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2022 Digital Learning Policy Preview, Part 2:  Federal and State Rules

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/27/2022 | 0 comments

The self-proclaimed “policy nerds” at WCET and WCET|SAN began looking forward to 2022, and we started to marvel at all the policy issues for digital learning in higher education that will be in play this year. Some significant changes for online and distance learning with significant implications for student consumer protection are on the horizon. […]

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2022 Digital Learning Policy Preview, Part 1: U.S. Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/26/2022 | 0 comments

The self-proclaimed “policy nerds” at WCET and WCET/SAN began looking forward to 2022, and we started to marvel at all the policy issues for digital learning in higher education that will be in play this year. Some significant changes for online and distance learning with significant implications for student consumer protection are on the horizon. […]

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The Heart of the Learner 

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/20/2022 | 0 comments

Today’s blog outlines five steps educators can implement to ensure that we are approaching our work from a learner first perspective. Thank you to WCET Member O’Donnell Learn and Carrie O’Donnell for this thoughtful blog that will help reach and understand the heart of the learner. ~Megan Raymond, WCET Every person working in the field […]

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Every Learner Everywhere’s Equity Mission

Published by: ewalton | 1/13/2022 | 0 comments

We are happy to have Patti O’Sullivan provide us with an update on Every Learner’s advances over the past year with a special focus on their attention to increasing equity in the ways institutions serve students.WCET enjoys a dual role with Every Learner Everywhere. First, we serve as the administrative backbone host for the grant-funded […]

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2021 Top WCET Frontiers Blog Posts

Published by: ewalton | 12/16/2021 | 0 comments

WCET staff–thank you for your on-going support of the WCET Frontiers blog. Over the holidays, we wanted to offer you the chance to review posts that you may have missed but had been popular with your peers. Rather than evoking Casey Kasem with American Top 40 and just listing the posts topping the chart with […]

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Announcing the 2021 SANsational Award Winners

Published by: ewalton | 12/9/2021 | 0 comments

Institutional procedures to comply with state and federal law are unique to an institution’s activities and administrative structure. Regardless, much can be gained from observing the work of exemplars and sharing practical strategies deployed at other institutions. The State Authorization Network’s annual SANsational awards do just that. About the award These awards represent comprehensive work […]

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SUNY Online is Pleased to Announce the Release of OSCQR 4.0!

Published by: ewalton | 12/1/2021 | 0 comments

This week’s WCET Frontiers blog is written by guest author Alexandra M. Pickett, Director, SUNY Online Teaching, SUNY Online with The State University of New York. The blog features updates to The SUNY Online Course Quality Review Rubric, OSCQR. OSCQR can assist faculty, instructional designers, departments, and institutions by helping them plan, design, and refresh […]

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Creating Accessible and Inclusive Online Courses

Published by: ewalton | 11/18/2021 | 0 comments

Today’s post looks at how accessibility can be incorporated into online experiences with some simple and actionable steps that improve learning and success for all. Thank you Brandon Smith for providing excellent strategies for improving accessibility, the importance of continuous improvement, and how accessible design benefits everyone. As education professionals, we want all students to […]

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Update on Issues Affecting Veterans Benefits

Published by: ewalton | 11/11/2021 | 0 comments

Thank you to our many military veterans! As we look forward to Veterans Day, we wish to honor the men and women who serve and who have served in the U.S. Armed Services. WCET Frontiers frequently shares information regarding Veterans Benefits about the issues related to students receiving benefits while participating in distance learning. Institution […]

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