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Using AI to Empower Learning

Published by: WCET | 5/9/2024

Journalists are currently facing an unprecedented challenge. The relentless 24/7 news cycle, coupled with layoffs, an uncertain business model, and a growing public distrust of media, is putting immense pressure on us. This comes at a time when the world is becoming increasingly complex, and journalists need to contextualize fast-paced news and help a divided […]

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In Defense of Reciprocity – A Joint Letter to the Department of Education & Call to Action

Published by: WCET | 5/2/2024

On May 1, leading higher education organizations jointly submitted a letter to the Department of Education (the Department) detailing concerns about recently raised proposals regarding state authorization reciprocity agreements. Earlier this year, the Department’s negotiated rulemaking sessions included several recommendations to alter the operations of such state-to-state agreements. The Department was clear that the proposals […]

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Decoding Generative AI and Equity in Higher Education

Published by: WCET | 4/25/2024

In case you haven’t noticed, the higher education world is highly focused on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the present and future of postsecondary education. AI’s impact has been and will be felt in many facets of our field, especially within digital education. That is why the WCET team has focused on the topic […]

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Beyond the Divide: Advancing Digital Equity and Access

Published by: WCET | 4/11/2024

The Foundations of Higher Education in America Considered the cornerstone of the American higher education system, community colleges have made post-secondary education more accessible and affordable since the early 1900s. However, it is essential to remember that higher education in this country was not created to advance equity and opportunity for commoners. It would not […]

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Call for Action: Contact Elected Officials About Proposed Distance Education Regulations

Published by: WCET | 4/5/2024

Important proposed regulations affecting distance education were discussed during the Department of Education’s Program Integrity and Institutional Quality negotiated rulemaking sessions that ended on March 7. In brief, you should take action: The Background On March 20th, we published a blog update on the final week of negotiated rulemaking. Despite tons of suggestions and hours of […]

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Major Changes to Distance Ed: Department of Education Rulemaking Final Session Update

Published by: WCET | 3/20/2024

Major changes loom on the horizon for postsecondary distance education programs in the United States, but we are now in a temporary limbo of uncertainty. The Department of Education’s Program Integrity and Institutional Quality negotiated rulemaking sessions ended on March 7. Despite tons of suggestions and hours of discussion, none of the distance and digital […]

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Unveiling the Highlights: WCET’s 2024 Virtual Summit

Published by: WCET | 3/7/2024

A few short weeks ago, WCET staff, presenters, and members joined together for presentations and discussions about the policy and practice of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education. The event, which was exclusively offered to WCET members, took place on February 22, 2024. I was not involved in the planning and implementation of this Summit, so […]

Practice

Rethinking Diversity: Prioritizing Access, Equity, and Belonging in the Workplace

Published by: WCET | 2/29/2024

Today’s workplaces are ever evolving, and one of the best consequences of that is the pursuit of equity and access. It is imperative that we not only foster inclusive environments but actively celebrate such workplaces that embrace diversity and recognize those individuals working to advance inclusive initiatives. In today’s post, guest author Sabrina Short, Founder […]

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Nurturing Digital Learning: Unveiling the HBCU Advantage

Published by: WCET | 2/22/2024

This month, February, WCET’s main focus topic has been on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). February marks Black History Month, an observance that honors the rich histories and acknowledges the invaluable contributions of African Americans across various facets of society. In honor of this Heritage Month, we wanted to highlight the the inclusive and […]

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