Updated January 2014
With NGLC grant funding awarded in 2012, Altius Education intended to build a robust data-gathering and analytics capability in their Helix learning platform and deploy Helix within their partnership with Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University. Because of significant changes (Tiffin was required by its regional accreditor to close Ivy Bridge College and Altius Education’s assets were acquired by another company), the developments planned with grant funding could not be completed, and Altius Education and NGLC agreed to end its relationship as a grantee in fall 2013.
This publication describes Altius Education's intended model wherein the Helix learning platform would transform courses with its personalized learning narratives which provide a real-world context for course material and continuous actionable feedback via rubrics and student-facing learning analytics. It serves as an archive of the goals and design of the innovative approach, although it is no longer an active project.
The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third wave of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." Each profile describes what makes each model "breakthrough" and offers important information about the instructional and financial models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.
NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org.