• Moving Towards Next Gen Learning

    *Reposted with permission from GettingSmart.com Raise your hand if you have uttered any of the following phrases in the past week: Blended learning Competency-based learning Personalized learning Digital learning Online learning Connected learning Deeper...

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  • Supporting Online Students with an Online Student Commons and Text Chat

    Authors: Alexandra M. Pickett, Maureen Owens, Mike Walker, and Lori Palmer In Yesterday’s post, Larry Dugan joined Alexandra Pickett to introduce a distinctive student support feature of the SUNY Learning Network’s NGLC Wave I Building Blocks for College Completion project, the...

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  • In the SUNY Learning Network, Learning Concierges Smooth the Way

    Authors: Alexandra Pickett and Larry Dugan If you’ve stayed at a hotel in a strange city and sought restaurant recommendations, tickets, or even a local map from the knowledgeable individual at that prominent desk in the lobby, you’re familiar with the help a concierge can offer....

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  • To Market a New Degree Program, Start with the Learner

    This week we’ve been sharing what the Wave IIIb grantees  heard from experts about issues they identified as key to their efforts when the group convened recently in Anaheim. (As a reminder, Wave IIIb grantees are the institutions and organizations NGLC funded in 2012 to implement...

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  • For WGU and Other Breakthrough Models, Competency Means Rethinking Assessment

    NGLC’s Wave IIIb grantees, funded in 2012 to implement breakthrough models for college completion, convened in mid-October to share celebrations and challenges of their first year of implementation. But the agenda went beyond networking and trading war stories. Breaking new ground to improve...

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  • NGLC Releases Updated Profiles of Postsecondary Grantees

    One year ago, NGLC announced the grant recipients of its “Breakthrough Models for College Completion” funding wave (fondly referred to here as Wave IIIb). The ten pioneering institutions of higher education that were selected for funding set out to redefine the ways in which students...

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  • NGLC Learning Analytics Projects

    Think of learning analytics as the warning lights of online learning’s dashboard – that gleaming assemblage of dials and icons that alerts a driver at once if gas in the tank is running low, a door is open, or the cooling system isn’t working. Learning analytics makes it possible...

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  • Considering a Hybrid Model: CSUN Workshop Convenes Faculty from Across the CSU System

    The colloquial phrase “do the math” can mean more than “figure out what’s obvious.” When it comes to college students’ choices, it often means “increase your chances of finishing a college degree.” Many studies which have examined what needs to change...

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  • What We Learned at the Sloan C Blended Learning Conference

    Convergence in downtown Milwaukee this week went beyond beer and brats: the tenth-anniversary edition of the Sloan Blended Learning Conference and Workshop brought together faculty members, researchers, administrators, and instructional designers most directly concerned with the ways in which they...

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  • It’s Time for The Next Big Advance: Comparable Growth Measures

    By: Tom Vander Ark Editor’s Note: Over the course of this summer and fall, NGLC will explore K-12 competency-based learning through a set of blog posts by grantees, guests, and staff. These posts will address key elements that go into a successful school model that incorporates competency-...

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