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#WCET15 Program is Artfully Crafted

A colorful chalk drawing in Denver, CO.

With over 50 concurrent sessions and over 100 speakers, the 27th WCET Annual Meeting is "chalk" full of great learning.  

Highlights include:

We look forward to seeing YOU in the Mile High City for warm day, cool evenings and hot learning!

Photo Credit: Trevor Munson 

Congratulations to the 2015 WOW Recipients

2015 WOW award logo

This year's WOW award recipients have all implemented solutions in areas shown to have impact on student success.

  • Boise State University: Virtual Reality Nursing Simulation with Custom Haptic System for Patient Safety.
  • The NROC Project: EdReady, A College Math Readiness System.
  • University of Central Florida: Directo Connect to UCF Pathway.
  • University of Maryland University College: Open Educational Resources Initiatives.

Read more about these exceptional programs in the press release and catch them at the WCET Annual Meeting Nov. 11-13, 2015 in Denver.

Accessibility Month Continues at WCET

A man in a wheelchair.

To recognize the importance of accessibility as we kick off the fall semester, WCET will feature several Frontiers blogs and webcasts on accessibility issues and best practices across the institution.  We invite you to join in the learning by registering for our remaining webcast:

Accessibility for Edtech Across the Campus: Turning a Negative into a Positive - September 29, 2015

Or view the archives from:

Video Captioning: Features, Costs, Good Practices, and How Captioning Benefits All Students - September 10, 2015
Promoting a Culture of Accessibility for Online Students - September 24, 2015

Connected Devices, Connected Colleagues

Statue of figures dancing in Denver, CO.

With over 50 concurrent sessions and over 100 speakers, the 27th WCET Annual Meeting is an outstanding lineup of forward thinking innovators, practitioners, and thought leaders in higher education technology. In typical WCET fashion, nearly every session includes multiple perspectives on topics such as:

- The Internet of Things.
- Adaptive Learning.
- Federal Policy & the Impact on Students, Institutions, States, & Accreditors.
- Managing CBE -- From Starting an Initiative to Developing a Transcript.

Photo Credit: Wally Gobetz

Join WCET'ers in Denver

Blue bear statue in Denver, CO.

Registration for the 27th WCET Annual Meeting is now open.  The annual meeting brings together innovative thinkers and pragmatic solutions to create a dynamic program and 3 days jam-packed with learning.  We've sold out in recent years, so register early to ensure your seat and save some funds. See YOU in the Mile High City!

Photo Credit: Andy Smith

New Bylaws Approved

The word "approved" on a keyboard.

In a majority vote by the membership, WCET has amended the bylaws which govern your cooperative. The new bylaws include streamlined and clarified language regarding the operation of your cooperative. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the new bylaws.

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WCET Steering Committee Nominations Open

WCET Steering Committee.

WCET members have the opportunity to serve on the 15-person Steering Committee, an advisory group elected to 3-year terms by the designated "official representative" of each member instituiton or organization.  Nominations are open to WCET members only until July 29th, 2015. For more information contact Sherri Artz Gilbert.

 

Your Ideas Matter!

US Capitol building at night.

Some new federal regulations may be coming your way and we need to make our voice heard. We need your help in addressing concerns in four areas: ensuring equity for financial aid, student identity, accessibility, and state authorization of distance education. Visit WCET Frontiers to learn more and share your ideas with us today!

Photo credit: Stephen Melkisethian

WOW Us!

2015 WOW award logo

The 2015 WCET Outstanding Work Award (WOW) is open for nominations through June 1st.  WOW recognizes outstanding efforts by member institutions and organizations in applying an innovative, technology-based solution to a challenging educational need.  What work will you nominate?

 

Register for Adaptive Learning Leadership Summit

Adobe doorway in Santa Fe, NM

On June 10-11, 2015, WCET will hold the Leadership Summit, "Adaptive Learning in Higher Ed: Improving Outcomes Dynamically" in Santa Fe, New Mexico where institutional leaders and corporate innovators will convene to explore the challenges, benefits, and tools related to adaptive learning in higher education. Learn more and register today! Photo Credit: Jim Nix