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Considering Your “Why”- How Developing a Microcredential Strategy Will Help Your Students (and Your University) Thrive

Published by: ewalton | 5/26/2022 | 0 comments

The WCET Steering Committee work group focused on Credentials is kicking of a blog series sharing good practices and lessons learned with microcredential initiatives. The blogs will explore various topics related to microcredential adoption, implementation, and evaluation. The blogs feature WCET members who have generously shared their stories. We hope you enjoy the first post […]

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Realizing Students’ Dreams of Success: Harnessing Course Sharing through Grant Funding

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/19/2022 | 0 comments

Recently, the organization that I lead, the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), was honored to receive a grant from Greater Texas Foundation to support a two-year project, Harnessing Course Sharing to Support Texas Pathways at Scale. The funding, in the amount of $645,405, will support a collaboration between us and the company Acadeum […]

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The “New Normal” and Reflections on Accessibility

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 4/7/2022 | 0 comments

WCET welcomes Kara Monroe, President and Founder of Monarch Strategies LLC. In partnership with her, WCET is launching a new article series on the continued shifts in leadership in higher education and educational technology. This is the second blog post in the series that will be featured at the start of each month. Enjoy her […]

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Saving Our Students with Emergency Remote Teaching

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 3/3/2022 | 0 comments

Today we welcome guest author, Pamela D. Williams from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Pamela’s experience saving a baby bird is analogous to how we jumped in and provided emergency remote teaching during the pandemic and the lessons that follow. Thank you for sharing this uplifting blog Pamela! It was the Fourth of July, 2020, during […]

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Re-imagining Student Support: the Rise of the Basic Needs Coordinator

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/10/2022 | 0 comments

Today on WCET Frontiers, author David Helene talks about the role of basic needs coordinators and how the emergence of the position at higher education institutions supports students throughout their learning journey. Thank you David for highlighting ways basic needs coordinators can connect students with critical support and services. How should higher education leaders define […]

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OER Zero to Sixty in Five Years: One University’s Pathway to 60% Participation

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/3/2022 | 0 comments

The University of Arkansas Cossatot is a small community college in the southwest corner of Arkansas with approximately 1,400 students. Among two-year colleges in Arkansas, we lead in OER usage, but it didn’t happen overnight. It took collaboration between college administration, faculty, and staff to increase OER usage from 0 percent to 60 percent in […]

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2022 Digital Learning Policy Preview, Part 2:  Federal and State Rules

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/27/2022 | 0 comments

The self-proclaimed “policy nerds” at WCET and WCET|SAN began looking forward to 2022, and we started to marvel at all the policy issues for digital learning in higher education that will be in play this year. Some significant changes for online and distance learning with significant implications for student consumer protection are on the horizon. […]

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The Heart of the Learner 

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 1/20/2022 | 0 comments

Today’s blog outlines five steps educators can implement to ensure that we are approaching our work from a learner first perspective. Thank you to WCET Member O’Donnell Learn and Carrie O’Donnell for this thoughtful blog that will help reach and understand the heart of the learner. ~Megan Raymond, WCET Every person working in the field […]

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Every Learner Everywhere’s Equity Mission

Published by: ewalton | 1/13/2022 | 0 comments

We are happy to have Patti O’Sullivan provide us with an update on Every Learner’s advances over the past year with a special focus on their attention to increasing equity in the ways institutions serve students.WCET enjoys a dual role with Every Learner Everywhere. First, we serve as the administrative backbone host for the grant-funded […]

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Creating Accessible and Inclusive Online Courses

Published by: ewalton | 11/18/2021 | 0 comments

Today’s post looks at how accessibility can be incorporated into online experiences with some simple and actionable steps that improve learning and success for all. Thank you Brandon Smith for providing excellent strategies for improving accessibility, the importance of continuous improvement, and how accessible design benefits everyone. As education professionals, we want all students to […]

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