Practice

A Higher Education Overview of Cybersecurity as it is Relevant to You: Introduction

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/28/2022 | 0 comments

Recently, a friend texted me to complain about the cybersecurity training she had to do for work, and then asked, jokingly, how I can bear to follow and study the subject matter. I completely understand her complaint. Cybersecurity can be extremely interesting, in my opinion, but unfortunately that is never quite conveyed in workplace cybersecurity […]

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What’s Happened to Those Federal Regs on Professional Licensure and Reciprocity?

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/24/2022 | 0 comments

Publication of the Department of Education’s proposed professional licensure and reciprocity rules will be delayed until 2023. In March we alerted you to two proposed changes to U.S. Department of Education regulations from its Negotiated Rulemaking process earlier this year. These proposals would have a great impact on the digital / distance learning world, if […]

Policy

Juneteenth: Freedom and Educational Equity

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/21/2022 | 0 comments

WCET + Every Learner Everywhere Celebrate Juneteenth Juneteenth, or “Freedom Day” is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth not only celebrates the freedom of African Americans from slavery, but it also is a time when our achievements are noted, and continuous self-development is encouraged. WCET and […]

Practice

Equity is Quality in Education

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/17/2022 | 0 comments

Next week we observe Juneteenth – a day to commemorate the announcement in Texas that slaves had been granted freedom during the Civil War, a day to reflect on the true meaning of “freedom” and cultural tradition. Inspired by this, today our Steering Committee DEI Working Group presents the first of a new blog series […]

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Policy

Digital Learning: A Mystery about Pending Federal Rules

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/14/2022 | 0 comments

It has been an action-packed year thus far on the Federal regulatory front. In January, we shared a preview of the “coming attractions” and encouraged you to grab some popcorn and watch along with us. And, while we’re only through the first half of the year, our popcorn has been refilled multiple times! And you […]

Practice

It’s Not All Bad

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 6/9/2022 | 0 comments

WCET Frontiers is happy to again welcome Kara Monroe, President and Founder of Monarch Strategies LLC to continue her article series on leadership in higher education digital learning. This post, a reflection on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for higher education today, is the fourth in this series. Don’t forget to check out the previous posts: […]

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Practice

How Our Understanding of Academic Rigor Impacts Online Learning

Published by: ewalton | 6/2/2022 | 0 comments

We live in a drastically different world than we did just a few years ago. In particular, the higher education part of the world has seen some challenges – and has changed in response. Today’s higher education environment has shifted, as you well know, to either partially or fully online. But we have not lost […]

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Practice

Considering Your “Why”- How Developing a Microcredential Strategy Will Help Your Students (and Your University) Thrive

Published by: ewalton | 5/26/2022 | 0 comments

The WCET Steering Committee work group focused on Credentials is kicking of a blog series sharing good practices and lessons learned with microcredential initiatives. The blogs will explore various topics related to microcredential adoption, implementation, and evaluation. The blogs feature WCET members who have generously shared their stories. We hope you enjoy the first post […]

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Practice

Evolving Evaluation: The Future of Faculty Development in the Digital Age

Published by: ewalton | 5/19/2022 | 0 comments

Don’t you just love performance evaluations? I do! Just kidding, is there anyone who truly loves being evaluated on their job or teaching performance? I do, however, appreciate the opportunity to learn and improve my work or teaching (etc.). So, perhaps I can say I appreciate when an evaluation provides me with such an opportunity? […]

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