December 31, 2013

WCET ends the year by looking back at the most popular blog posts from 2013 and in wishing you a very happy new year.  Our offerings that received the most views include…

Is Your Distance Education Course Actually a Correspondence Course?
Oddly enough, the most popular post was written in April 2012.  It covered the U.S. Department of Education’s definitions of “correspondence” vs. “distance” courses.  If you have too many of the former, then you might have an impact on your financial aid eligibility for your institution. The reason for the popularity is that this post was listed as a resource for a MOOC and some other courses regarding distance education.  There’s more to this story and we will probably follow-up in 2014.Graphic reading "Happy New Year 2014."

State Authorization Continues to Attract Attention
Several posts on state authorization were viewed many times:

And Where Would 2013 Be Without MOOCs!?!?
We asked for several guest opinions on MOOCs

Competency-based Education, CCRC Research, and the Cost of Online Courses

If you have suggestions for topics that you would like to see covered in 2014, let me know. We look forward to a great 2014 and wish you great luck in it.

Happy New Year!!

Russ Poulin
Deputy Director, Research & Analysis
WCET
rpoulin@wiche.edu

Photo credit:  Morgue File.

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