• Postsecondary Trending Now: It Takes a Village (Make That a City)

    Institutions of postsecondary education aren’t islands, and they can’t pull off the completion agenda in ivory-tower isolation. In recognition of this, cities are joining forces with the colleges and universities that call them home in “Community Partnerships for Attainment,...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Unbundling

    Until the last decade or two, “going to college” was shorthand for sitting in classrooms several times a week, course by course and semester by semester, for two to four years, and endeavoring to understand the material covered well enough to pass the tests. Taking center stage in each...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Top Ten IT Issues for 2015

    The lists appear predictably each December and January: the top ten news stories of the year, the top ten films of 2014, the top ten predictions for 2015. While these collections appear in media of every stripe, one in particular carries implications for next-gen postsecondary education and its...

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  • Active, Self-paced, Data-driven Learning Leads to Stronger Student Outcomes

    By Judith A. Pirani “U Do the Math requires a change in student culture, because [students] are required to work during class. Outside of the classroom, students go to the math lab for individual assistance. While this increase in engagement is uncomfortable for many students at first,...

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  • Is Technology a Natural Enabler of Student Success?

    Author: Judith A. Pirani Technology is already integral to students’ higher education experience, but is it a natural enabler of student success? In this post, I share what I learned from my NGLC-related research about how an innovation enabled by technology fits with best practices for...

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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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  • 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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  • New Report: Insights on the Work of NGLC Deeper Learning Postsecondary Grantees

    Deeper learning, It’s right up there with motherhood and apple pie on the virtue scale. But what does this appealing term actually connote? And how do those who see it as a critical component of next generation learning know whether or not it has occurred?  They may not have been...

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  • Colleges’ Innovation Focused on Student Success

    Innovation’s not just a one-time thing for the colleges and universities in the NGLC community. Keeping an eye on these institutions over time, we see that they continue to innovate, win acclaim, and influence their local climates as well, all with a goal of advancing student success. Here...

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  • What We Learned at the Open Learning Analytics Summit

    “Open learning analytics” may not be the hot topic at your next cocktail party, but it was the cornerstone of passionate engagement for a group of academic technologists who gathered in Indianapolis last weekend for the Open Analytics Summit. And it is a vitally important element in...

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