GLC to Present Draft White Paper to APLU Member Presidents and Chancellors

The Global Learning Council (GLC) will present its draft white paper regarding technology-enhanced learning (TEL) and the sharing of learning data to the Association of Public and Land-grant University (APLU) member presidents and chancellors on June 18, 2015.

The paper, “Technology-Enhanced Learning: Best Practices and Data Sharing in Higher Education,” is the result of the council’s work following its inaugural meeting in September 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA, during which the GLC identified the need for common principles and sources of information around best practices in the design and adoption of TEL environments and tools, as well as a common framework for sharing learning data in higher education. The draft white paper offers nine specific recommendations for the implementation of best practices in TEL and sharing learning data.

The draft was previously presented in April 2015 to the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is available for public comment. Institutions are invited to submit information about their own activities that exemplify the best practice recommendations suggested by the GLC.  Submissions will be compiled and referenced on the GLC website and final paper, which is being targeted for release at the end of 2015 or early 2016.

Global Learning Council To Hold Inaugural Meeting in Pittsburgh, Sept. 4-5, 2014

Chaired by Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh, GLC Aims
To Improve Learning Outcomes for All Students

PITTSBURGH—The Global Learning Council (GLC) will hold its inaugural meeting and symposium on the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, Sept. 4-5, 2014. Established last November, the GLC is a virtual organization composed of leaders from academia, industry and nonprofit sectors who are committed to developing standards, ethics and protocols that promote collaboration and best practices for deploying technology-enhanced learning.

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New Council to Develop Standards, Best Practices for Online Learning

Carnegie Mellon University is convening a high-powered consortium of educators, researchers, and technology-company executives that will spearhead efforts to develop standards and promote best practices in online education.

The Global Learning Council—to be led by Carnegie Mellon’s president, Subra Suresh—will also look for ways to leverage education-technology resources and disseminate data in an education landscape that some think is being turned on its head.

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