• 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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  • 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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  • Post-Secondary Trending Now: An Impenetrable EdTech ‘Bubble’?

    C’mon, what’s a few million dollars between friends? Sorry to burst your bubble: it appears that the ballooning edtech industry continues to grow even several years after critics predicted its downfall. The claims, reminiscent of the tech boom of the late 90s and early 2000s, weren...

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  • Online Education behind Bars

    By Michelle Weise In early October in New York, three talented and motivated prison inmates from the Bard Prison Initiative inspired the nation by defeating Harvard University’s debate team on the topic of public education for undocumented students. The inmates’ success served as the...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: Digital Content

    Ever wonder which math and ELA digital content your peers rely upon? I did! I scoured each of our NGLC grantees’ profiles and compiled a comprehensive list of digital content by grade cluster with a breakdown by school. This week’s post provides a snapshot of the digital content in use...

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  • Prior Learning Assessment & Competency-Based Education

    “What can you do with what you know?” Competency-based education (CBE) recognizes that learning can happen in many different ways; CBE rewards the demonstration of competency rather than the time spent learning. All students bring a variety of knowledge and skills developed over their...

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  • Confessions of an EdTech Company: Learning to Learn

    Authors: Amara Humphry and Donna Park Ed + Tech ≠ EdTech Ed + Tech = Learning Heidi Haugen is a high school biology teacher. True to her subject, her classroom is alive in all corners. Tanks of salmon eggs, geckos, rodents, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches line the walls. And tucked...

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  • Blended Learning on the Ground: Advice from College Educators

    By: Jennifer Spohrer By now I suspect most college faculty have heard of “blended learning, “hybrid learning,” and “flipped” classes. Some of us have experimented with these approaches ourselves; many more have learned of them indirectly from colleagues, the media,...

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  • Investing in the Explosion of Options in Education & Learning

    By: Michael Staton Time and again, as local institutions transform into dynamic, international markets there is an explosion in variety and a relentless pursuit of more aptly and fully meeting the scales and diversity of demand.  As products and services are uprooted from monopolistic,...

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  • Personalized Learning is Promising

    Last month, the RAND Corporation released interim research findings on personalized learning schools, including schools in the NGLC network. (The other schools are from the Charter School Growth Fund’s Next Generation School Investments, and the Gates Foundation’s Personalized Learning...

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