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Six OER Student Cost Savings and Cost-Benefit Principles for Decision Makers

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 3/8/2022 | 0 comments

WCET is happy host the National Consortium of Open Educational Resources (NCOER), which facilitates collaborative efforts of the four regional higher education compacts: Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). In celebration of Open Education Week, today’s […]

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Leveraging Regional Partnerships for a State-wide OER Community

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/3/2021 | 1 comments

Happy Open Education Week! What can be accomplished when we all work together for educational equity? This week’s blog post by Jenny Parks and Regina Gong answers that question (Hint: the answer is going to blow your mind and make you want to get involved). Working with Jenny and Regina to scale open educational resources […]

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Let the DATA drive: Washington community & technical college’s journey to establish OER and Low-Cost codes

Published by: Erin Noelle Walton | 3/21/2019 | 0 comments

In this blog, Mark Jenkins and Boyoung Chae detail the vital benefits of using a data-driven approach in OER initiatives to promote affordability and student success for Washington’s Community and Technical Colleges. Their approach helped to meet two important goals: Meet students’ needs for learning which courses use free or “low-cost” resources, which aids them […]

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Creative Commons Offers New Certificate on Open Licensing

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/1/2018 | 2 comments

As WCET’s Director of Open Policy, one of the issues I constantly face is getting people up-to-speed on their options for openly licensing content. As they describe on their “about” page, Creative Commons “provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your […]

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The Evolution of Librarians: Open Education Leadership

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/22/2018 | 1 comments

We are proud to have Tanya Spilovoy, WCET Director of Open Policy, provide periodic updates on events in the world of open education. Today’s post talks about her role in the development and teaching of a professional development program for librarians focusing on OER. Librarians have jumped to the forefront in OER planning, leadership, and […]

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Opening a New Path to Success – A Journey with Open Textbooks

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/26/2018 | 1 comments

Z Degrees (Zero-Textbook Cost Degrees) are what many consider the holy grail of Open Educational Resources (OER) accomplishments. Today’s guest blogger, Tanya Grosz, Ph. D., Dean of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning, led the open initiative at the University of Northwestern St. Paul—the first institution in Minnesota to create a Z Degree. Tanya and I […]

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Open Textbooks and OER in Colorado: Lots of Interest and Great Promise

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/9/2018 | 0 comments

This week on WCET Frontiers Blog, Tanya Spilovoy, Ed. D., Director of Open Policy for WCET, discusses the outcomes of the Colorado Open Educational Resources (OER) Council recent work in open textbook initiatives, her research and consulting role with WCET, and how OER can be leveraged to meet state higher education goals. WCET is thrilled […]

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Nursing Regulation’s Prelicensure Guidelines for Distance Education Programs

Published by: Russ Poulin | 11/14/2014 | 0 comments

November 14, 2014 I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Nancy Spector over the past few years as the National Council of State Boards of Nursing works on the issue of prelicensure Nursing requirements across the states.  They have made significant progress in developing a “home state” model that will eventually require that only […]

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