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Accreditation, Quality, and Changes in Digital Learning

Published by: ewalton | 5/17/2022 | 0 comments

The changing nature of digital learning and postsecondary education in the post-COVID era has brought new opportunities and challenges for the quality assurance provided by the accreditation process. In a preview of a plenary session to be held at the WCET Annual Meeting (October 19-21 in Denver), this post features the thoughts of the leaders […]

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More Federal Rulemaking Excitement for Distance Ed Fans…and Next Steps

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/24/2022 | 0 comments

Earlier this week, we shared some very important issues from recent Federal rulemaking that will likely have a big effect on distance education. You probably have heard much more about the other “bigger” issues addressed during this rulemaking such as the 90/10 Rule and Gainful Employment. Our reporting on the 2022 Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility […]

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Excited about March Madness? Proposed Section 32 Will Excite Distance Ed Fans

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/21/2022 | 1 comments

The annual NCAA college basketball tournament, celebrated nationally and called the “Big Dance” or “March Madness,” began last week with great hoopla. Simultaneously, another form of “competition” occurred – the final week of the U.S. Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking process. Rulemaking can look like a “Big Dance” with representatives of higher education factions engaged […]

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Federal Policy Surprises! Updates and a Call to Action

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/22/2022 | 0 comments

How many of you like surprises? Surprises can be great fun, but let’s be clear that rulemaking surprises are sometimes more like encountering the clown from IT. Not to be left out, Congress is also providing its own surprise so you may want to consider contacting your Congressional Representative and/or Senator. What started out as […]

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2022 Digital Learning Policy Preview, Part 2:  Federal and State Rules

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/27/2022 | 0 comments

The self-proclaimed “policy nerds” at WCET and WCET|SAN began looking forward to 2022, and we started to marvel at all the policy issues for digital learning in higher education that will be in play this year. Some significant changes for online and distance learning with significant implications for student consumer protection are on the horizon. […]

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2022 Digital Learning Policy Preview, Part 1: U.S. Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/26/2022 | 0 comments

The self-proclaimed “policy nerds” at WCET and WCET/SAN began looking forward to 2022, and we started to marvel at all the policy issues for digital learning in higher education that will be in play this year. Some significant changes for online and distance learning with significant implications for student consumer protection are on the horizon. […]

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The Heart of the Learner 

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/20/2022 | 0 comments

Today’s blog outlines five steps educators can implement to ensure that we are approaching our work from a learner first perspective. Thank you to WCET Member O’Donnell Learn and Carrie O’Donnell for this thoughtful blog that will help reach and understand the heart of the learner. ~Megan Raymond, WCET Every person working in the field […]

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Stories from the Educational Underground – WCET Interviews Peter Smith

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 10/27/2021 | 0 comments

“Learning happens everywhere. Somehow, we have to figure out how to recognize that learning.” That was one of the closing thoughts that stuck with me when I sat in on an interview between WCET’s Executive Director, Russ Poulin, and the inspiring Peter Smith late last month. The interview centered on Peter’s newest book on higher […]

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The Bigger Shift: Student ROI for higher education…and the role of digital learning

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/29/2021 | 0 comments

It started before COVID-19. Students, families, businesses, and those considering college questioned the value, the “return on investment” (ROI), of postsecondary education. Could they do better doing something else? Was the debt worth it? Is college for them? Those questions loomed larger during the pandemic. They will continue to haunt us moving forward. The WCET […]

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Don’t Lick Any Doorknobs and Roll Tide – Virtual Bama Bound and Shifting Operations

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/14/2021 | 0 comments

Today we continue our celebration of 2021 WOW awardees with a post from Rachel S. Thompson, Director, Center for Instructional Technology Office of Information Technology with The University of Alabama. When the higher education world moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alabama’s ITAS and CIT teams collaborated to shift their student orientation online, and […]

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