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Considering the Future, Now! 

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/21/2020 | 0 comments

I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks (months?) have felt surreal. Not only on a professional level, but on a personal one as well. That uncanny feeling I have about ‘these times’ has continued as our local and state leaders and our federal governments are discussing what it will take to start […]

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California to Open a New Community College and Progress at the Other 114

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 9/30/2019 | 0 comments

If you could start completely from scratch, how would you design an institution of higher education? The California Community College System plans to open its 115th institution in October. And it is an interesting answer to that question. Based upon their published materials and a presentation to Online Teaching Conference in June, Calbright College, which […]

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An Inspired Strategic Plan

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 7/17/2019 | 1 comments

Welcome to Judith Sebesta Executive Director of the newly minted Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas, who is here today for a followup to her post a few months ago. Today’s post discusses the strategic planning process for the former Virtual College of Texas and introduces the new updates to the consortium. Judith also offers […]

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Connected Devices, Connected Colleagues

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 7/31/2015 | 0 comments

You will not want to miss the WCET Annual Meeting in Denver at the beautiful Westin Downtown,  November 11-13.  Though the fall meeting schedule is packed,  a recent attendee said, “WCET is the one meeting on my agenda that I WILL NOT miss.” The following are a few reasons the WCET Annual Meeting provides such significant return […]

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How a Technical Call Center Added Financial Aid Calls – and Thrived!

Published by: Russ Poulin | 7/16/2015 | 2 comments

After 10 years of providing technical support for e-Learning solutions, the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium’s (CTDLC) Call Center was presented with an interesting opportunity.  The CFO of our parent organization, Charter Oak State College, approached us to ask whether we could help him with a data gathering project.  He wanted us to answer the phones […]

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This Summer, Online Collaborating is Hot!

Published by: Russ Poulin | 7/24/2014 | 3 comments

It has been a good summer and a good year for colleges finding ways to work together online. I’ve been meaning to note this development for some time, but this week’s developments with California State University Online prompted me to share my observations. Meanwhile, there have been exciting advances with inter-institutional partnerships, both old and […]

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Limited Time Offer!: Using Retail Marketing Tactics to Get Adults Back to College

Published by: Russ Poulin | 6/24/2014 | 0 comments

Connecticut’s innovative new program to attract students with some credits, but no degree has had amazing success in grabbing the attention of its target audience.  Thank you to Ed Klonoski, President of Charter Oak State College, who describes “Go Back to Get Ahead,” which started only a few weeks ago. Russ Poulin I am here […]

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Seeking Your Input on Online Consortia and Online Community Colleges

Published by: Russ Poulin | 4/9/2014 | 3 comments

State U Online: An Overview Last year, New America published State U Online, a report I wrote after over a year of research. The project, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation, was based upon the idea from our grant that, “Scaling [online education] is demonstrably possible in the […]

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Wisconsin’s Flexible Option: A System Approach to Competency-Based Education

Published by: Russ Poulin | 9/19/2013 | 2 comments

In earlier Frontiers blog posts, we heard about developing competency-based programs at Northern Arizona University and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  WCET is also currently partnering with Mozilla, Blackboard, and Sage Road Solutions in offering a MOOC on badges as a new currency for professional education.  Continuing our interest in alternative credentialing developments, our […]

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