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Questions about EQUIP, Ed Department’s Expansion of Aid to New Providers

Published by: WCET | 8/17/2016

On Tuesday, The U.S. Department of Education announced (Department press release, Wall Street Journal story) the eight partnerships that were selected in the EQUIP (Educational QUality through Innovative Partnerships) experimental sites program. The Department sought collaborations between accredited institutions that […]

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Practice

Reimagining Higher Education and the National Technology Plan

Published by: WCET | 7/11/2016

On the last day of June, the U.S. Department of Education hosted an invitation-only session on “Reimagining Higher Education.” I was very pleased to represent WCET members. Here are some of the top takeaways and notice that they are planning […]

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Pending Federal State Authorization Regulations-What Might Be Included?

Published by: WCET | 6/15/2016

It’s coming back! The federal regulation for the state authorization of distance education appears to be returning. The Department of Education submitted a proposed regulation to the Office of Management and Budget for its review. The abstract on the OMB […]

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Call to Action: EVERYONE Should Respond to Teacher Prep Distance Ed Regs

Published by: WCET | 4/22/2016

If you have not paid attention to the proposed “Teacher Prep” regulations, it’s time to do so. Once again “distance education” is being treated differently by the U.S. Department of Education. Certainly, institutions with distance education programs that prepare students […]

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Practice

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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EQUIP: Ed Department Seeks Experimental College-Provider Financial Aid Partnerships

Published by: WCET | 10/26/2015

Students at “non-traditional providers” of postsecondary education will have a chance to earn federal financial aid through experimental partnerships recently announced by the U.S. Department of Education. To participate, providers are expected to partner with “traditional” institutions that currently offer […]

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How a Technical Call Center Added Financial Aid Calls – and Thrived!

Published by: WCET | 7/16/2015

After 10 years of providing technical support for e-Learning solutions, the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium’s (CTDLC) Call Center was presented with an interesting opportunity.  The CFO of our parent organization, Charter Oak State College, approached us to ask whether we […]

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Practice

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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