Technology is necessary but not sufficient to change learning outcomes for students.
BiographyNancy Millichap is a program officer with the EDUCAUSE initiative Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC). NGLC makes grants aimed at dramatically increasing college readiness and completion through applied technology. Nancy is among the nationally distributed members of the EDUCAUSE staff, working from her home office in Saline, Michigan.
Before joining EDUCAUSE in 2011, she worked at the intersection of technology and learning in several other contexts: the humanities division at Dartmouth College, colleges and universities in Indiana collaborating to use data networks in the early days of online courses, small colleges in the Midwest sharing instructional technology resources, and liberal arts colleges nationally integrating professional development for faculty and staff to use technology effectively in the academic program. She completed her undergraduate degree in education at Shippensburg University and received the M.A. in English from Middlebury College.
iPASS projects have a strong relationship with the concept of personalized learning, with its goal of employing technology to tailor the experience of higher education so that it closely fits each learner's goals, needs, strengths, and challenges.
Six months in, colleges participating in the iPASS program are preparing for institution-wide change to reframe their advising services and academic advisor roles.