• Adaptive Learning and the Economics of Liberal Arts Colleges

    Author: Ed Finn A Gap in Knowledge Small residential liberal arts colleges use an operational model with a lot of moving parts.  This structure is complex, requiring attention to detail and a deep knowledge of organizational finances and how they intersect.  Understanding the...

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  • Leading Academic Transformation in Real Time

    A roomful of higher education leaders and faculty were gathered around tables. The space was abuzz with conversations, which continued at a quick pace, as all involved participated with a palpable sense of urgency. They were being timed. Like hackathons that have been popularized in startup...

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  • Rethinking Assessment Requires Rethinking Professional Learning

    This post originally appeared on Education Week's Learning Deeply blog on March 28, 2017. What is assessment, really? Having worked in and with schools for more than fifteen years, I thought I basically understood: assessment is how we measure what students know and can do. But a...

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  • Tracking Key Issues in Teaching & Learning: What Matters Most in 2017

    By Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz Since 2011, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) has been tracking key issues for higher education teaching and learning. We solicit input from the full breadth of the teaching and learning community, including faculty members, students, and professionals from the...

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  • The Role of Technology in Next Gen Professional Learning

    As NGLC and its Next Gen Professional Learning Project partners explore all aspects of the professional learning that best enables teachers to work successfully in personalized, next gen learning schools, we are focusing on four related design challenges—innovative practices, scaling...

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  • Next Generation Learning Today: The moving targets of youth development and adult learning in the 21st century

    Youth Development in the 21st Century How Students Thrive: Positive Youth Development in Practice, Springpoint We tend to think of schools as places where students go to gain knowledge and skills. But schools are—first and foremost—places where young people form their identities...

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  • 5 Next Gen Professional Learning Practices Used by Schools Today

    At NGLC, we believe the only way to create lasting change in K–12 education is when educators lead the work. That’s why NGLC and its Next Gen Professional Learning Project partners asked leading educators to guide the field on this question: How can schools and districts moving toward...

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  • Kyle Peck: Predicting the Future of Alternative Credentials

    “We have a distinct opportunity to solve the equity issue in higher education. In place of our current “one-size-fits-all” model, we could offer all a diverse portfolio of programs that could help people become successful.” His eyes may be focused on the horizon, but...

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  • Competency-Based Education Gains Momentum

    This is the second post in a new series reflecting on a variety of both emerging and established areas where K-12 and higher education appear to be at a confluence.   We’re examining competency-based education (CBE), an approach that has been celebrated for its customization and...

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  • Connecting Educators, Learners and Employers through Open Badges

    Imagine that your verified skills and abilities can be securely shared with colleagues, admissions offices, and prospective employers with a single click like we share using Google Docs, Dropbox or MicroSoft Cloud. Technology is evolving to the point where your documented competencies and...

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