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WCET, OLC, & UPCEA Partner on Higher Ed Act for the 21st Century Learner

Published by: WCET | 1/12/2016

WCET partners with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) in creating a unified voice on pending federal regulations for today’s higher education students. By working together, we can have more impact on […]

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Highlights of Distance Education Enrollment Trends from IPEDS Fall 2014

Published by: WCET | 12/21/2015

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) released the third year of Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data that reports Distance Education (DE) student enrollment for the Fall of 2014. This is […]

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DETA Advances Distance Ed Research Through Grants and a Toolkit

Published by: WCET | 10/19/2015

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) Research Center invites you to participate in a competitive grant process. They are looking for researchers who want to conduct rigorous studies on effective course and institution practices in online […]

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Progress on New Federal Electronic Instructional Materials Accessibility Legislation

Published by: WCET | 9/21/2015

In today’s blog post, we have a conversation with Jarret Cummings, EDUCAUSE’s Director of Policy and External Relations. Jarret has helped lead negotiations on new federal legislation that would facilitate the development of voluntary accessibility guidelines for electronic instructional materials […]

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Sustaining Innovation: Tips for Leading a Maturing Entity

Published by: WCET | 9/2/2015

Note: This blog post is for those managers of online learning or extended learning units who are in maturing organizations. If you have started an online learning unit or recently been asked to transition an operation to partially or fully […]

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Three A’s Driving the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Published by: WCET | 8/6/2015

This summer the Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee has begun the process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965.  As some of you have experienced in previous reauthorizations, the committee has been holding hearings to determine […]

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Six Common Myths about State Authorization for Distance Education

Published by: WCET | 7/23/2015

This week the WCET State Authorization Network is hosting its second State Authorization Compliance Workshop in Denver. In discussing the contents for this event, we started stumbling on some common myths that we keep hearing about state authorization and distance […]

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Update on the Five Types of State Authorization Regulations

Published by: WCET | 6/28/2015

Hello from Washington, DC and the NACUA (National Association of College and University Attorneys) Annual Conference. As part of my role on a state authorization panel, I was asked to give an overview of the Department of Education’s state authorization […]

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Four Recommendations for the Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Published by: WCET | 6/4/2015

Some new federal regulations may be coming your way and we need to make our voice heard. We need your help in addressing concerns in four areas: ensuring equity for financial aid, student identity, accessibility, and state authorization of distance […]

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