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Student ROI in Higher Ed Begins with Equity and Who We Value

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 10/29/2021 | 0 comments

With today’s post, we continue the WCET Steering Committee’s series on student return on investment (ROI) and the role of digital learning in improving that return. Thank you to Chantae Recasner of Northeast Lakeview College in San Antonio, Texas. She reminds us that student ROI requires institutional attention to equity. This is especially true for […]

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Stories from the Educational Underground – WCET Interviews Peter Smith

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 10/27/2021 | 0 comments

“Learning happens everywhere. Somehow, we have to figure out how to recognize that learning.” That was one of the closing thoughts that stuck with me when I sat in on an interview between WCET’s Executive Director, Russ Poulin, and the inspiring Peter Smith late last month. The interview centered on Peter’s newest book on higher […]

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Student ROI and the Role of Stackable Credentials

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 10/21/2021 | 0 comments

Thank you to WCET Steering Committee member Adam Cota and his colleagues, Sarah DeMark and Kacey Thorne, for the next entry in our series on student Return on Investment (ROI) in higher education and the role of digital learning in the equation. The blog explores the demand from students and employers for stackable credentials and […]

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Improving Student ROI Through a Public/Private Partnership at Texas Tech University

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 10/15/2021 | 0 comments

Thank you to WCET Steering Committee member Justin Louder for the next entry in our series on student Return on Investment (ROI) in higher education and the role of digital learning in the equation. Justin shows how a creative public/private partnership between Texas Tech University, a community college, and private entity addressed a shortage in […]

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Does Financial Need and Aid Differ for Online and On-Campus Students?

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 10/8/2021 | 0 comments

It started before COVID-19. Students, families, businesses, and those considering college questioned the value, the “return on investment” (ROI), of postsecondary education. Could they do better doing something else? Was the debt worth it? Is college for them? Those questions loomed larger during the pandemic and we know they will keep coming in the future. […]

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The “Angels of UND’s TTaDA” – Working Magic in the Face of Adversity

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 10/1/2021 | 0 comments

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Jenny L. Reichart, who is the Faculty Development Specialist and Inclusion Ambassador with the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The TTaDA team was selected as a WOW recipient this year due to their innovative […]

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The Bigger Shift: Student ROI for higher education…and the role of digital learning

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/29/2021 | 0 comments

It started before COVID-19. Students, families, businesses, and those considering college questioned the value, the “return on investment” (ROI), of postsecondary education. Could they do better doing something else? Was the debt worth it? Is college for them? Those questions loomed larger during the pandemic. They will continue to haunt us moving forward. The WCET […]

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“I’m Sick with COVID – but I’ll Get Caught up this Week” – Supporting Students Through a Pandemic with CTU Messenger

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/28/2021 | 0 comments

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Connie Johnson and Ellise Farber, both from Colorado Technical University, who were nominated this year for the Messenger app via CTU Mobile, which provided real time communication opportunities and help to struggling students. Frontiers is currently hosting our annual blog post series […]

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A Network Rooted in Quality & Innovation

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/23/2021 | 0 comments

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Melissa Vito and Claudia Arcolin, both from The University of Texas at San Antonio who shared the following post about UTSA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their “non-negotiable objective” was to “continue to innovate and deliver a high-quality education despite the unprecedented […]

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