   Ana: Last month, I attended the SXSWedu conference. A fantastic and motivating event that was buzzing with educators, technology start-up talent, students, and just about everyone passionate about education. Several great sessions focused on the iPASS...

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  • Reflections on Communicating a Vision for iPASS Reforms

    Author: Karen A. Stout   iPASS as the Great Integrator In 2006, while I was president of Montgomery County Community College, MCCC joined the Achieving the Dream network. For several years, the college implemented excellent student success work in a lot of spaces. However, the work we...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Time + Talent + Money = Commitment to Innovation

    We’re at the end of a three-year experiment here at EDUCAUSE. The last cohort of the Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) has or will be submitting their final plans for new competency-based and outcomes-based degree and certificate programs. And the last cohort of Breakthrough Models Academy...

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  • Coaching: A New Frame for Teaching and Learning

    Isn’t it one of the most energizing experiences when different pieces of knowledge, separate conversations, and your own wonderings start to collide and connect, and bring you to an amazing new way of thinking? This is one of those moments for me. It’s a mashup of the practice of...

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  • 3 Major Shifts in Teaching & Learning

    3 Major Shifts in Teaching & Learning Reflections on the 2016 ELI Annual Meeting By Malcolm Brown Conferences don’t always have a profound impact on people. For many, the inspiration dries up after the final session’s applause, as the Twitter hashtag dies down, or when the name...

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