• Postsecondary Trending Now: Integrated Planning and Advising Services

    Everyone in an institution of higher education—senior administrators, faculty members, staff in student services and in information technology—is a stakeholder in the success that its students attain by persisting in their courses and, ultimately, completing their credentials. ...

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  • Crowdsourcing Learning in K-12

    Consultancy participants get an insider’s view and offer invaluable advice Autumn is a magical time in New England: the atmosphere is changing, and in the midst of it, schools are entering a rhythm that will influence the rest of the academic year. Walking down the streets of downtown...

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  • A Personalized Learning Approach to Professional Development at Education Achievement Authority

    The Education Achievement Authority of Michigan calls the academic model employed at their schools “student-centered learning.” Perhaps their professional development for teachers—the subject of the latest Next Gen Tools brief—could be categorized as “teacher-centered...

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  • Navigating the new landscape of ed tech, student privacy concerns, and big data

    How do we keep formal education relevant? What can learning analytics tell us about student (and teacher) performance? What about student privacy? With an increased focus on open content, big data, and the ‘Internet of Things’ permeating business and academia, it’s no surprise...

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  • Next Gen Schools Thriving in Detroit

    By: Staff from Getting Smart   Editor’s Note: NGLC partnered up with CEE-Trust to host a “Detroit Study Tour” (in November!) that served in part as a convening of NGLC Breakthrough School Models grantees. Grantees representing 28 funded school models were brought together...

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  • Lessons for Launching a Breakthrough Model School

    At last week’s iNACOL conference, four leaders of NGLC-funded breakthrough schools shared lessons learned from their Year One launch of a new personalized, competency-based, blended learning school. The panel included Louise Waters of Leadership Public Schools, Oliver Sicat of USC Hybrid High...

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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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  • E2Coach: Customized Support for Learning Success

    By Madeline Huberth Our world is becoming increasingly personalized. Online shopping, search, social media, and movie services make tailored suggestions based on your behavioral data and the data of others. For instance, Netflix personalizes recommendations to its 36.3 million subscribers by a...

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  • Beyond Clickers: Increasing Student Learning through 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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  • Lessons Learned: Engaging Students Deeply as Project Partners

    Author: A. Daniel Johnson Senior Lecturer in Biology, Wake Forest University, and Founder of The Adapa Project Educational innovators must answer many questions for their target students: what do they already know? What tools do they need to be successful learners? What strategies will best...

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