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2020 Top 10 Frontiers Blog Posts

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/18/2020

It’s that time again – let’s take a look at 2020’s Top 10 Frontiers blog posts based on views by you, our readers! Thank you for your support of WCET Frontiers through your subscriptions, comments, sharing, and guest authoring! 2020 […]

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Surprise! Newly Released Final Regulations

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/26/2020

On April 1st, the Department of Education released the final set of proposed regulations stemming from the 2019 Negotiated Rulemaking process (April Fools!). Back in April, WCET published three blog posts outlining the proposed regulations on April 3rd, April 6th, […]

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New Regulations #3: Direct Assessment and Competency-Based Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/13/2020

In case you missed it, the Department of Education finally released the last set of regulations from its epic 2019 negotiated rulemaking process on April 1st. And, no, it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. This is the third and […]

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Not Fooling – A Third Package of Proposed Regs Has Arrived

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/1/2020

**Update: On 4/2/2020, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it amended the public comment period timeline. The text below has been updated to reflect this update.** The third package has arrived! In the midst of managing rapid conversion of […]

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Continuing Our Regulatory Odyssey: Final Accreditation Regulations

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/22/2019

Earlier this year, the Department of Education engaged in negotiated rulemaking around several issues including state authorization and reciprocity, accreditation, distance education and innovation, regular and substantive interaction, competency-based education (CBE), TEACH grants, and faith-based institutions. Despite all odds and […]

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It’s Up to Us to Build It: Lessons Learned from Five Years in the Vanguard of CBE

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/13/2019

We’ve written several posts on the negotiated rulemaking process and updates to state authorization and accreditation regulations. Today we hear from another participant in the innovation negotiated rulemaking process on that experience and her institution’s take on new models of […]

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ED Negotiated Rulemaking: Issue Summary and Seeking Your Input

Published by: Erin Noelle Walton | 1/30/2019

WCET continues to cover the wide-ranging set of rule changes that are being proposed under the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking process. The Department is seeking input on several major changes on issues with special focus on accreditation and […]

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ED Negotiated Rulemaking: Suggested Principles for Addressing Issues

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/7/2019

The U.S. Department of Education begins meetings of its negotiated rulemaking main committee and subcommittees next week. There are several issues that will have an impact on the technology-enhanced higher education community. These decision will affect your students, faculty, and your […]

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