• Design Thinking, NGLC Style

    Design thinking is a strategy for problem solving, which is what innovation is all about, isn’t it? Next week, I will facilitate a session at EDUCAUSE Connect: Baltimore called Using Design Thinking to Help Your Campus Consider a Breakthrough. There are two core features of design thinking...

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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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  • NGLC Learning Analytics Projects

    Think of learning analytics as the warning lights of online learning’s dashboard – that gleaming assemblage of dials and icons that alerts a driver at once if gas in the tank is running low, a door is open, or the cooling system isn’t working. Learning analytics makes it possible...

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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    Summer – at least in theory – offers us opportunities to step back, think about the big picture, and consider some of those analyses that have been published in recent months. In that spirit of summertime reflection, here is my take on a few thought-provoking reports that have crossed...

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  • Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI): Impacting Student Success

    Author: Josh Baron The Open Academic Analytics Initiative’s (OAAI) mission can be summarized by one number: 38%.  Of students starting bachelors’ degrees at four-year institutions in 2004, only 38% completed their degree in four years (see http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d11/...

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  • What We Learned at the Sloan C Blended Learning Conference

    Convergence in downtown Milwaukee this week went beyond beer and brats: the tenth-anniversary edition of the Sloan Blended Learning Conference and Workshop brought together faculty members, researchers, administrators, and instructional designers most directly concerned with the ways in which they...

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  • Beyond Clickers: Increasing Student Learning though In-class Polling using Web-enabled Devices

    Author: Bill Junkin, Eckerd College The research is in, and it shows that in-class polling can greatly increase student learning.* Maybe this happens because students are more involved, or because discussion with peers helps them, or because instructors can find out when to move to new material...

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  • Increasing Teacher Engagement: Digital Resources for Algebraic Reasoning (Part 2)

    By: Deborah Ives, Lead Content Advisor, Get the Math Support for NGLC: Building Deeper Learning Competencies In our last post, we shared our NGLC project, Get the Math, a flexible digital resource with an approach that allows learners to take ownership over the learning process, completing...

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  • Increasing Teacher Engagement: Digital Resources for Algebraic Reasoning (Part 1)

    By: Deborah Ives, Lead Content Advisor, Get the Math Support for NGLC: Building Deeper Learning Competencies The U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan 2010 report, “Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology,” called for empowering...

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  • Leveraging analytics to study and improve learning

    By Timothy McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Michigan Editor’s Note: In this guest post, Tim McKay describes how the University of Michigan is using data and student and faculty feedback to tailor support to students. E2Coach received a Wave I grant...

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