• Next Gen Learning at Summit Basecamp

    Summer is a time of deep learning for all educators. In July, Summit Public Schools hosted a two-week training for the 21 schools that have been accepted into the first Summit Basecamp cohort. The group of schools who journeyed to Summit hail from five geographic regions across the U.S. Three-...

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  • 5 Best Practices For Reimagining Professional Learning This Year

    Investing in people is critical if the promise of next gen learning is to be realized. It’s educators who help create and enable personalization. Educators put technology to use. Educators co-design and co-operatively manage learning environments (along with students, parents and other...

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  • Alternative Credential Adoption in Higher Ed

    Nanodegrees. Microcredentials. Digital badging. Whatever you might call them, various types of alternative credentials have gone mainstream in many areas outside of academia. Professional associations, industry organizations, and nonprofits have embraced them as a way for members and patrons to...

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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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  • 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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