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CCCOnline Finds Success in Six-week Intensive Courses

Published by: WCET | 5/13/2015

As of summer 2014 CCCOnline has been offering 6-week intensive courses.  These have shown great promise in terms of student interest, student success/retention, and instructor satisfaction.  Before I embark on this journey we’ve been on, first a little background on […]

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DEAC Announces Peer Review Process for Non-traditional Distance Ed Providers

Published by: WCET | 4/16/2015

How do students judge the quality of distance education courses?  The Distance Education Accrediting Commission’s (DEAC) new quality review process helps students to make that evaluation. Traditional colleges have accreditation. Accrediting agencies traditionally provide peer-review evaluations to (according to the […]

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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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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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Education 3.0 – Around The Globe

Published by: WCET | 8/27/2014

What do Greeks, Vietnamese, Australians, and Americans have in common? The answer is no joke… I travel a lot. For the past several years, I have accumulated over 200,000 miles per year, going around the world to speak about education […]

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The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Further Thoughts

Published by: WCET | 1/28/2014

January 28, 2014 Thank you to Tony Bates for providing his perspective on productivity and online education, including part 1 on “Main Concepts and Principles” and Part 2 on “Identifying Promising Areas of Productivity for Online Learning.”  We asked five […]

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The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Part 2

Published by: WCET | 1/23/2014

January 23, 2014 This is the second of two parts of a guest post by noted educational technology thinker, Tony Bates.  The first part focused on Main Concepts and Principles.  Again, thank you to Tony Bates for his contribution. Russ […]

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The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Part 1

Published by: WCET | 1/21/2014

January 21, 2014 In some circles, online learning has become the panacea for increasing access and productivity in higher education.  As distance education professionals, we’ve been comfortable with the access issue, but politicians have pulled us into the productivity mix […]

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Successfully Implementing Mobile Learning Across an Entire Campus

Published by: WCET | 10/23/2013

We better be paying attention to mobile learning.  A short while ago, I asked Robbie Melton, the Tennessee Board of Regents’ (and WCET’s) “Appologist” about examples in her state of successful implementation of mobile learning on campus.  She introduced me […]

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