About the Center for Next Generation Teaching and Learning
The Center for Next Generation Teaching and Learning was established in 2009, at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information in an effort to promote the development of emerging tools and methods that drive the next generation of teachers and learners toward student-centered education. We collaborate with campuses and institutions, both private and public, to focus research, development, and educational activities that span the academic and industry sides of education technology.
What is Next Generation Teaching and Learning?
Next Generation Teaching and Learning is about capitalizing on the technologies of participation and collaboration that have become predominant experiences in Web 2.0 and using them to support student-centered learning.
The teaching and learning community has been slow to use these technologies in classrooms, often because they require an additional shift in educational paradigms, from instructional, on-the-pulpit styles, to a student-centered, adaptive environment where students can contribute to the educational experience and learn from one another.
The Center for Next Generation Teaching and Learning is led by Dr. Robert Glushko, an Adjunct Professor at the School of Information. Individuals and organizations interested in becoming sponsors or research affiliates are invited to contact us.