• Should Teachers Share Formative Assessment Results in the Classroom?

    Author: Ron Drabkin, Vice President of Marketing, OpenEd Formative assessments have come a long way. Most educators would agree that they are best practice, but historically, they have not been used in the classroom as much as one might think for the following reasons: Formative...

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  • Getting Smart: How K-12 Schools are Powering Personalization

    It’s hardly radical to assume that students differ in the ways they acquire, retain and demonstrate knowledge, but the subject of personalization is what some educators might call a ‘wicked problem.’ Personalized learning remains a pioneering effort -- one that's iterated...

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  • School’s Out for the Summer! Revisiting the Hypotheses Behind Next Gen Learning

    Revisiting the Hypotheses Behind Next Gen Learning Many of NGLC’s school models are based on working hypotheses about how schools might be better designed to meet student needs. As we wrap up this academic year, it’s a good time to reflect on the hypotheses behind next gen learning, so...

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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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  • Personalized & Competency-Based Approaches Shape Learning in Two New Philadelphia High Schools

    Click here to learn how Workshop students have built their own food truck business combining a study of nutrition, economics, communication, and design.     At NGLC, we’re proud of our track record of investing in innovation wherever we find it. To date, roughly 65% of our K...

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  • Competency-Based Approaches in K-12 Schools, Part Two

    In this second post on schools’ approaches to competency-based education (here's the first post), I’m highlighting one NGLC grantee that has committed its model to a larger goal: positive multigenerational change. Read on to learn more about how LA’s USC Hybrid High School is...

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  • The Future is Now: NGLC Grantees Pioneering New Models, Tech in Higher Ed

    When you think of invasive advising, predictive analytics and online assessment and feedback tools, you’re probably reminded of a recent article or blog post on one or more of these subjects. (You are reading the Next Gen Learning blog, after all…)   Or perhaps you’re...

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  • New Orleans Invests in College Readiness

    A snapshot of student success in the nation’s largest K-12 charter market Search for #nolaed, #SeniorShoutOut, or #reachhigher on Twitter, and you’ll stumble upon some very promising exchanges. This year, the city of New Orleans will graduate over 2500 high school seniors...

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  • When Schools Design Their Own EdTech Platform

    Author: Al Motley Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series where Matchbook Learning’s Chief Technology Officer Al Motley examines the process his team is using to design, develop, and launch Spark 2.0, a technology platform that integrates multiple tools to create an ecosystem...

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  • The LMS of the Future: Exploring the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative If you could replace your current LMS with any application or platform you could imagine, what would it look like? Would it be much like what you have now, but with specific improvements and enhancements?  Or would it be...

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