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Accreditation, Quality, and Changes in Digital Learning

Published by: ewalton | 5/17/2022 | 0 comments

The changing nature of digital learning and postsecondary education in the post-COVID era has brought new opportunities and challenges for the quality assurance provided by the accreditation process. In a preview of a plenary session to be held at the WCET Annual Meeting (October 19-21 in Denver), this post features the thoughts of the leaders […]

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Beyond Compliance: The Role of a Compliance Professional in Equity & Accessibility

Published by: ewalton | 5/12/2022 | 0 comments

Thank you to Kathryn Kerensky of WCET’s State Authorization Network for today’s blog, and thank you to Van Davis and Emilie Cook of Every Learner Everywhere for assistance and strategic direction. Enjoy! There is a role for everyone to play for higher education institutions to foster inclusive learning environments and increase access to the opportunities […]

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Before and After Moments

Published by: ewalton | 5/4/2022 | 0 comments

WCET welcomes Kara Monroe, President and Founder of Monarch Strategies LLC. Today we are continuing the article series on leadership in higher education digital learning. This is the third blog post in the featured series. Enjoy the previous posts: “Shifting from Covid-normal to New Normal” and “The ‘New Normal’ and Reflections on Accessibility.” Thank you Kara […]

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The State Authorization Network (SAN) – Meeting an Important Need

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/21/2022 | 0 comments

An urgent need caused the creation of the State Authorization Network (SAN) by our parent organization WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies). In October 2010, to the great surprise of many institutions and states, the U.S. Department of Education released the first Federal regulation for state authorization of distance education. The intended purpose of […]

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Realizing Students’ Dreams of Success: Harnessing Course Sharing through Grant Funding

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/19/2022 | 0 comments

Recently, the organization that I lead, the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), was honored to receive a grant from Greater Texas Foundation to support a two-year project, Harnessing Course Sharing to Support Texas Pathways at Scale. The funding, in the amount of $645,405, will support a collaboration between us and the company Acadeum […]

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Welcome to the new WCET Frontiers

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/14/2022 | 0 comments

Last fall, WCET relaunched the WCET website. And, to be honest, Frontiers got a little jealous. So, what else could we do except give Frontiers an update as well? As you can see, we’ve made several design and feature changes to the Frontiers blog. Here is a quick tour of our updates! The first official […]

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The “New Normal” and Reflections on Accessibility

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 4/7/2022 | 0 comments

WCET welcomes Kara Monroe, President and Founder of Monarch Strategies LLC. In partnership with her, WCET is launching a new article series on the continued shifts in leadership in higher education and educational technology. This is the second blog post in the series that will be featured at the start of each month. Enjoy her […]

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Together, as an Online Community: Building an Online Program from Scratch

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 3/31/2022 | 0 comments

We are pleased to welcome Ryan Faulkner of College of Eastern Idaho as today’s guest blogger. We often hear about the great things that large institutions are doing, but we have many members at smaller colleges and universities who are thriving in the online world. Thank you to Ryan for sharing a bit of his […]

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More Federal Rulemaking Excitement for Distance Ed Fans…and Next Steps

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/24/2022 | 0 comments

Earlier this week, we shared some very important issues from recent Federal rulemaking that will likely have a big effect on distance education. You probably have heard much more about the other “bigger” issues addressed during this rulemaking such as the 90/10 Rule and Gainful Employment. Our reporting on the 2022 Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility […]

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