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Considering the Future, Now! 

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/21/2020 | 0 comments

I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks (months?) have felt surreal. Not only on a professional level, but on a personal one as well. That uncanny feeling I have about ‘these times’ has continued as our local and state leaders and our federal governments are discussing what it will take to start […]

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Evaluating Faculty Participation in Online Workshops

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/27/2020 | 0 comments

Last week we welcomed Lynn Wahl, Instructional Designer for UNC Charlotte, to discuss how they used design thinking to create online faculty development workshops. In a continuation of the topic, Lynn joins us today to talk about how to assess a learning opportunity such as the online workshops to ensure they continue to engage attendees […]

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Student Device Preferences for Online Course Access and Multimedia Learning

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/12/2018 | 0 comments

What technology devices do you have close to you right now? I have a desktop computer, two laptops, a Smartwatch, and a Smartphone. Students also have a numerous devices which they use for a variety of different purposes. But do you know what devices your students prefer? Do these preferences change depending on the reasons […]

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A Look Back at 2017 for WCET Frontiers: It’s Been Weird

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/21/2017 | 1 comments

What a weird year for news. Comic actress Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy Award for her Saturday Night Live portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. It is hard to say which was more surreal, her version of “Spicey” or the actual twisted logic used by Spicer himself. Here at WCET and the Frontiers […]

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In Defense of the LMS

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 7/20/2017 | 3 comments

Many of us have worked with Learning Management System (LMS)s in one way or another, as administrators, instructors, support, assistants, or students. And, through working with these platforms, many of us end up strongly disliking them. This week we welcome Sasha Thackaberry from Southern New Hampshire University to discuss this love/hate relationship between higher education […]

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The Great LMS Review Adventure

Published by: Russ Poulin | 2/4/2016 | 2 comments

Who wants the best LMS?  We all do!  How do you pick the best LMS? *cricket chirp, cricket chirp* A choice of a Learning Management System (LMS) is a critical one for colleges and universities on so many levels – it is the most important academic technology system in the majority of higher education technical infrastructures […]

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U-Pace: Building Student Success Through Content Mastery & Proactive Support

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 10/22/2014 | 0 comments

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a 2014 WCET Outstanding Work Award winner for their innovative online instructional approach, U-Pace.  Today Diane Reddy and Ray Fleming, co-creators of U-Pace and Laura Pedrick, executive director of UWM Online, share with us a little about the program. Putting data into action. Valuable student data is now easily available […]

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Keeping Institutional Decision-Making Up With New Learning Platforms

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/16/2012 | 7 comments

Today we welcome Phil Hill, executive vice president at Delta Initiative, as a guest blogger. Phil is a consultant and industry analyst covering the educational technology market primarily for higher education. We have seen a great deal of change in the higher education Learning Management System (LMS) market over the past year, as has been […]

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