• Has Analytics Fallen Into the Trough of Disillusionment?

    Authors: Mike Sharkey & Timothy Harfield In direct contradiction to Betteridge’s Law, we believe the answer is yes. Analytics in higher education is in the trough of disillusionment.  The trough of disillusionment refers to a specific stage of Gartner’s Hype Cycle. It is...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Microcredentials and the Higher Ed Hype Cycle

    Author: Malcolm Brown Remember the good old days? Surely you do. Ah yes, the good old days in higher education—when we spoke of and wrote about disruptive innovation, disintermediation, and re-aggregation with grand abandon. Heady days indeed, where we imagined, right and left, a...

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  • Seeing is Believing: Virtual Reality in Education

    Virtual reality is a futuristic concept that no longer belongs to the future. With several new products hitting the market in recent years, and along with them, a variety of new use cases, virtual reality is an experience that has become more tech novelty than sci-fi fantasy. (Although I think we...

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  • Celebrating XQ Super Schools with NGLC Roots: Brooklyn LAB

    Last month, XQ announced ten winners of its super-competitive $10 million Super School grant program. Half of the winners have NGLC roots: Summit Elevate, Brooklyn LAB Charter High School, Powderhouse Studios, Washington Leadership Academy, and RISE High. We think that’s something to...

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  • Edtech + Academia: Two Worlds Collide?

    Eddie Maloney isn’t the kind of guy who actively seeks out controversy. Yet he recently found himself in the crosshairs of a public debate. The topic: whether or not edtech deserved to be considered an academic discipline, or if it indeed has been for decades. Why? “The conversation...

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  • Celebrating XQ Super Schools with NGLC Roots: RISE High

    Last month, XQ announced ten winners of its super-competitive $10 million Super School grant program. Half of the winners have NGLC roots. We think that’s something to celebrate. This blog series takes a look back at the influence of the leaders behind Summit Elevate, Brooklyn LAB High School...

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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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  • Celebrating XQ Super Schools with NGLC Roots: Washington Leadership Academy

    Last month, XQ announced ten winners of its super-competitive $10 million Super School grant program. Half of the winners have NGLC roots. We think that’s something to celebrate. This blog series takes a look back at the influence of the leaders behind Summit Elevate, Brooklyn LAB High...

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  • Celebrating XQ Super Schools with NGLC Roots: Powderhouse Studios

    Last month, XQ announced ten winners of its super-competitive $10 million Super School grant program. Half of the winners have NGLC roots. We think that’s something to celebrate. As a result of the XQ award, the leaders behind Summit Elevate, Brooklyn LAB High School, Powderhouse Studios...

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  • Going Bold with Next Gen School Design: Measuring Attainment vs. Innovation

    Author: Dr. Elizabeth Freeman This spring, my superintendent and I were fortunate to be guests of Hobson’s at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego, California. We attended an incredible session led by NGLC’s Andy Calkins and Getting Smart’s Tom Vander Ark. During the workshop,...

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