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The Audacity of MOOCS

Published by: WCET | 9/30/2013

After last week’s blog posting from David Cillay, Richard Katz (former WCET Executive Council member) and I had a great discussion via email.  I invited Richard to provide his viewpoint.  Richard served 14 years as vice president of EDUCAUSE and […]

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The Significance of CCRC’s New Research on Online Ed

Published by: WCET | 2/21/2013

Last Sunday, a New York Times editorial educated us on “The Trouble with Online College.” When the editorial focuses on the results of a longitudinal study by Columbia University’s  Community College Research Center (CCRC).  While they make some good points, […]

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Distance Education in IPEDS

Published by: WCET | 11/28/2012

There are some exciting changes in the Integrated Postsecondary Data Education System (IPEDS) data collection. Most notably, IPEDS has started to collect more information on postsecondary distance education. In the 2011-12 data collection year, IPEDS began asking institutions if they […]

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Reviewing US News Release of Honor Rolls of Online Education

Published by: WCET | 1/10/2012

The moment has arrived.  The ‘mother of all rankings,’ also known as the US News and World Report rankings, have birthed their newest baby where they list the “Top Online Programs.”  Rather than an overall institutional ranking they have created […]

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WCET Awarded Bill & Melinda Gates Grant on Predictive Analytics

Published by: WCET | 5/16/2011

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) a grant to identify variables that influence student retention and progression.  Announced in a May 16 press release, the findings are intended to assist institutional and […]

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Learning Analytics – Discovering What Students REALLY Need to Succeed

Published by: WCET | 5/11/2011

“Learning Analytics” is a term used to describe an emerging professional practice that systematically applies statistics and research methods to large “n” data sets. Analysts look for patterns among the analyzed results that can inform more accountable decision-making.  It’s not […]

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