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10/16 Webcast: The Cheating Economy and Integrity

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WCET has had an active voice on academic integrity and cheating since 2008. In 2018, academic integrity is threatened by a notable increase in the commercialization of academic dishonesty, to include contract cheating and the widespread online distribution by third-party websites of educational materials. Join us to discuss the growing industry of cheating cartels and promising actions your institutions can take to bolster a culture of integrity.

Tuesday, October 16: 9:00 AM HAST/ 11:00 AM AKDT/ Noon PDT and MST/ 1:00 PM MDT/ 2:00 PM CDT/ 3:00 PM EDT.

Join us on Halloween for the Web Accessibility: Trick or Treat? Webcast!

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As a part of “The Year of Accessibility”, the Online Learning Consortium and WCET continue to collaborate to bring our communities resources on the topic of accessibility. There are answers and clear guidance that can help instructional designers and faculty ensure they are building accessibility into their online activities and web presence. This panel of “been there, done that” experts will share their tricks, tips and strategies for making accessibility a treat, and a little less scary! Register now!

Date: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 | Time: 1-2pm ET

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WCET Frontiers Blog

October 21st, 2018

To gear up for the WCET Annual Meeting this week we welcome Jim Friscia, Portland native, to give us a grand, virtual tour of the City of Roses! While we definitely hope you’ll stay with us during the Annual Meeting convening times… this post will give you lots of great food and fun options for [...]

Focus Areas

The use of technology in higher education is on the rise, with may technologies being tested and opted for classroom and campus use in small and scaled settings. WCET conducts research on innovations in educational technologies and builds upon the experiences of its institutional showcase the evaluation, support, and utilization of these tools to advance teaching and learning.

Issues under this Focus Area: Badges, The Internet of Things, and Mobile Learning.

A big challenge for higher education is managing institutions change, especially with regards to technology-enhanced learning. Through various research endeavors and engagement with our member community, WCET explores the varied solutions that higher education leaders use to meet such challenges.

Issues under this Focus Area: 21st Century Faculty, Open Educational Resources, Price and Cost of Distance Education, and Products and Services.

Policies and regulations impact the operation of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. WCET helps members understand the governmental laws and regulations that have a direct impact on institutions that offer distance and technology-enhanced learning. WCET follows emerging federal, state, and provincial regulations and seeks to help shape those proposals before they are enacted. Once those regulations are in place, WCET helps to interpret the requirements in understandable language and determine what methods institutions are using to comply.

Issues under this Focus Area: Accessibility, Data Protection and Privacy, and State Authorization.

Student success is the overarching goal of WCET and the higher education institutions and organizations that form the cooperative's membership. Student success has become campus-wide challenge stretching across all academic and administrative units. WCET, through its community of dedicated higher education professionals, works to identify promising practices to advance student success in technology-enhanced higher education.

Issues under this Focus Area: Academic Integrity, Adaptive Learning, Competency-Based Education, Credentials, Learning Analytics, Prior Learning Assessment, and Student Authentication.