The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education has adopted a bold plan to make personalized adaptive learning available to as many schools as possible in the region. This plan makes Northeast Ohio one of the nation’s first geographic areas, or possibly the first, to embrace personalized adaptive learning. Northeast Ohio Our Solution is Different What […]

By Robert Briggs President, NOCHE A few years ago, I had the pleasure of spending the day at the MIT Media Lab studying some of the many wondrous experiments. Many were stunning. One claimed to measure a lot about a person based on his or her facial expressions. I was skeptical and remember standing in […]

I asked my big question: What impact will adaptive learning have on your universities in coming years? The four education experts who were sitting on the stage just feet from me are considered some of the top leaders of modern universities. They are men and women who are figuring out the best ways to educate […]

I am in Phoenix attending the ASU+GSV Summit and will be sending in periodic notes and thoughts from the sessions that I attend. Arne Duncan today told a standing room only crowd at the ASU+GSV Summit in Phoenix that technology is an essential tool to leverage access to education and to help millions who are […]

by Rob Briggs I spent much of my career on the “other” side. I was the one evaluating requests for support and acting as a steward for responsible giving. As the former chairman of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the former president of the GAR Foundation, I had the opportunity to […]

From time to time, I’ve used this blog to talk about what other communities are doing to help transform education in their region. I believe that it won’t be long before I’ll be able to talk about what is happening in our region. For now, however, I believe that we can learn a lot by […]

by Rob Briggs, President, NOCHE Michael Horn, the dean of personalized blended learning, was in Ohio last week as a guest of Smarter Schools and his message was nothing short of inspiring. Horn, author of Blended, and other books about how to revolutionize education, encouraged those of us who attended a luncheon with him to […]

by Rob Briggs, President, NOCHE I have been working as president of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education since April and in those few months, I have really gained an education. Please allow me a bit of a brain dump. I have learned about this new method of learning that promises to revolutionize education […]

by Rob Briggs, President, NOCHE One of the nation’s most active groups pushing for adoption of blended learning for classrooms has selected our state as its newest target for investment. The Learning Accelerator, whose goal is to raise and spend $100 million over the next five years to help school districts implement blended learning, is […]