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Institutional Accreditation in the Midst of COVID-19

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/6/2020 | 0 comments

In response to the pandemic, accrediting agencies acted creatively in applying their quality assurance processes in an uncertain and changing world. Today’s guest post provides insights about how one accrediting agency (the Higher Learning Commission) responded to this challenge and their view of the future. We requested this article because we openly wondered when accrediting […]

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MonsterBash: Data Protection and Privacy Unmasked

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/31/2018 | 1 comments

It is getting scary out there! What a spooky coincidence that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! It is 2018, is your institution or organization’s data protected? How do you know the goblins, ghouls, and trolls are not already infesting your perimeter? WCET began following the issue of data protection and privacy (DPP) in […]

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Sweeping Changes Proposed by the Department of Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/3/2018 | 5 comments

Ready to change higher education, as we know it, in the United States? Based on two announcements from the U.S. Department of Education on July 31, Betsy DeVos and company seem poised to do so. Of most importance to our readers is a wide-ranging set of issues that are slated to be addressed in an […]

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

Published by: Russ Poulin | 4/16/2015 | 1 comments

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 U.S. Department of Education) “ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels […]

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Opening the Doors to Education: Ensuring Accessibility in Open Textbooks

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 4/1/2015 | 0 comments

Accessibility is a concern across all of technology-enhanced education.  At BCcampus, they wanted to help content creators incorporate accessible practices into their open materials. Amanda Coolidge, Open Education manager at BCcampus, shares with us how they crafted the BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit and how you can take advantage of this great resource. The BC Open […]

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Nursing Regulation’s Prelicensure Guidelines for Distance Education Programs

Published by: Russ Poulin | 11/14/2014 | 0 comments

November 14, 2014 I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Nancy Spector over the past few years as the National Council of State Boards of Nursing works on the issue of prelicensure Nursing requirements across the states.  They have made significant progress in developing a “home state” model that will eventually require that only […]

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AACSB International Business School Accreditation, New Standards, and Distance Ed

Published by: Ashley Woods | 8/29/2012 | 1 comments

Today Frontiers is pleased to welcome Jerry Trapnell, Ph.D. of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International as our guest blogger. Dr. Trapnell shares with us here the process of AACSB’s review and update of its accreditation standards and processes and how these play into distance higher education. AACSB International (The Association to […]

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