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OER Supported by North Dakota Legislators

Published by: WCET | 1/21/2015

Today we have the privilege of hearing from Tanya Spilovoy, director of distance education and state authorization at the North Dakota University System, as she shares with us the journey of an open educational resource initiative that has what we […]

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Goodbye Lake Wobegone: Proposed Teacher Prep Regulations and Distance Ed

Published by: WCET | 12/12/2014

December 12, 2014 It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegone… …and then new Teacher Prep regulations were released. On December 3rd, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed new accountability regulations for teacher preparation programs.  Public comment will be […]

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New Gainful Employment Regulations Tied to State Authorization

Published by: WCET | 10/30/2014

This morning, the U.S. Department of Education released a 945 page document describing its new “Gainful Employment” (GE) regulations. An informal version is available on the Department’s website and the final version will be published in the Federal Register on […]

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Education Department Urges Colleges to Follow IPEDS Distance Ed Definitions

Published by: WCET | 10/17/2014

In an extended conversation with the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) IPEDS personnel, they confirmed which distance education enrollment counts colleges should be reporting to the Department’s IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) survey. The Department representatives also wondered […]

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Capella University FlexPath

Published by: WCET | 10/9/2014

Capella University is a 2014 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award recipient for the development of FlexPath.  Deb Bushway, Vice President of Academic Innovation and Chief Academic Officer shares with us today the evolution of FlexPath from pilot to celebrating its […]

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Seven Key Takeaways from the State Authorization Webcasts

Published by: WCET | 9/11/2014

In partnership with M-SARA (run by MHEC), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), we offered two webcasts in August with updates on state authorization. The first webcast focused on state and federal […]

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You can learn THAT online?!?!?

Published by: WCET | 8/7/2014

Online learning has been popularized through programs in business, technology, education and even nursing.  However, over the years, the diversity of programs you can take online – even those which require extensive clinical hours – has grown.  For a little […]

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This Summer, Online Collaborating is Hot!

Published by: WCET | 7/24/2014

It has been a good summer and a good year for colleges finding ways to work together online. I’ve been meaning to note this development for some time, but this week’s developments with California State University Online prompted me to […]

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