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WCET Digital Learning Content Summit: First Day Highlights

Published by: WCET | 5/10/2012

Greetings from Salt Lake City where WCET is holding its Leadership Summit on New Directions for Digital Learning Content.  Academic leaders, elearning professionals, and corporate executives are sharing advances in both proprietary and open digital resources.  Below is a taste […]

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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Draft Released: Seeking Your Feedback

Published by: WCET | 4/27/2012

State regulators attending the annual NASASPS meeting earlier this week received a first draft of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).   With funding from Lumina Foundation, the Presidents’ Forum working with the Council of State Governments developed the document as […]

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Is Your Distance Education Course Actually a Correspondence Course?

Published by: WCET | 4/20/2012

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College should refund $42 million in federal financial aid dollars that it disbursed to students over a five year period.  That is the finding of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General, which found that […]

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What’s on your open agenda?

Published by: WCET | 4/12/2012

Today Frontiers welcomes David Porter, Executive Director of  BCcampus which is a publicly funded organization that uses information technology to connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all B.C. post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework. It looks like […]

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Mobilizing Higher Education

Published by: WCET | 4/3/2012

Today WCET Frontiers welcomes Dr. Robbie Melton, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, with the Tennessee Board of Regents, eLearning Initiative, as a guest blogger. Mobilization (the use of mobile devices and apps) continues to change the way we communicate, conduct […]

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Should Online Courses Charge Less? It Doesn’t Just Happen

Published by: WCET | 3/22/2012

I was recently invited to address the Indiana Commission for Higher Education on this issue.  They had received several proposals for distance programs in recent months.  Each one was pricing its courses at a rate higher than its on-campus counterpart.   […]

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Putting a Student Face on Not Complying with State Authorization

Published by: WCET | 3/14/2012

In talking to institutions about state authorization, we often get asked about the consequences to the institution for not complying with the regulations.  Rarely do we get asked about the impact on students.  We became aware of some instances where […]

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House Votes to Repeal State Authorization (and Reciprocity Update)

Published by: WCET | 2/29/2012

Just when I was thinking that it was time for an update on state authorization regulations, the U.S. House of Representatives schedules a vote on the subject.  Wow!  Were they ever accommodating! What are next steps? What is the impact […]

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Practice

Keeping Institutional Decision-Making Up With New Learning Platforms

Published by: WCET | 2/16/2012

Today we welcome Phil Hill, executive vice president at Delta Initiative, as a guest blogger. Phil is a consultant and industry analyst covering the educational technology market primarily for higher education. We have seen a great deal of change in […]

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