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Building Blocks for College Completion: Learning Analytics
September 19, 2013

Six projects awarded grants by Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) in its first funding wave, “Building Blocks for College Completion,” sought to develop specific tools for learning an…

The Physics and Meaning of Flight: A Case Study in Student-Centered Learning Across Institutions
October 7, 2013

Key Takeaways The U.S. Air Force Academy and Colorado College, a small, private liberal arts institution, collaborated on a physics course on aircraft design with students from b…

Progress Report: NGLC Learning Analytics Projects
September 23, 2013

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, …

Trending Now: Recent News in the Postsecondary World of Next Generation Learning
September 16, 2013

Let’s call this month’s review of recent news and reports…eclectic. First, I take a look at the plan President Obama put forth in his college affordability bus tour two weeks ago. After tha…

Trending Now: Recent News in the Postsecondary World of Next Generation Learning
August 23, 2013

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 …

Breakthrough Models Incubator Kicks Off Aided by Design Thinking
August 2, 2013

The inaugural cohort of the Breakthrough Models Incubator convened in Seattle last week to begin work on their collective goal. It’s an ambitious undertaking. They are seeking to do nothing…

What We Learned at the Inaugural Breakthrough Models Academy
July 24, 2013

“What a week!” That was what one member of the inaugural Breakthrough Models Academy   posted to the group listserv as the participants dispersed. We had just spent an intensive week toge…

RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning
June 10, 2013

This toolkit from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is for K-12 district, charter, and school leaders to use in the ve…

Northern Arizona Wins Regional Accreditor’s Approval for Personalized Learning Program
June 7, 2013

It’s all systems go, at last: Northern Arizona University, one of the ten institutions presently developing breakthrough degree programs with NGLC support, recently got the gree…

Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education
April 23, 2013

The shifting forces challenging higher education, both within and outside the academy, have dominated countless newspaper headlines and led to a flurry of new books and research discussing trend…