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New Online Adjunct Faculty Survey Results Released from WCET, OLC, and Every Learner Everywhere

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/17/2022 | 0 comments

Thank you to today’s author, Van Davis, who shares key findings from a new collaborative report from OLC, WCET, and Every Learner Everywhere about understanding the important role that adjunct instructors play in online education. The blog also shares six recommendations for serving online adjuncts. Understanding the role that adjunct instructors play in online teaching […]

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Exemplars in the Fight against Syndicate Cheating

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/30/2020 | 0 comments

Over the past two weeks, Frontiers has featured its series on academic integrity and cheating syndicates. The first post considered the spectrum of threats facing higher education and our students and the second looked at the practices cheating sites use to entice (and trap?) students. To finish up the series, I’m happy to welcome Shannon […]

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The Landscape of OER Policy and Practice in Texas

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/19/2019 | 0 comments

Welcome to Judith Sebesta, Executive Director of the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), who joins us with an update on the strategic planning process for the former Virtual College of Texas and to tell us about this year’s survey by DigiTex on Open Educational Resources (OER). Judith provides an overview of the survey […]

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Announcing 10 Tips for Report Writers

Published by: Erin Noelle Walton | 4/3/2019 | 0 comments

In this blog, we welcome Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Kathryn Linder from the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit as they introduce a companion resource: 10 Tips for Report Writers. This new resource was thoughtfully developed to assist practitioners and researchers in the field. Like the Report Reader Checklist, this resource serves as a […]

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Tracking enrollments in online and distance education in Canada: 2018

Published by: Erin Noelle Walton | 3/26/2019 | 1 comments

WCET plays an integral role in advising the Canadian National Survey of Online and Distance Education. This is the second year of the survey and the following blog contains the most recent results. Thanks Tricia Donovan! –Erin Walton, contract editor for WCET In Canada, about one in twelve (8%) of all courses are taught online. […]

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

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/9/2018 | 0 comments

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, and how OER can be leveraged to meet state higher education goals. WCET is thrilled […]

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

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/1/2018 | 2 comments

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 certainty, but little proof. One of the reasons I wanted to ask these questions was […]

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Confessions of a Student at a Conference for Faculty and Administrators

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/14/2017 | 0 comments

My name is Emma. I am 25 years old and I am a part time student who is also working full time. I have been familiar with WCET for quite sometime, however, it was not until recently that my interests aligned with their work. As I have pursued my education I have become interested in […]

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Need Your Input: What Matters to You in Counting Distance Education Activities?

Published by: Russ Poulin | 8/17/2017 | 0 comments

It is said that we count what we value. It is also said that not everything that can be counted has value. Can you help tell the difference when measuring distance education activities? The U.S. Department of Education needs your help in discerning what data it should be collecting about distance education and hybrid/blended learning. […]

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Distance Ed Costs and Price: Not as Closely Correlated as You’d Think

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/16/2017 | 13 comments

What do you know about the price and cost of distance education? What do we charge students (the “price”)? How much does the institution spend to create the course (the “cost”)? In order to learn more about this issue, WCET conducted a survey with colleges and university leaders regarding the price and cost of distance […]

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