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WCET & UPCEA Partner on State Authorization Survey-We Need Your Help

Published by: WCET | 6/29/2011

What are institutions doing about complying with state authorization regulations? We get asked that question repeatedly.  Institutions want to know what others are doing to make sure they are not left behind.  State regulators are interested in knowing if they […]

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Online Ed Needs to Be More Aggressive in the Quality Debate

Published by: WCET | 6/15/2011

Diane Goldsmith is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium.  A long-time contributor to WCET activities, Diane is the current WCET Steering Committee Chair and serves on the WCET Executive Council. Maybe I’m just getting cranky, but I’m […]

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Now is Not the Time to Relax (or Even to Panic)

Published by: WCET | 5/25/2011

Michael Goldstein and Greg Ferenbach represent Dow Lohnes, a Washington, DC firm with one of its specializations in higher education law.  They have been very helpful in interpreting the federal versions of the state authorization regulation.  After our post yesterday […]

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State Authorization Timeline Clarification and New Resources

Published by: WCET | 5/24/2011

Before we get to some great resources from SHEEO, NCHEMS, Ohio Learning Network, and UMassOnlne, we’ll address a question we have received often.  Since the release of the second ‘Dear Colleague’ letter by the U.S. Department of Education, we have […]

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WCET Awarded Bill & Melinda Gates Grant on Predictive Analytics

Published by: WCET | 5/16/2011

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) a grant to identify variables that influence student retention and progression.  Announced in a May 16 press release, the findings are intended to assist institutional and […]

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Learning Analytics – Discovering What Students REALLY Need to Succeed

Published by: WCET | 5/11/2011

“Learning Analytics” is a term used to describe an emerging professional practice that systematically applies statistics and research methods to large “n” data sets. Analysts look for patterns among the analyzed results that can inform more accountable decision-making.  It’s not […]

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State Approval: SHEEO, NCHEMS, & NASASPS are Here to Help

Published by: WCET | 5/5/2011

The first two organizations will be working on a new list of state regulators and regulations. The last organization is comprised of state regulators, who met in Denver this week. It was interesting to get their take on the ‘state […]

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