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New Regulations #3: Direct Assessment and Competency-Based Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/13/2020 | 3 comments

In case you missed it, the Department of Education finally released the last set of regulations from its epic 2019 negotiated rulemaking process on April 1st. And, no, it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. This is the third and final part of WCET’s analysis of the proposed rules. Part one of our analysis details […]

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What do they still need to learn? The Impact of Smartphones on Curriculum

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/28/2020 | 2 comments

Hold on, let me finish up one thing on my phone. Okay, I’m finished! Now, onto our post. I don’t know about you, but it can be hard for me to put my smartphone down sometimes. This relatively small device has become a large part of my life. I not only keep in touch with […]

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Expanding access, success, and equitable outcomes through the effective implementation of digital learning

Published by: Erin Noelle Walton | 2/21/2019 | 0 comments

A Sense of Urgency Many public colleges and universities have embraced the mission of increasing access to higher education by recruiting more diverse student populations. Unfortunately, institutions continue to see significant persistence and completion gaps for their low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students. In response to this problem, many two- and four-year institutions […]

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Transforming Our Model for Student Success: The WRAP Initiative

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/19/2018 | 0 comments

Welcome to the final blog post in our WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award blog post series! Today we are joined by Jason M. Ruckert from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, to discuss their 2018 WOW Award winning initiative: Worldwide Retention, Affinity, and Persistence or WRAP. The WRAP initiative encompasses immersive solutions which include the incorporation […]

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UDL in Action in College Online Courses

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/7/2018 | 0 comments

Do you have much experience with Universal Design? Today we’re thrilled to welcome a guest author who has not only implemented UDL on her own, but is assisting her colleagues in applying the principles in their classrooms as well. Tianhong Shi, instructional designer with Oregon State Extended Campus, joins WCET Frontiers today to tell us […]

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Comparing Credentials: An Update on the Credential Engine

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/24/2018 | 0 comments

What does the “higher education of the future” look like? Will it be online? On campus? Virtual? Will we still have the same 4 – 7 year undergraduate degree programs? Or will alternative credentials change the higher education landscape? This future seems a bit complex! Luckily, today we’re joined by Carrie Samson, Communications Manager for […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/16/2018 | 2 comments

It seems like all the cool kids are writing about last year’s trends and predicting what will come to pass in 2018. Well, we WCETers don’t want to be left out of the fun! Over the last few weeks I’ve discussed 2017 and 2018 with some of the movers and shakers in the higher ed, […]

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Edtech is a Human Experience: My First SXSWedu

Published by: Ashley Woods | 3/14/2016 | 1 comments

Sometimes you have to start at the end to see the beginning more clearly.  On my {somewhat delayed} journey home from SXSWedu, our Mike Abbiatti posed the question, “if technology is all it’s cracked up to be, why do we spend so much time in airplanes and hotels?”   For me this is a simple answer. We’re […]

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Mind the Skills Gap

Published by: Russ Poulin | 1/28/2016 | 1 comments

In the final chapter of our three-part set of guest blog posts focusing on the future, we welcome Michelle Weise. Formerly at the Clayton Christensen Institute, Michelle now serves as Executive Director of the Sandbox CoLABorative for Southern New Hampshire University. In that role, Michelle focuses on thinking through the challenges and potential partnerships that […]

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Higher Education in the Year 2050: The Age of IoT Global Connectivity

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/21/2016 | 0 comments

Have you met Robbie Melton, Tennessee’s emerging education technologies evangelist? We sent her back to the future and an in today’s guest blog post, she shares what she found there. Thank you Robbie! What are your thoughts about the future? Russ Poulin, WCET  Hello, I’m Robbie Melton, and I’m writing this blog from the future, […]

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