• The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in March

    Innovative Higher Ed Conferencing Dispatching from the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Innovations Conference, Holly Morris discussed the role of relevance in education reform—making high school curriculum relevant to college curriculum, making course options relevant...

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  • What We Learned at Connect: Chicago

    Regular readers of this blog may recall that my NGLC colleague Holly Morris attended the first-ever EDUCAUSE Connect event in Portland last month and blogged about it here. As she noted, the regionally distributed EDUCAUSE professional development events this season include a range of innovations...

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  • Purposefully Re-purposed: College for America Converts a CRM Tool into a Learner-Centered LMS

    Readers of NGLC’s blog are no strangers to Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America (CfA), the remarkably innovative competency-based degree program supported by NGLC that, in spring 2013, became the first such program in the nation to win authorization to offer federal...

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  • Blended Learning Model Types of NGLC Breakthrough Schools

    Next gen schools are incorporating blended learning in their models in order to personalize learning for students. But their choice of how to blend face-to-face and online learning depends on their mission, culture, and learning philosophy. We recently worked with the 27 K-12 breakthrough model...

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  • Where Mission, Market, and Margin Meet is the Sweet Spot for Innovative Business Models

    By: Rick Staisloff, rpkGROUP Higher education as an industry has long focused on the quality of its programs and services.  More recently, institutions have turned their attention to outcomes and student success.  What has been missing from the conversation is an understanding of...

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  • Three Big Ideas from ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest

    Spending four days at the ISKME Big Ideas Fest was the perfect prelude to the New Year with all its resolutions and planning.  Big Ideas Fest convenes education stakeholders including teachers, policy makers, researchers, eduprenuers, students, and funders and engages them in imagining...

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  • Breakthrough Schools Profiles: a guide to Next Gen Learning

    One of the hardest things about engaging in the work of transforming schools is getting a clear picture in your mind about what you’re moving to and why. It can be hard to let go of the familiar and known aspects of the “old-school” school model and intentionally embrace the new...

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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    Editor’s Note: In this monthly series, NGLC staff share their reflections on recent news and reports in the field of next generation learning at the postsecondary level. Over the past month, developments in higher education that caught our attention  included a nationally telecast...

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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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  • NGLC Updates Profiles of 27 Breakthrough Schools

    Last November, NGLC put a set of publications out into the world – very brief, one-page front-back profiles of our newest grantees – and the response was overwhelmingly positive. The publications are a mix of narrative, graphic images, and at-a-glance numbers that give educators a...

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