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Trending Now: Recent News in the Postsecondary World of Next Generation Learning
January 7, 2014

Near the end of 2013, developments in higher education that caught our attention  included a nationally telecast meeting in Washington on competency-based education at community colleges and a r…

DANVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: BATE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND DANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
November 13, 2013

Revised April 2015 This small district south of Lexington, KY is completely redesigning its only middle school and high school by adopting a competency-based blended learning model. Pers…

And the Winners of the Breakthrough Models Academy Competition Were…All Twelve Teams
October 31, 2013

CloudU … ClassMob … U.Belong … WIL Academy …  MapEd … Silicon Valley ed-tech startups, perhaps? In fact, these –and five other designs—are creations of the change agents who emer…

Creativity and Technology at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
October 24, 2013

Returning from sunny and festive Anaheim and the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Next Generation Learning Challenges staff can step back and look at the week’s events with our own next generation l…

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…