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The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, in collaboration with policymakers, education leaders, practitioners, business leaders and other partners from throughout the state, is developing the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan to continue and accelerate North Carolina’s progress. To learn more about the plan and view the latest policy briefs, please visit http://ncdlplan.fi.ncsu.edu Example of Recent Product(s) AEA...

Map of Golden LEAF Essential Skill Grantee Locations   The Friday Institute Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Group at NC State University in conjunction with College of Education Workforce Development faculty and the North Carolina Community College System provide evaluation and capacity building services for the Essential Skills in Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, an $11 million grant funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation (Golden...

The U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with the Department of Education developed the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program to provide eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver 2-year career training programs that prepare program participants for employment in specialized fields. In April 2013 the Mission Critical...

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, with funding support from the Hewlett and Oak Foundations, is continuing its exploration of scalable approaches to professional development for educators through the development and evaluation of Massively Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds). The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the efficacy and impact of the MOOC-Eds on educators’ knowledge and professional...

The North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) offers an online credit recovery program comprised of fifteen core subject courses for students who do not pass high school courses required for graduation. To begin to evaluate the success of this program, and to expand our understanding of the degree to which virtual learning can be applied in situations typically addressed through...

The Golden LEAF Essential Skills (GLF) Instructor survey was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the GLF Essential Skills grant, which is intended to enhance manufacturing programs at select North Carolina Community Colleges and to help community college staff support local workforce development initiatives. The survey has been adapted from The Instructor Satisfaction Survey developed by the Northern Alberta Institute of...

The Golden LEAF Essential Skills (GLF) Student survey was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the GLF Essential Skills grant, which is intended to enhance manufacturing programs at select North Carolina Community Colleges and to help community college staff support local workforce development initiatives. The survey has been adapted from the Student Satisfaction Survey developed by the Northern Alberta Institute of...

The Golden LEAF Essential Skills (GLF) Employer survey was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the GLF Essential Skills grant, which is intended to enhance manufacturing programs at select North Carolina Community Colleges and to help community college staff support local workforce development initiatives. The survey has been adapted from the Employer Satisfaction Survey developed by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology...