• Degree-Planning Tools Chart Individual Paths for Student Success

    I remember staring at a list of courses en route to my bachelor’s degree: prerequisites, required courses, electives, and general education credits. It was a Rubik’s cube of many possible combinations that would get me to one place. Or so I thought. In reality, the path I chose was...

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  • Personalized Learning: Using Technology to Improve the Student Experience

    Author: Rosalind Ong de Trevino, Project Coordinator, University of Texas at San Antonio Personalization is a powerful tool; when applied to education, it can improve student success. Students entering higher education bring their own stories and approaches to learning based on their diverse...

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  • Personalizing Higher Ed: A Bold Experiment at ASU

    First-movers and early adopters throughout industry know that innovation rarely—if ever—happens in silos. Within the higher education landscape, Arizona State University (ASU) is no exception to this rule. With a number of first-of-their-kind programs and projects, ASU has made a name...

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  • The ASU/GSV 2016 Conference: Insights from an Eye-Opening Experience

     If there’s one place to find the world’s movers and shakers at the intersection of education and business—specifically, the edtech business—it’s the annual ASU/GSV conference.   Energy and excitement regularly permeate the hallways, sessions and after-...

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  • At-Risk Students: How the Evolution of Data Science is Creating Big (Human) Impact

    As we usher in 2016, big data and greater connectivity continue to offer a tremendous amount of promise across many fields. In education, they can mean the difference between students succeeding or struggling to keep pace in college—or worse, dropping out altogether.   Today, we...

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  • NGLC @E15: Next Gen K-12 Models & Student Success in Higher Ed

    The 2015 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is nearly upon us! If you’re heading to Indy next week, perhaps you’ve sorted out your schedule. Whether you’ve selected your top picks or have yet to compile a list, here is an NGLC-infused itinerary sure to satisfy your interests in next...

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  • Revisiting the Hypotheses Behind Next Gen Learning, Part II

    In my role at NGLC, I often receive questions on the evidence base for next generation learning. Often, skeptics are looking for hard data on the efficacy of our schools. The easy answer is that it is too soon to tell and that schools are too early in the innovation cycle to collect data in...

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  • Wearable Technologies Gain Momentum in Higher Ed

    Thanks to a device on her wrist, a colleague of mine knows when she’s had a restful night’s sleep as opposed to a more fitful one. Chances are, you know someone (or ARE someone) who could say the same. Wearable technologies or ‘wearables,’ as they’re commonly known,...

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  • The 2015 Breakthrough Models Academy: Fresh Thinking for Higher Ed

    The Breakthrough Models Academy is off and running! Is it possible to gather a roomful of higher ed professionals with the expectation that—in one week—they’ll produce a project idea capable of shaking up academia? If the past couple days at the Breakthrough Models Academy are...

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  • Expectations for the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative   A Response to Bloggers' Comments In early May, EDUCAUSE published a white paper that summarized its research on the successor to the learning management system (LMS). We called this the next-generation digital learning...

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