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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 Education Enrollment Growth—Major Differences Persist Among Sectors

Published by: WCET | 3/1/2018

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) recently released its 2016 distance education data. This report shows course enrollment for distance education programs in the United States. Today, we welcome Terri Taylor-Straut, Senior Research Analyst for WCET, to WCET Frontiers. […]

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

Published by: WCET | 2/9/2018

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, […]

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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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Introducing the Online Learning Efficacy Research Database

Published by: WCET | 11/30/2017

WCET is thrilled to welcome Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Katie Linder, from the Oregon State University Ecampus, to introduce the new Online Learning Efficacy Research Database. This database will help you find citations for higher education studies that compare […]

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Research Preparation and Engagement of Instructional Designers

Published by: WCET | 11/2/2017

WCET was thrilled to help recruit participants for the Spring 2017 Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit national study on the research engagement and training of instructional designers in institutions of higher education. Today we welcome the authors of the […]

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What role does research play in EdTech decision-making?

Published by: WCET | 8/3/2017

How are edtech related decisions made at your institution? Do your decision makers review research to make decisions about what edtech is selected for use in the classroom? This week we welcome Fiona Hollands from the Teachers College with Columbia […]

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Virtually Inspired Website Showcases Practical Innovations

Published by: WCET | 12/8/2016

This week we welcome Dr. Susan Aldridge, President of Drexel University Online, and Marci Powell, Chair Emerita of the U.S. Distance Learning Association, to discuss Drexel’s success in teaching and learning in virtual environments. Their story is not only “virtually […]

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