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Structure Your Accessibility Work

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/4/2020

The following special topic paper originally appeared in the publication Pursuing Regulatory Compliance for Digital Instruction in Response to Covid-19: Policy Playbook, which was published by the Every Learner Everywhere Network and develop and edited by WCET. The Playbook gives background on several […]

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Exemplars in the Fight against Syndicate Cheating

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

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 […]

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It is Time to Improve Higher Education Transfer

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/28/2020

This week the Scaling Partners Network, on which I represent WCET, issued a “call to action” regarding transfer in higher education. It’s a bold request to educators and policy makers to rethink articulation among institutions. In this post, I outline […]

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An Equation at the Heart of Equity in Higher Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/9/2020

WCET is thrilled to serve as the intermediary for Every Learner Everywhere, a network of twelve partner organizations with expertise in evaluating, implementing, scaling, and measuring the efficacy of education technologies, curriculum and course design strategies, teaching practices, and support […]

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Respond Before They Fail – Implementing Our New Alert System

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 7/24/2020

One of my favorite parts of my role here at WCET is learning about technology initiatives at colleges or universities, especially those that are not only helpful for students, but receive such rave reviews from faculty members and staff! That’s […]

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Avoiding a “Road to Nowhere:” What We Must Do This Fall

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/22/2020

In 1985 The Talking Heads released “Road to Nowhere.” That song, and that metaphor, have been on my mind a lot lately as I think about where higher education is going in the fall and beyond. Photo by Illiya Vjestica […]

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Update on Federal Regulations Impacting Distance Education During the Pandemic

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/22/2020

In Harold Ramis’ 1993 classic, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray portrays a television weatherman sent to cover Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day who ends up repeating the day over and over again. At first, Murray’s character, Phil Connors, uses the time […]

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Fall and Beyond: Higher Education in the Age of COVID-19 and Other Disasters

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/8/2020

Even before the COVID-19 global pandemic, higher education was struggling to make sense of what David La Piana and Melissa Mendes call a VUCA world in The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World. Originally coined by […]

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