• Down the Rabbit Hole? 3 Key Takeaways for Higher Ed Business Models

    Steve Jobs referred to them as ‘the crazy ones’ -- those who aren’t fond of rules, and have no respect for the status-quo. I get what he was talking about. In my work at EDUCAUSE, I’ve been fortunate to meet some of these fascinating people: those who are innovating (or...

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  • A New Tool for Mapping Your Next Gen School

    Authors: Stef Blouin, NGLC & Nicole Falcone, 2Revolutions The number of components to consider when it comes to designing and implementing next generation learning environments can seem overwhelming. How do you design a school centered around student learning that is personalized, flexible...

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  • The Future of Learning Environments in Higher Education

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative It’s been nearly a year since EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) published its research report on Next-Generation Digital Learning environments (NGDLE). Since then, the teaching and learning community has embraced many of its...

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  • Kyle Bowen: Robot Writers, Open Education, and the Future of Edtech

    Beware journalists, academicians and book publishers: an intelligent Wikipedia is coming for you. That might not be the exact warning Kyle Bowen, director of educational technology services at Penn State, would offer to the media. But it isn’t too far from the capabilities he’s been...

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  • LEAP Innovations’ Phyllis Lockett Explains Why Personalized Learning Matters

    In a recent Op-Ed in The Hechinger Report, Phyllis Lockett explains why the distinction between personalized learning and blended learning is important. Lockett is the founder and CEO of LEAP Innovations, a NGLC Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools partner in Chicago. “By now, almost...

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  • Behind the Scenes of the 2016 Higher Ed NMC Horizon Report

    Trends, challenges, and new technologies: you may have seen the headlines from the NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition: These are the influences that are pushing, pulling, and shaping technology adoption related to teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in higher...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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