• Hey, Princeton: Consider Competencies

    Author: Michelle R. Weise Senior Research Fellow, Higher Education Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation With A’s doled out in almost half of all undergraduate courses—compared to only 15 percent in 1961— have grades become meaningless? Ten years ago,...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Grounded in Data: New Reports on College Completion, Digital Instructional Tools

    Entrepreneurs and those interested in bankrolling the brightest new ideas abound at the annual Arizona State University –GSV Advisors Innovation Summit. It was great to see that research studies were part of the conversation at this year’s event. I want to share with you what I took...

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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    In December, the Center for American Progress put out a report, A Path Forward: Game-Changing Reforms in Higher Education and the Implications for Business and Financing Models by David A. Bergeron. The report identifies the goal of recent reforms in higher education as improving quality by adding...

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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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  • And the Winners of the Breakthrough Models Academy Competition Were…All Twelve Teams

    CloudU … ClassMob … U.Belong … WIL Academy …  MapEd … Silicon Valley ed-tech startups, perhaps? In fact, these –and five other designs—are creations of the change agents who emerged from the first-ever Breakthrough Models Academy.  The...

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  • Creativity and Technology at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

    Returning from sunny and festive Anaheim, this year’s location for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, we can step back and look at the week’s events with a broad perspective about all that happened, all that we saw, and all that we heard. The program was punctuated with keynote talks by...

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