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The Upcoming Higher Education Act Reauthorization

April 10th, 2014
What is the legal basis for so many of those pesky federal regulations that have gotten your attention over the past few years? The Higher Education Act of 1965. The law is supposed to be "reauthorized" every five years, and Congress has begun its work on its rewrite of what will be the next iteration of the HEA.

Big Audacious Conversation About Competency-Based Education

March 13th, 2014
In 2013, the Department of Education and the President encouraged institutions to consider incorporating CBE programs to aid attainment and affordability goals, and provided guidance for offering federal financial aid.

Bringing a Campus Experience to Online Students

February 13th, 2014
In order for distance learning programs to provide the "college experience" that many of these students need to encourage their continued education, we must deliver engaging courses, but also present a co-curricular experience to them on their own virtual turf.

What's New with SARA?

January 23rd, 2014
The national initiative, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education.

Issues and Trends in Edtech in 2014

January 9th, 2014
More MOOCs? Alternative credentials? $10,000 degrees? A pendulum swing back towards traditional on campus degrees? Join WCET's visionaries and leaders for a discussion of what edtech trends and issues are on the horizon.

Big Audacious Conversation with Vernon Smith

September 19th, 2013
Join us for a Big Audacious Conversation with Dr. Vernon Smith, chief academic officer and provost at MyCollege Foundation's newly launched Portmont College at Mount St. Mary's.

Educational Analytics: An Engaged Approach to Engaging Learners

August 14th, 2013
"Big Data" is going to school. As faculty and students increasingly build and consume course content online, they leave behind a digital trail that can provide insight into more effective ways of teaching and learning.

Mobile Apps Support and Services for Students with Disabilities

May 7th, 2013
Join app maven Robbie Melton, the associate vice chancellor with the Tennessee Board of Regents, for a webcast showcasing mobile apps that have shown to assist student with disabilities and for assistive technology tools and to help institutions in addressing ADA in using mobile devices.

Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER

April 18th, 2013
The Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals, and open educational resources provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right.

Does your Institution Suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder?

March 12th, 2013
Professors and students repeatedly create social media sites branded with their current institution. It may be for a class or for social reasons, but continually social media sites are created outside of institutional administrative and IT control.