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Regional Collaboration in Promoting OER Adoption

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/12/2018

Today WCET Frontiers is excited to showcase the recent Open Educational Resources (OER) Implementation and Policy Summit for the MHEC States. This multi-state OER meeting brought together OER advocates from across campuses, legislatures, faculty, students, and more to collaboratively learn […]

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Expanding the OER Research Horizon – the OER Research Fellowship

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 9/25/2018

If you celebrated a recent large-scale study at the University of Georgia showing Open Educational Resource’s (OER) positive impact on student outcomes, you’ll be excited to know that there are many other articles on the topic of OER efficacy and […]

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Staying Afloat During the Perfect Storm

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 9/14/2018

In a week when both the Carolinas and Hawai’i are being hit by hurricanes, we are reminded of the power of a particularly powerful storm to wreak havoc. Former WCET Steering Committee member, Burck Smith, has long been a student […]

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Promising Practices and the Future of Dual Enrollment

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/23/2018

In our last dual enrollment post, we discussed the various types of dual enrollment courses, impact of these courses, who’s taking and offering these courses, and the pros and cons of dual enrollment. This week we’re looking at some promising […]

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An Update on Dual and Concurrent Enrollment

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/9/2018

Many conversations in Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee meeting on the reauthorization of the Higher Ed Act focused on dual or concurrent enrollment. Concurrent enrollment was also in the news in the past few years when The Higher […]

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Sweeping Changes Proposed by the Department of Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/3/2018

Ready to change higher education, as we know it, in the United States? Based on two announcements from the U.S. Department of Education on July 31, Betsy DeVos and company seem poised to do so. [caption id="attachment_10159" align="alignright" width="259"] Photo: […]

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State Authorization Federal Regulation (Almost) Delayed…What’s Next?

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/29/2018

Our holiday message arrived! The Department announced in the Federal Register on Friday, before the holiday weekend, that the Secretary proposes to delay until July 1, 2020, the effective date of the final regulations regarding state authorization of distance education […]

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State Authorization for Distance Ed Federal Regulation to be Implemented 07/01/2018

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/19/2018

Frequently Asked Questions: Overview and Direction of the Regulations The U.S. Department of Education is scheduled to implement state authorization for distance education regulations on July 1, 2018. There is still some uncertainty about whether the Department will implement the […]

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Count All Students! Outcome Measures for Non-Traditional Institutions

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/12/2018

Should we count all students when analyzing higher education, or only some of them? It’s not surprising that when you include all students, you get different results from that analysis than when you don’t. We think all students should be […]

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