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  • Sloan-C Adopts New Name: Online Learning Consortium

    Sloan-C Adopts New Name: Online Learning Consortium

    Attendees at the recent Blended Learning Conference in Denver, or those following its very active Twitter feed (#Blend14) were greeted with a new face and name for what has for 22 years been the Sloan Consortium. Faculty, staff and administrators working in online higher education in the last decade or two have likely referenced the […]

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  • 3 Big Questions with Phil Komarny

    3 Big Questions with Phil Komarny

    In this episode of 3 Big Questions we visit with Robots and Pencils CEO, USA Phil Komarny. 3 Big Questions is a recurring feature in the Civitas Learning Space. Access the Archives to see previous conversations with thought leaders from across higher education.   Question 1 You banked pretty heavily on the effectiveness of an iPad […]

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  • OnRamps: Accelerating Success

    OnRamps: Accelerating Success

    Like many universities across the country, The University of Texas at Austin is seeing a misalignment between what high schools students think they need to know to be prepared to succeed in university work, and the reality of what it’s really going to take. “We see far too many students come into UT Austin who […]

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  • Addressing the Wicked Challenges in Higher Ed

    Addressing the Wicked Challenges in Higher Ed

      Dr. Larry Johnson currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium, an international not-for-profit consortium dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. He routinely brings visionaries and thought leaders from across the globe together to define and explore new ways of thinking about and using technology, and […]

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  • Hoot.me: Turning Social Networks into Knowledge Networks

    Hoot.me: Turning Social Networks into Knowledge Networks

      When Gaurav Sanghani, Sid Upadhyay, and Michael Koetting enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin, they knew they wanted to explore the university’s robust opportunities for entrepreneurs. What they didn’t know was that the thing that would lead to their business plan taking hold and creating a successful start-up would be lodged in […]

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  • Webinar Series

    Webinar Series

    As part of our commitment to create a vibrant community that is Learning Together™, Civitas Learning will be offering a webinar series starting in May 2014. We look forward to integrating the voices and insights from our Pioneer Partners and others in the field as the series progresses. Feel free to email your suggested topics […]

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  • Learning Brief: Austin Community College

    Learning Brief: Austin Community College

    As part of its promise to create a community of practice that is Learning Together™, Civitas Learning will highlight the early work of its Pioneer Partner institutions in periodic Learning Briefs, sharing new ideas, platform and application implementations, and iterations that work toward a shared goal of helping a million more students a year graduate […]

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  • Predictive Analytics: Reading Resources

    Predictive Analytics: Reading Resources

    Many higher education institutions have widespread student success initiatives. Unfortunately, these often occur without an infrastructure to understand what among those interventions and innovations is working, and for whom. A growing number of leaders in higher education are turning to predictive analytics to bring together their disparate systems of information and data storage. By exploring […]

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  • ACC, Morehouse and UT System at SXSWedu

    ACC, Morehouse and UT System at SXSWedu

    Leaders from Austin Community College, Morehouse College and University of Texas System recently presented at SXSWedu, discussing Analytics and Student Success Innovation in Higher Education. The team at SXSWedu has produced a 13-minute video clip from that 50-minute session. Moderated by Civitas Learning Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder Mark Milliron, the group explored ways advanced analytics […]

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  • Pioneer Partners

    Pioneer Partners

    At Civitas Learning™, we intentionally began our work by focusing on a select group of universities and colleges. These diverse Pioneer institutions all share a commitment to innovations in student success. All of them use data and analytics to guide their efforts. These pioneers make up the next phase of leaders that will help guide […]

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  • Rio Salado Aims to Make Analytics the Backbone of the College

    Rio Salado Aims to Make Analytics the Backbone of the College

    Rio Salado has long been recognized for its innovative approach to student engagement and success. Serving more than 40,000 students, predominantly working adults, Rio Salado offers extensive online learning, dozens of collaborative workforce development partnerships, accelerated formats and frequent start dates (every Monday). “Our mission is to astonish our customers,” said Interim Vice President for […]

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  • Insight and Action Analytics in Student Success Initiatives

    Insight and Action Analytics in Student Success Initiatives

    Civitas Learning recently hosted a pre-institute workshop at DREAM 2014: The Achieving the Dream Annual Institute on Student Success. We are sharing information from that workshop with the Civitas Learning Space community.   About the Workshop This workshop took an in-depth look at an analytics strategy for student success initiatives.   Presenters Charles Thornburgh, Laura […]

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  • Pioneer Institutions Attend Civitas Learning Inaugural Summit

    Pioneer Institutions Attend Civitas Learning Inaugural Summit

    In early February, a diverse group of forward-thinking education leaders from more than 20 institutions arrived in Austin from across the United States and Mexico, representing their more than 260 campuses and 1 million students from two-and four-year, small rural and urban elite, for-profit and state-assisted non-profit colleges, universities and systems. The presidents, vice presidents, […]

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  • Case Study: University of Maryland University College

    Case Study: University of Maryland University College

    From Insight to Action A case study on using predictive analytics to impact student outcomes. Executive Summary As a leader in higher education focused on the unique needs of adult learners, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has long been a pioneer in the area of learning analytics. Working from this foundation of continued innovation, […]

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  • Big Ideas Fest: Transforming Education in a Festival of Ideas

    Big Ideas Fest: Transforming Education in a Festival of Ideas

    Each December, education stakeholders gather at Half Moon Bay for a three-day immersion into creative collaboration with a goal to transform K-20 education. ISKME’s (The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education) annual event Big Ideas Fest includes keynotes and RapidFire Talks with thought leaders hitting hard on important change points in education. […]

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  • Courageous Commitment to Change Dev Ed

    Courageous Commitment to Change Dev Ed

    “The biggest lesson we have after ten years of empirical evidence in Developmental Education is this: there is little to no association with what we’ve been doing and college completion.” -  Michael Lawrence Collins, Associate Vice President, Postsecondary Policy at Jobs for the Future. Exploring and Embracing New Models It takes a special kind of courage and […]

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