• Student as Designer: Making EdTech that Increases Student Success

    Author: Judith A. Pirani Last week, I wrote about ways to support and engage faculty in order to successfully implement a tech-enabled innovation designed to promote student success. This week, I focus on students. "Involving undergraduates extensively in [BioBook’s] development...

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  • Marketing Non-Traditional Programs in K-12 and Higher Ed

      Authors: Dalia Hochman and Holly Morris Recently, Ranjan Daniels of Five Tool Learning hosted a webinar for Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) teams on marketing new programs. Holly Morris (Higher Education) and Dalia Hochman (K-12) scan the education spectrum and offer thoughts on...

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  • New Data Tool Displays Struggles, Mastery of Common Core

    Today, NGLC released the final brief in our Next Gen Tools series. By reading it, you can learn about Spark, a data integration tool created in-house at Merit Prep, a Newark, NJ charter school run by grantee Matchbook Learning (formerly Touchstone Education). Below, author Jodi Lewis describes so...

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  • New Book Outlines 7 Keys to Smart Cities

    *Reposted with permission from GettingSmart.com. Author: Tom Vander Ark The last two decades illustrate the benefits and shortcomings of policy-driven efforts at improving education. Federal and state policymakers have attempted to make improvements to the schools we inherited. While a few...

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  • Investing in Personalized Learning Strategies to Improve College Student Outcomes

    By Jason Palmer, Deputy Director Postsecondary Success Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation My passion for education has been a constant throughout my life, starting with my father, who was principal at my high school in upstate New York, and later the superintendent of Albany Public Schools....

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  • Beyond Student-Teacher Ratios: How Breakthrough Schools Invest in Human Capital

    Authors: Scott Milam and Shannon Crotty, Afton Partners How do personalized learning schools plan to use human capital resources? This series of blog posts will explore trends and raise questions to explore as NGLC breakthrough model schools gain additional experience launching, and...

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  • 7 Ways to Use Tech to Improve College Student Success

    Educational attainment, academic achievement, student persistence, learning and development, and college completion. The success of college students is getting more attention these days with rising expectations, greater accountability (yet shrinking budgets), and dismal statistics, like this one:...

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  • The Road to College & Career

    Author: Jodi Lewis The Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy in Sacramento, California Driving Classroom Learning Through Applied Technology Readying students for college and career has been the focal point of K-12 education reform in recent years, and many new efforts feature...

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  • U-Pace & Learning Analytics: Translating LMS Data into Successful Instructional Interventions

    Author: Dr. Diane Reddy, Professor of Psychology Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Educators at colleges and universities across the United States are enhancing instructional practices through learning analytics, thanks to the...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Data-Driven Analytics

    In one of my former professional lives, I spent nearly a decade as a leadership coach. Much of my time was devoted to helping clients make decisions both big and small.  Over the course of that career, I came to the conclusion that the best decisions take into account three things: values, gut...

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