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A DETA Update

Published by: WCET | 7/26/2018

It’s a DETA Update! Today we welcome Tanya Joosten, Director of Digital Learning Research and Development and Co-Director, National Research Center for Distance Education (DETA) and Technological Advancements at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to give us an update on DETA. […]

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My online course quality rubric has a first name. It’s O-S-C-Q-R!

Published by: WCET | 7/19/2018

Today on WCET Frontiers, we welcome Alexandra Pickett, the Director of Open SUNY Online Teaching, to talk with us about the development of the online course design rubric OSCQR. This rubric was developed to help faculty improve the quality and […]

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Rio Salado: Innovation Pushes the Boundaries of Tradition

Published by: WCET | 5/3/2018

Today here on WCET Frontiers we are happy to welcome Stacey VanderHeiden Güney, the Director of the Digital Learning Solution Network. Stacey is here to discuss a recent study on higher education institutions implementing digital learning and follow-up conversations regarding […]

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

Published by: WCET | 4/26/2018

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 […]

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Count All Students! Outcome Measures for Non-Traditional Institutions

Published by: WCET | 4/12/2018

Should we count all students when analyzing higher education, or only some of them? It’s not surprising that when you include all students, you get different results from that analysis than when you don’t. We think all students should be […]

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Count All Students! New Outcome Measures Now Include Non-Traditional Students

Published by: WCET | 4/10/2018

There is new improvement to the U.S. Department of Education’s Graduation Rate statistic. And we should all be using it. Institutions with large non-traditional student enrollments (e.g.: community colleges, online colleges, inner city universities, military-serving institutions) have not been well-represented […]

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Rigor, Meet Reality

Published by: WCET | 4/5/2018

How do you define academic rigor? I know when I was completing my undergraduate and graduate coursework, I could tell the difference between a rigorous course and one that would be a little less time consuming. I also understood, especially […]

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Higher Education Act – Innovations, Definitions, and State Authorization

Published by: WCET | 3/15/2018

When passed in 1965, the Higher Education Act (HEA) was intended to “to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.” Updated or “reauthorized” several times since […]

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Distance Ed Growth – Access is a Big Motivator, But It’s Complicated

Published by: WCET | 2/1/2018

Distance education enrollment data continue to show growth. But, we wondered why. Is the motivation to serve more students, to make money, both, neither, or a complex set of other issues? We had heard many theories, often delivered with absolute […]

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Senate Weighs Innovation and Access Options in Reauthorizing Higher Ed Act

Published by: WCET | 1/26/2018

The Senate is moving ahead with deliberations on its version of a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Yesterday morning, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing focusing on “access and innovation.” Much was said […]

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