• How Misconceptions About Competency Education Could Undermine Equity

    Author: Chris Sturgis This post originally appeared on CompetencyWorks. For several years, the fields of personalized learning, competency-based education, and blended learning were having definitional issues with the terms often being used either synonymously or to describe very discrete...

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  • Addressing Equity Issues in Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

    Author: Chris Sturgis This post originally appeared on CompetencyWorks. Innovators and early adopters of competency education want to do right by kids. This means being empowered to make decisions that are based on the educational and developmental needs of students – not responding...

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  • Measuring Success of Innovative School Practices

    Authors: Dalia Hochman and Saro Mohammed Both of our organizations—NGLC and The Learning Accelerator (TLA)—support educators working to bring new ideas to schools. We may call these ideas different things such as  “personalized learning”’ or “blended...

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  • Degree-Planning Tools Chart Individual Paths for Student Success

    I remember staring at a list of courses en route to my bachelor’s degree: prerequisites, required courses, electives, and general education credits. It was a Rubik’s cube of many possible combinations that would get me to one place. Or so I thought. In reality, the path I chose was...

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  • School’s Out for the Summer! Next Gen Educators Share Reflections on Learning

    The end of the year is a natural time for educators to pause and reflect.  Reflection depends on careful observation and analysis of practice as well as experimentation with innovative ideas and strategies. By sharing learning transparently and publicly, the community of educators can learn...

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  • Personalized Learning: Using Technology to Improve the Student Experience

    Author: Rosalind Ong de Trevino, Project Coordinator, University of Texas at San Antonio Personalization is a powerful tool; when applied to education, it can improve student success. Students entering higher education bring their own stories and approaches to learning based on their diverse...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Are Teaching & Learning Publications a Crystal Ball for Higher Ed?

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Those of us engaged in support of postsecondary teaching and learning (T&L) face a sometimes bewildering array of possible options and directions. We find ourselves constantly asking questions, such as “should we invest in...

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  • Personalizing Professional Learning for Teachers As Your Organization Grows

    Cornerstone Charter Schools was an early adopter of blended learning, and the charter network’s understanding of personalized learning has evolved over the past four years alongside the ways that our collective understanding of next gen learning strategies has matured. To support a shift...

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  • 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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  • Next Generation Learning Recap: May 2016

    What’s going on in K-12 next generation learning? Here are some news items and good reads to keep you in the know. Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers, iNACOL “New models demand personalized professional development for teachers to prepare for the shift in pedagogy and...

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