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Web Accessibility: What Will It Take to Sustain Online Accessibility?

Published by: WCET | 3/16/2011

The 2010 Managing Online Education survey had a very disturbing finding considering that distance education has moved beyond its nascent years. We learned that many campuses do not have formal policies and procedures to assure that their online courses and […]

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State approval: House Hearing, Call to Action, Impacts, & Starter List

Published by: WCET | 3/10/2011

House to Investigate ‘State Authorization’ Tomorrow, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training will hold a hearing titled “Education Regulations: Federal Overreach into Academic Affairs.”  We’ve heard that ‘state authorization’ is one of the issues that they […]

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State Approval: Running in Two Directions

Published by: WCET | 3/3/2011

As of today, there are 119 days remaining until July 1, when the ‘state authorization’ regulation takes effect.  With less than four months to go, we are forced to split our attention in two directions. The first direction is “advocacy.”  […]

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State Approval: Updates, Cost to Comply, and Students

Published by: WCET | 2/24/2011

I have had many conversations on this issue in the past week.  As institutions begin (or have begun) enrollment for the summer term, this issue has become very real.  Students enrolling for courses beginning in June will be in courses […]

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State Approval: Updates and a Suggestion to Call HELP

Published by: WCET | 2/14/2011

Happy Valentines Day. There has been much action on the “state authorization” issue over the last couple weeks.  In late 2010, I had several people assure me that this issue was “not a problem.”  It has been fun to watch […]

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State Approval: Creating Model Reciprocal Agreements

Published by: WCET | 2/10/2011

I am pleased to welcome Paul Shiffman, Assistant Vice President for Strategic and Governmental Relations as a guest blogger. As reported in earlier blog postings, Excelsior College’s Presidents’ Forum is working on model reciprocal agreements to aid institutions in obtaining […]

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Serving Adults at a Distance? Join Transparency by Design

Published by: WCET | 2/2/2011

We are happy to welcome Ed Klonoski, a long-time friend of WCET.  His guest posting invites you to take another look at Transparency by Design and its College Choices for Adults website. I am Ed Klonoski, President of Charter Oak […]

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State Approval: A “Starter” List

Published by: WCET | 1/26/2011

The DRAFT version of our state-by-state list of regulatory agencies is now available on WCET’s state approval update page.  This document is a joint publication of WCET, the Southern Regional Education Board, the American Distance Education Consortium, and the University […]

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State Approval: Eight Things You Can Be Doing Now

Published by: WCET | 1/18/2011

I’ve received several inquiries in the last few days about what institutions should do next.  Amanda Mead, Director of Online Program at Fontbonne University summed up the questions very well: I have been diligently following your blog, email updates, conference […]

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State Approval Update: No Extensions for Distance Ed, but WCET Helps

Published by: WCET | 1/12/2011

I learned an important fact this week…institutions offering distance education in other states will need to meet the regulations (if any) of those states by July 1, 2011.  There are no extensions.  But, keep reading for some good news. In […]

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