Tag: Collaboration/Community

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Realizing Students’ Dreams of Success: Harnessing Course Sharing through Grant Funding

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/19/2022 | 0 comments

Recently, the organization that I lead, the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), was honored to receive a grant from Greater Texas Foundation to support a two-year project, Harnessing Course Sharing to Support Texas Pathways at Scale. The funding, in the amount of $645,405, will support a collaboration between us and the company Acadeum […]

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Together, as an Online Community: Building an Online Program from Scratch

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 3/31/2022 | 0 comments

We are pleased to welcome Ryan Faulkner of College of Eastern Idaho as today’s guest blogger. We often hear about the great things that large institutions are doing, but we have many members at smaller colleges and universities who are thriving in the online world. Thank you to Ryan for sharing a bit of his […]

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Improving Student ROI Through a Public/Private Partnership at Texas Tech University

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 10/15/2021 | 0 comments

Thank you to WCET Steering Committee member Justin Louder for the next entry in our series on student Return on Investment (ROI) in higher education and the role of digital learning in the equation. Justin shows how a creative public/private partnership between Texas Tech University, a community college, and private entity addressed a shortage in […]

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Origins of the State Authorization Network: We Missed the Bus, But Caught the Spirit

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/6/2021 | 0 comments

Ten years ago on April 6th, the first meeting of the initial members of WCET’s State Authorization Network (SAN) was held in Boulder, Colorado. To honor SAN’s 10th Birthday, I asked the founder of SAN, Russ Poulin, to reflect on the history of the state authorization issue and the need for the Network. I also […]

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Open Education Week 2021: A virtual trip around the globe

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/5/2021 | 0 comments

Happy #OEWeek! This week we celebrated with our WCET, higher education, and open education community on social media and learned through a wonderful guest post from Jenny Parks and Regina Gong. Check out their post for information on leveraging partnerships to create and develop a state-wide OER community. Today we get to take a global […]

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Engage the Expert Network with Every Learner Everywhere

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/19/2021 | 0 comments

Providing and supporting education today requires instructors and practitioners to be highly knowledgeable, flexible, and adaptable, and to have a whole toolbox full of technology and teaching related skills. This is especially true now that they are teaching or supporting teaching in remote, online, or blended environments. These challenges are why I’m so thrilled about […]

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New Year, New Community

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/15/2021 | 0 comments

As you read last week in Frontiers, my colleague Mollie McGill has retired after 32 years of dedicated service to WCET. Mollie wore many hats at WCET, including directing membership. With her exit, I’ve been gifted her metaphorically huge shoes to fill. I’m honored to be the interface between members and WCET. In the 14 […]

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Recapping the 2020 Election: What Higher Education Can Expect

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/13/2020 | 0 comments

The election of Donald Trump in 2016 significantly impacted higher education, perhaps more than any recent election. Citing her belief that “We must expand our thinking about what education actually is, as well as resist the urge to expect all students to follow the same track,” Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has presided over a […]

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Did Your Course Go Digital Due to COVID-19? Playbook Advises on Regulations When Making the Switch

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/4/2020 | 0 comments

The spring 2020 term saw an unprecedented response to an unprecedented challenge as virtually every U.S. higher education institution offering face-to-face instruction rapidly switched to remote instruction, many in as little as one to two weeks and some in a few days. Institutions struggled to resolve challenges ranging from the technological to the pedagogical to […]

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Exemplars in the Fight against Syndicate Cheating

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/30/2020 | 0 comments

Over the past two weeks, Frontiers has featured its series on academic integrity and cheating syndicates. The first post considered the spectrum of threats facing higher education and our students and the second looked at the practices cheating sites use to entice (and trap?) students. To finish up the series, I’m happy to welcome Shannon […]

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