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California Switches Driver on Road to Future of Higher Education

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/15/2013 | 7 comments

In dealing with tight budgets, limited access to courses, growing costs to students, and concerns about educational quality, we’re noticing that governors and legislators in states and provinces are asking tough questions.  Many see technology as part of the answer and they are engaging their higher education leaders in designing ways to better serve their […]

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The Chaotic MBA Experience: Online Learning in a Time-starved World

Published by: Russ Poulin | 12/12/2012 | 1 comments

Earlier this year, I was on a plane that was delayed for unknown reasons.  During the several hour delay I had the pleasure of meeting Sean Baxter, an up-and-coming executive with ITriage.  In our discussion we solved many world problems and I learned that Sean was a recent online MBA graduate.   I invited Sean to […]

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Morphing Virtual into Reality – Building the “Virtual College”

Published by: Russ Poulin | 8/23/2012 | 0 comments

Last fall, I had the pleasure of meeting President Lee Lambert and Ann Garnsey-Harner of Shoreline Community College after they presented on their ambitious plans to create a virtual college.  I was taken by the visionary leadership of President Lambert and the yeoman’s (yeoperson’s?) work of Ann Garnsey-Harter in using an open, inclusive planning process […]

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Online Ed: Changing the Face of Summer Session

Published by: Russ Poulin | 8/9/2012 | 1 comments

Robert Griggs is the Interim Vice President for Innovation and Extended Learning at Bemidji State University, which is located in northern Minnesota.  Bob has a long history of experience with online education.  We asked him to comment on trends that he has been noticing in summer enrollment patterns and how online education is changing the […]

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The North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO)

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 6/27/2012 | 1 comments

Today’s guest blog comes to us from our WICHE colleagues Pat Shea and Catherine Weldon who run an innovative program to bring sophisticated science into the virtual hands of online students. NANSLO represents an international collaborative partnership between postsecondary institutions in the U.S. and Canada. The collaboration will result in the development of online science […]

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WCET Digital Learning Content Summit: Second Day & Free-range Learning

Published by: Russ Poulin | 5/11/2012 | 0 comments

Yesterday we completed WCET’s Leadership Summit on New Directions for Digital Learning Content.  We had great conversations with academic leaders, elearning professionals, and corporate executives about educational digital resources of all kinds.  Thank you to T.J. Bliss, doctoral candidate at BYU, for taking extensive notes.  Using Google docs, we’ll be adding more to those notes […]

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Intersecting Parallel Universes – Online Learning and Military Voluntary Education

Published by: Ashley Woods | 2/22/2012 | 2 comments

Last week the Council for College and Military Educators held their annual symposium and as an attendee and concurrent session presenter, I had the opportunity to observe the many conversations those in the military voluntary education community are having that parallel and intersect with those we’re having in the online education community.  One surprise for […]

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Onsite and Online learning: A Meaningful Distinction Any Longer?

Published by: Russ Poulin | 12/7/2011 | 3 comments

Several years ago, it became clear that eportfolios were going to have a lasting impact in higher education.  At that time, WCET conducted (now dated) research on the emerging eportfolio products.  As an update, we asked Trent Batson of the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-based Learning (www.aaeebl.org) and long-time WCET friend Gary Brown to […]

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Completely Redesigning One Institution’s Online Courses – In Just One Year

Published by: Russ Poulin | 12/1/2011 | 10 comments

FIRST – Sorry to our subscribers who received the seemingly random post of Jo Kroll’s picture.  I was trying a newer version of WordPress and made a mistake.  Some parts are not quite as user friendly as I’d hoped.  Russ Poulin ON TO THE POST — I first met Jo Kroll at WCET’s old Institute […]

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Online Ed Needs to Be More Aggressive in the Quality Debate

Published by: Russ Poulin | 6/15/2011 | 11 comments

Diane Goldsmith is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium.  A long-time contributor to WCET activities, Diane is the current WCET Steering Committee Chair and serves on the WCET Executive Council. Maybe I’m just getting cranky, but I’m increasingly irritated by attacks on online learning, especially those based on badly designed research, small […]

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