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  • The NGDLE: We Are the Architects

    In April 2017 the next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) celebrated its two-year anniversary. The shift to a component-based NGDLE approach allows us all to adopt an architect's perspective and continue our work to design the learning environments we want and need.

  • What Is the Next Generation?

    If we want to see our digital learning environments evolve quickly and in a particular direction, we need to understand what evolution means. What are the generational changes that have happened so far, and what were the drivers for those changes?

  • Tearing Down Walls to Deliver on the Promise of Edtech

    Working toward the full implementation of the NGDLE framework not only will allow the edtech industry to cement the powerful role that technology can play in solving our efficiency and effectiveness issues but also will enable us to achieve an immensely positive impact on education at large.

  • The Origins of Innovation in the Edtech Ecosystem

    The learning management system as we have known it is fading in its importance. Supplanting it are hundreds of tools and innovations, created by a plethora of vendors, institutions, students, and instructors in a frothy, bubbling world known as the edtech ecosystem.

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  • Next Steps for the NGDLE

    Whether the next steps for the NGDLE are evolutionary or revolutionary, the development of the next generation of digital learning environments will require hard work from and contributions by all of us in the higher education community.

  • Six Steps to Innovation

    • by Ronald Machtley
    • July 3, 2017
    • Leadership
    • In Print

    Everyone wants an "innovative business model," but what does that mean for higher education? How can we create a culture focused on encouraging innovative teaching and giving students the skills they need to become innovators?

  • Acceleration: A Degree-Completion Strategy for Online Adult Students

    As online programs continue to be an increasingly popular means of improving adult students' access to a college education, online student success strategies such as acceleration—and the technologies required to support them—will continue to be a significant area of focus for higher education institutions.

  • Globalization, Open Access, and the Democratization of Knowledge

    • by Harrison W. Inefuku
    • July 3, 2017
    • E-Content
    • In Print
    • Editors' Pick

    Efforts to fully globalize and democratize information demand intentional efforts to involve and center perspectives that traditional forms of communication have marginalized. Information professionals and the systems they create must proactively attend to developing equitable and inclusive information systems.

  • Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms

    • by Chris Gilliard
    • July 3, 2017
    • New Horizons
    • In Print
    • Editors' Pick

    If higher education is to "save the web," we need to let students envision that something else is possible, and we need to enact those practices in classrooms. We must envision, with students, new ways to exist online.

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