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Higher Education Act – Innovations, Definitions, and State Authorization

Published by: WCET | 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: WCET | 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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The Case for CACE: The Consortium for the Assessment of College Equivalency

Published by: WCET | 6/2/2016

Sometimes in higher education common sense and doing the right thing for students supersede competition, policies, and politics (SARA may quickly come to mind). An example, the newly-minted Consortium for the Assessment of College Equivalency (CACE), formed officially in 2015, […]

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WCET Predictions for 2014 Focus on Academic Quality and Student Needs

Published by: WCET | 2/7/2014

We asked you to: “Predict something that will happen this year regarding teaching, learning, technology, business of e-learning, policy, regulations, student behavior, or other related items.” Not surprising of our followers, the bulk of the focus is on academic issues […]

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Badges, Credits and Accreditation

Published by: WCET | 10/10/2013

Alternative credentials are a hot topic in higher education – from the new direct assessment competency based programs to badges to certify competency.  Today, Anne Derryberry of Sage Road Solutions, LLC, shares with us the current thinking around how badges […]

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Wisconsin’s Flexible Option: A System Approach to Competency-Based Education

Published by: WCET | 9/19/2013

In earlier Frontiers blog posts, we heard about developing competency-based programs at Northern Arizona University and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  WCET is also currently partnering with Mozilla, Blackboard, and Sage Road Solutions in offering a MOOC on badges […]

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MOOCs – A Question of Credit

Published by: WCET | 7/31/2013

John Ebersole, president of Excelsior College, gives his views on where MOOCs currently stand on their trek to become avenues for students to receive college credit.  This guest blog posting is part of a short series on MOOCs and follow […]

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ACE’s First Review of MOOCs for Academic Credit

Published by: WCET | 7/25/2013

Over the next few weeks, WCET will publish a series of blog posts on Massively Open Online Courses.  Given the amount of press that MOOCs have received over the past year, you must be wondering why we need more writings […]

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