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A Road to Somewhere

Published by: WCET | 7/31/2020

Last month I asked our readers to contemplate whether or not we’re “on a road to nowhere” as we prepare for the fall and beyond. Today, I want to take a look at where we are on that road and […]

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Surveys Highlight Student and Faculty Experiences with Remote Learning

Published by: WCET | 7/8/2020

Two new surveys show the reactions and resilience of students and faculty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring. Overcoming conjecture and some bold (often unsupported) statements about the move to remote teaching, the survey results provide real […]

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

Published by: WCET | 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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Online Learning: Let Students Learn Where They Are

Published by: WCET | 6/4/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges and universities to move their face-to-face courses to remote and online formats. Instructors heroically worked to ensure continuity of learning for their students. Considering this shift online, Anna Porcaro, the Executive Director of Online Learning […]

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Licensing Certification and Dispersed Students, Oh My! 

Published by: WCET | 4/30/2020

Institutions have juggled many issues to maintain educational continuity during the pandemic. WCET has addressed accessibility, Veterans benefits, crisis coordination, Open Educational Resources, the U.S. Department of Education’s ability to exercise enforcement discretion for Title IV eligibility , and more! […]

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Promising Practices for Navigating “What’s Next”

Published by: WCET | 4/23/2020

I have long marveled at how quickly and effectively WCET pivots to support its members when we most need assistance. Remember the announcement of new guidelines that regional accreditors were going to use to evaluate distance education (CRAC-2001)? State authorization […]

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Considering the Future, Now! 

Published by: WCET | 4/21/2020

I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks (months?) have felt surreal. Not only on a professional level, but on a personal one as well. That uncanny feeling I have about ‘these times’ has continued as our local […]

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Open in a Time of Crisis

Published by: WCET | 4/16/2020

As an ongoing part of WCET’s efforts to help faculty and staff respond to the pandemic, today Dr. Tanya Spilovoy, our resident Open Educational Resources (OER) expert, takes a look at the role openness and OER can play as institutions […]

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

Published by: WCET | 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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