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Past the Point of No Return: The Not-So-Shadow Education Sector

Published by: Erin Noelle Walton | 2/1/2019

Welcome to Sasha Thackaberry (Vice Provost, Digital and Continuing Education at Louisiana State University and member of WCET’s Executive Council) who authored today’s guest blog post. At a couple meetings of our Executive Council, we’ve had brief discussions about the […]

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The value of micro-credentials and badging needs continual clarification

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/14/2018

Welcome today to David Porter, CEO of eCampusOntario, who joins us to discuss the value of micro-credentials and badging. After an intriguing keynote presentation at an educational event, David reached out to several education colleagues who work and research in […]

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Marketable Skills + Credentialing = the Value of Signals

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/6/2018

What signals do you use to showcase your skills and expertise? Our students need a way to let future employers know about their collegiate experiences and accomplishments. Today we welcome Mike Simmons from University of North Texas to discuss their  […]

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Comparing Credentials: An Update on the Credential Engine

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/24/2018

What does the “higher education of the future” look like? Will it be online? On campus? Virtual? Will we still have the same 4 – 7 year undergraduate degree programs? Or will alternative credentials change the higher education landscape? This […]

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Rio Salado: Innovation Pushes the Boundaries of Tradition

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/3/2018

Today here on WCET Frontiers we are happy to welcome Stacey VanderHeiden Güney, the Director of the Digital Learning Solution Network. Stacey is here to discuss a recent study on higher education institutions implementing digital learning and follow-up conversations regarding […]

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Higher Education Act – Innovations, Definitions, and State Authorization

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/15/2018

When passed in 1965, the Higher Education Act (HEA) was intended to “to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.” Updated or “reauthorized” several times since […]

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Senate Weighs Innovation and Access Options in Reauthorizing Higher Ed Act

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/26/2018

The Senate is moving ahead with deliberations on its version of a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Yesterday morning, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing focusing on “access and innovation.” Much was said […]

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Digital Credentials for Faculty Professional Development

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/5/2017

I’ve held many conversations with higher education professionals about how to encourage the use of instructional technologies in the classroom. Many times the conversation revolves around the newest innovations, what tool is the most user-friendly, or which new tech will […]

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How Open Educational Resources Give Faculty and Students What They Want

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/29/2017

Undergraduate costs are on the rise and student loan debt is a huge issue impacting today’s society. How can we, as higher education professionals, help limit the costs for students while also ensuring and promoting their success? This week we […]

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