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Navigating the OPM Marketplace: Picking the Right Partners While Avoiding Market Chaos

September 26th, 2019
Online Program Management (OPM) companies have been around for two decades, helping colleges and universities create scalable online programs, in a growing and important market. The OPM market is a chaotic one, however, and it would be a mistake for a school to evaluate the market without understanding the changing vendor landscape and underlying trends.

Retaining Women in Online Programs

September 12th, 2019
Female students in online programs often face additional challenges in addition to their coursework – including working, parenting, and caregiving. What are the unique challenges mothers in online programs face, and what are the strategies that can ultimately help them stay in college and graduate?

Student Ready: Increasing Retention for Universities and Career Outcomes for Students

May 16th, 2019
A college degree is a valuable tool for many seeking to earn higher incomes and build stronger lives. But with an increasing proportion of diverse, “post-traditional students” who hail from a far wider range of backgrounds, it is time for colleges to become more “student-ready” by providing the resources and support necessary for post-traditional students to succeed.

Personalized Experiences for the Three Types of Adult Learners

April 18th, 2019
Wiley Education Services recently conducted a proprietary research study, consisting of surveys and personal interviews with graduate students, to better understand the motivations, behaviors, attitudes, needs, and wants of individuals pursuing a graduate-level degree. As a result, they identified three distinct graduate student personas: Launcher, Advancer, and Altruist.

The Mechanics of Competency-Based Education, Part 2

March 14th, 2019
Building on a partnership that began with WCET helping bring WGU to inception in the mid-90’s, WCET and WGU are partnering on a webcast series to bring the WCET Community nuts and bolts strategies for implementing competency-based education.

A Student Response to Analytics, Privacy, and Security

February 21st, 2019
This handbook introduces the reader to the field of analytics and its use in leveraging “big data” in higher education. The editors, Linda Baer and Colleen Carmean, gathered what is known from a variety of experts, ideas, and models. The handbook addresses key topics utilizing the expertise of those in the field.

Flipped Webcast Conversation with Chris Gilliard About Digital Redlining

January 25th, 2019
Chris Gilliard was the 2018 WCET Annual Meeting keynote speaker who shared with the audience how we can understand equal access to technology and information in the digital age. His presentation looked at how technology policies, practices, and investment decisions, especially in educational settings, create differential access and outcomes in colleges and universities.

The Mechanics of Competency-Based Education, Part 1

January 24th, 2019
Building on a partnership that began with WCET helping bring WGU to inception in the mid-90’s, WCET and WGU are partnering on a webcast series to bring the WCET Community nuts and bolts strategies for implementing competency-based education.

Web Accessibility: Trick or Treat?

October 31st, 2018
Since the Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights released the joint “Dear Colleague” letter regarding accessible ebook readers and other educational technology in 2010, colleges and universities have been scrambling to make sure that their online environments and activities are accessible.

The Cheating Economy and Integrity

October 16th, 2018
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.