good practices and sound policies that accelerate the effective adoption and use of technologies in teaching and learning.
On behalf of our members, WCET tracks emerging issues in federal or local legislation, accrediting regulations, international treaties, or other policy decisions that could have an impact on how members educate and serve students.
Collectively, our voice informs policy decisions that have an impact on the e-learning community.
At times, WCET suggests that members make their opinion known to Congressional representatives, accreditors, or other policy-makers.
- Federal Regulations of State Approval of Out-of-State Providers -- The U.S. Department of Education issued new regulations requiring institutions to gain state approval in each state in which they operate.
- Academic Integrity and Student Authentication -- What assessment techniques and authentication technologies assure that the student completing the assessment is the same student who is registered for the course? This is currently one of our WCET focus areas.
- Financial Aid and Distance Education -- How do institutions calculate the ‘last day of attendance’ for online students? Are institutions guarding against financial aid fraud?
- Diploma Mills -- Can we finally get federal regulations to stop these fraudulent entities?