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Major Changes to Distance Ed: Department of Education Rulemaking Week 2 Update

Published by: WCET | 2/13/2024

The film Nyad is sometimes difficult to watch as the titular character braves her way through a Cuba to Florida swim that took 53 hours of non-stop swimming. Along the way she is besieged by poisonous jellyfish, sharks, exhaustion, and the constant battering of waves. We feel a connection with her. Last week was the […]

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Top 12 WCET Frontiers Posts of 2023

Published by: WCET | 2/2/2024

Happy 2024! I know you are probably a little sick of top 10 lists for things that went well, were trendy, or went poorly in 2023. So, I’ve made a top 12 list instead. Today we’re looking at our readership and views for the WCET Frontiers blog over the past year. In 2023, we published […]

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Scaffolding Virtual Simulations in Higher Education for Career-Readiness

Published by: WCET | 1/25/2024

Post-secondary education serves as a cornerstone for personal development and plays a large role in shaping an individual’s career path. Such an education provides the opportunity to increase a student’s understanding of their chosen field and to develop important skills for their daily personal and work life. Experiential and practical experiences associated with a course […]

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Fostering Inclusivity Through True Support for Female Faculty

Published by: WCET | 1/23/2024

While I feel that the pandemic brought the impact of mental and physical health on daily life more into focus, it’s still hard for us to balance wellness with work. I love my work, but this is a daily struggle for me. Throw some health challenges into the mix, and suddenly that juggling act gets […]

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Major Changes to Distance Ed Proposed: Department of Education Back to Rulemaking Table

Published by: WCET | 1/18/2024

Here we go again! Significant changes to postsecondary distance education operations emerged from the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Winter 2024 negotiated rulemaking discussion. The proposed changes could be huge and we suggest you read or scroll through this post to see what might affect you and your students. For example, state authorization reciprocity could […]

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Celebrating Success: The 2023 SANsational Award Winners Are Unveiled

Published by: WCET | 12/14/2023

In the realm of excellence, there are those who go above and beyond to achieve greatness. Their dedication, passion, and outstanding contributions set them apart, and it is important to honor those contributions with prestigious awards. Today, the State Authorization Network (SAN), a division of WCET – the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, not only […]

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Developing Institutional Level AI Policies and Practices: A Framework

Published by: WCET | 12/7/2023

ChatGPT recently turned one and what a wild, first year it has been. Over the last twelve months, institutions have scrambled to not only better understand generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on teaching and learning, but also to determine the best ways to provide guardrails and guidance for faculty, staff, and students. Many […]

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Reflecting on Feedback and Insights from the 2023 WCET Annual Meeting

Published by: WCET | 11/30/2023

As promised in my most recent post, I wanted to continue to share feedback and reflections about this year’s WCET Annual Meeting and the Annual Summit for Women in eLearning (ASWE) . I asked some of the WCET leadership and friends to share takeaways and topics that threaded through the entire event (especially those that […]

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