• The Foundations of Next Generation Learning - Essential Resources

    NGLC’s Sarah Luchs recently talked with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute as part of the organization’s Multiple Viewpoints podcast series. She describes the research and field base that informs the design and results of the school models in the NGLC network, particularly...

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  • How Blended Learning Can Support Student Agency

    Blended learning can lead to student agency when it gives students choices about what, where, when, and how they learn. For a better understanding of what student agency is and what it looks like in school-based learning, see my first post in this series, How Next Gen Learning Can Support Student...

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  • MyWays #3: Assessment Design as Integrated as Your Definition of Student Success

    Note: The toolbox of MyWays resources is in beta form, available for pilot-testing. These resources will be refined and new tools will be added, based on user feedback, later this spring, along with a summary of the research supporting the MyWays project. This blog post on MyWays provides...

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  • MyWays #2: Learning Design as Rich as Your Definition of Student Success

    Note: The toolbox of MyWays resources is in beta form, available for pilot-testing. These resources will be refined and new tools will be added, based on user feedback, later this spring, along with a summary of the research supporting the MyWays project. Today’s MyWays blog post...

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  • MyWays: The Three Steps Needed to Achieve the Big Leap into Next Gen Learning

    Note: This is the first blog in a series on MyWays. Part 2 addresses learning design and Part 3 focuses on assessment design. The toolbox of MyWays resources is in beta form, available for pilot-testing. These resources will be refined and new tools will be added, based on user feedback, later this...

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  • Comprehensive Learner Records and Personalized Learning Plans

    It’s no secret that grades on a transcript don’t capture what a student actually learns in college. Traditional transcripts offer just the facts: a course name, a final grade, the number of credits earned, a cumulative grade point average. The limitations of the transcript are...

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  • How Next Gen Learning Can Support Student Agency

    Student agency is one of the reasons why next gen learning looks and feels different from traditional instructional practices. Despite the best of intentions, whole group instruction that is teacher-centered or curriculum-centered tends to ignore the agency of individual students to own their...

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  • Set the Stage for Personalized Learning in Your Classroom

    On NGLC’s Personalized Learning topics page, we state, “In an education model where students are truly at the center, learning is tailored to individual students' strengths, needs, and personal interests. Learning opportunities take into account existing knowledge, skills, and...

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  • Bay Blends Advance Personalized Learning

    Author: Tom Vander Ark This blog post originally appeared on GettingSmart.com. Earlier this month we visited seven Bay Area schools from our elementary and secondary schools worth visiting lists. When it comes to innovation, the Bay Area is a great place to see a wide range of schools doing...

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  • Students Design, Tinker, Create and Discover through Maker-based Learning

    Yes, I made that! What are you making? This little phrase is having a big impact on how students and teachers think about and engage in learning. At the core of the maker movement and its signature festival events is a desire to design, tinker, create, and discover. Maker Faires and creativity...

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