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Interpreting what is Required for “Regular and Substantive Interaction”

Published by: Russ Poulin | 9/30/2016 | 18 comments

As greater numbers of students move into online and competency-based education programs, we have seen new interest in understanding the Department of Education’s regulations. In particular, faculty and administrators seek to understand how the Department interprets rules requiring courses to include “regular and substantive interaction,” especially in distance and competency-based education. Those of us in […]

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What I Learned About Adapting Content – Working with Vendors & Publishers

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 4/13/2016 | 2 comments

So you have decided you want to adapt a course and you are just beginning to learn more about the process and work involved.  In this blog post, I will share my personal experience of working through the adaptive process, focusing in on the content issues of working with vendors (adaptive learning platform providers) and […]

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Edtech is a Human Experience: My First SXSWedu

Published by: Ashley Woods | 3/14/2016 | 1 comments

Sometimes you have to start at the end to see the beginning more clearly.  On my {somewhat delayed} journey home from SXSWedu, our Mike Abbiatti posed the question, “if technology is all it’s cracked up to be, why do we spend so much time in airplanes and hotels?”   For me this is a simple answer. We’re […]

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Adaptive Learning: Standing Up to Three Major Educational Challenges

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/7/2016 | 0 comments

In this week’s blog on adaptive learning, I will share some benefits of using adaptive learning in higher education based upon the three major challenges Richard Culatta, former Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education, says America faces in educating our citizens. Technology’s Impact on Learning In a 2013 […]

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The Promise of Adaptivity

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 12/8/2015 | 0 comments

WCET seeks to raise awareness on the why, how and what of adaptive learning; to develop a community of faculty, administrators, designers and providers to share promising practices and ideas; and for WCET to be a valuable resource on this important emerging application of technology. To support this, we have selected Niki Bray to serve […]

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NROC, EdReady, and Continuous Innovation

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 12/3/2015 | 0 comments

For those who attended the annual meeting, you already had in introduction to EdReady by The NROC Project as a 2015 WOW Award winner. They created a great video that explains the basis of the project, but we asked Ahrash Bissell, EdReady Project Manager, to share more about the project in today’s post. Thank you […]

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Recycling, Revitalizing and Reimagining

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 8/11/2015 | 1 comments

Today we welcome Stacey Güney, director, HLC ACCelerator, Austin Community College as she shares with us how the rebirth of the physical shell of the Highland Mall has led to the rebirth of hope in ACC students. Rebirth of the Highland Mall This past year has been an exciting one for Austin Community College (ACC). On […]

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Connected Devices, Connected Colleagues

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 7/31/2015 | 0 comments

You will not want to miss the WCET Annual Meeting in Denver at the beautiful Westin Downtown,  November 11-13.  Though the fall meeting schedule is packed,  a recent attendee said, “WCET is the one meeting on my agenda that I WILL NOT miss.” The following are a few reasons the WCET Annual Meeting provides such significant return […]

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Highlights from #WCETSummit: #AdaptiveLearning in #HigherEd

Published by: Ashley Woods | 6/19/2015 | 0 comments

As has become tradition, June 10th and 11th, a band of WCET’ers gathered to explore an emerging innovation in higher education – adaptive learning.  Following in the footsteps of our summits on big data and alternative credentials, this summit looked to answer what is adaptive learning and how do we apply it in a variety […]

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Connecting the Dots

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/14/2015 | 1 comments

Today we welcome our new WCET executive director, Michael D. Abbiatti, to his first post on Frontiers.  Many of you know Mike from his years of active participation as a member of WCET.  We invite you to take a moment and read about the policy and practice challenges and opportunities he sees for WCET in […]

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