About WCET

WCET is the leader in the practice, policy, & advocacy of technology enhanced learning in higher education. WCET is a national, member-driven, non-profit which brings together colleges and universities, higher education organizations and companies to collectively improve the quality and reach of e-learning programs.

WCET has a long and successful history in fostering collaborative projects, information sharing, and networking among some of the country's most established and innovative postsecondary institutions. The cooperative was founded in 1989 by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) to meet a growing need to integrate distance learning and educational technology into the academic services of higher education institutions in the western region. From our western roots, the work of WCET has grown to serve members across the U.S., Canada and beyond. We invite you to learn more about membership and consider joining.


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Peter Smith
Founding President
Open College @ Kaplan University
"WCET is one of the best places for an honest discussion of what we in higher education are discovering about the intersection of innovation and quality in American higher education. If you are interested in the adult learner agenda, the changing regulatory environment, online learning and all the contingent Web 2.0 topics, WCET is the place where you ought to be."

WCET is guided by experienced leaders who come from all sectors of higher education. WCET's knowledgeable staff support members with timely information and facilitate connections among WCET members. See what people are saying about WCET in the newsroom.

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 Membership in WCET provides opportunities to connect with colleagues to advance policies and practices aimed at helping  institutions succeed in implementing innovative academic technology initiatives.

Colorado based WCET staff next to Mike Abbiatti's car.
Colorado based WCET staff next to Mike Abbiatti's car.