• Tanya Joosten: Bringing Rigorous Academic Research to Online Learning

    Online learning is widely employed by higher ed institutions of all Carnegie classifications. It’s no mystery why: online programs benefit students of all demographic backgrounds; they are incredibly cost effective, and they add gravitas to an institution’s commitment to accessibility...

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  • Exploring Meaningful Measures of Accountability

    By Kristen Eshleman and Shireen Campbell   Assessing the quality of and accounting for the value of a college degree are hot topics in US higher education policy. Both the introduction of the EQUIP program and the recent proposed rule for federal loan forgiveness demonstrate that the...

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  • This Month in Next Generation Learning

    In the Words of Students Transforming Rural K-12 Education Through Blended Learning: Student Perspectives, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute “... I thought it was fun just to be able to go and search about these different battles and learning new things you probably wouldn...

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  • 5 Technologies Impacting the Future of Learning Assessment

    Author: Bernard Bull   When I first made the move into higher education, I spent five years leading a center to help faculty improve learning outcomes in their classrooms. It was common for new faculty members to come to me after the first year of teaching, disappointed at student...

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  • Teachers! Your Next Big Role! “Research Collaborator”

    This post originally appeared on the ETR blog. By Shannon Campe, ETR   I’m an educational researcher and a teacher. I recruit and work with teachers for classroom-based and after-school programs that are part of research projects. If you are a teacher, I have something I ...

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  • Reimagining Grantmaking as Collective Learning

    Two weeks ago, my NGLC colleagues and I found ourselves in a windowless basement room behind a locked door, with no idea how to escape, and exactly one hour to figure it out. No, it wasn’t a next generation assessment of collaborative problem solving (though maybe it should be?). It was a...

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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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  • Incubating the Next Big Idea: The University of Michigan’s Digital Innovation Greenhouse

    Few can deny that big changes are afoot in higher education. The (still rather new) 21st century has already demonstrated the myriad ways in which education is capable of changing, thanks to novel technologies, ever-more-sophisticated infrastructure, and a willingness to reinvent curricula, course...

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  • Getting Better at...Getting Better in Education

    Every educator I know is committed to getting better. Period. I’ve never visited a school that doesn’t have an improvement plan, strategic plan, or transformation plan of some sort. If we take the goal of improvement as a constant in our field, then the question becomes: how do we...

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