• Three Big Ideas from ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest

    Spending four days at the ISKME Big Ideas Fest was the perfect prelude to the New Year with all its resolutions and planning.  Big Ideas Fest convenes education stakeholders including teachers, policy makers, researchers, eduprenuers, students, and funders and engages them in imagining...

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  • NGLC Updates Profiles of 27 Breakthrough Schools

    Last November, NGLC put a set of publications out into the world – very brief, one-page front-back profiles of our newest grantees – and the response was overwhelmingly positive. The publications are a mix of narrative, graphic images, and at-a-glance numbers that give educators a...

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  • Supporting Online Students with an Online Student Commons and Text Chat

    Authors: Alexandra M. Pickett, Maureen Owens, Mike Walker, and Lori Palmer In Yesterday’s post, Larry Dugan joined Alexandra Pickett to introduce a distinctive student support feature of the SUNY Learning Network’s NGLC Wave I Building Blocks for College Completion project, the...

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  • Choosing the right scaling strategy for your school model

    How will you scale? One of the criteria NGLC uses in selecting potential launch (and to a somewhat lesser extent planning) grantees is scalability. NGLC’s interest in affirming this criterion is to see as many students benefit from next generation learning as possible; and, to accelerate...

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  • Wave II Update: Common Core Learning Technologies

    The grant period for NGLC’s second wave of funding recently came to a close. In this Wave II, which we called, “Building Blocks for College Readiness,” NGLC awarded grants for 19 innovative, tech-enabled instruction and assessment materials, which were designed to improve students...

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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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  • In Chicago and elsewhere, a “both-and” strategy expands next gen learning

    I’m excited. Today, I’ll meet 13 school design teams selected by New Schools for Chicago and The Chicago Public Education Fund as part of Breakthrough Schools: Chicago, part of NGLC’s new Regional Fund. Each of the 13 teams will develop a planning grant proposal for a new or...

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  • The Power of Local

    About four years ago, I participated in a Start Up Weekend at my local tech incubator (TechColumbus).  Less than 72 hours later I emerged a changed person: Energized (and a little terrified) at the prospect of launching “Internable” – the new tech-based business opportunity...

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  • Considering a Hybrid Model: CSUN Workshop Convenes Faculty from Across the CSU System

    The colloquial phrase “do the math” can mean more than “figure out what’s obvious.” When it comes to college students’ choices, it often means “increase your chances of finishing a college degree.” Many studies which have examined what needs to change...

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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    Editor’s Note: In this monthly series, NGLC staff share their reflections on recent news and reports in the field of next generation learning at the postsecondary level. This edition looks at research specific to college completion and scaling up educational innovations. Next Generation...

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