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Why Continue to Teach Online? Interview Results from Experienced Online Instructors

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 9/24/2020 | 1 comments

To teach online… or not to teach online… Well, that doesn’t seem to be the question today, during a time when social distancing is important for the safety of our students and ourselves. Online and hybrid course options seem to be the safest options to provide education. Many instructors have taught online for quite a […]

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Licensure Research & Disclosures: Stakeholder Meeting Tips

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/13/2020 | 0 comments

Hello WCET, Today’s post is a continuation from last week’s topic from the WCET/State Authorization Network (SAN) Special Interest Team. The Special Interest Teams are workgroups on a designated topic area. This particular special interest team worked on contributions for the network on the issue of professional licensure research and disclosures. Today’s post focuses on the best […]

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Policy

Licensure Research & Disclosures: Stakeholder Engagement Tips

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/5/2020 | 3 comments

Hello WCET, Today we have a post from the WCET/State Authorization Network (SAN) Special Interest Team. The Special Interest Teams are workgroups on a designated topic area. This particular special interest team worked on contributions for the network on the issue of professional licensure research and disclosures. Today, the interest team joins us to share ideas for […]

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Practice

Granite State College’s Approach to Distance-Based Teacher Preparation in New Hampshire

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/1/2019 | 0 comments

Today we continue our 2019 WOW Award series. The WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Awards honor member institutions and organizations that develop technology-based solutions to challenging educational needs. As we mentioned earlier this week, we have three outstanding award winning initiatives this year: the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s OER Council, Granite State College, and Rio […]

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Policy

The Federal State Authorization for Distance Education Regulation Still Stands

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/12/2017 | 2 comments

The federal state authorization for distance education regulation released in December 2016 will likely survive a little longer. Late last year, we reported that this federal regulation would likely be a victim of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). That rarely-used Act allows Congress to remove recently released regulations simply by passing a bill through both […]

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Will Higher Ed Regulations Weather the Perfect Storm Prepared to Sink Them?

Published by: Russ Poulin | 11/21/2016 | 6 comments

Even George Clooney could not save the day as three storm fronts converged on his doomed fishing boat in 2000’s The Perfect Storm. Similarly, a new Republican President, Republican Congress, and an obscure law will come together to sink eight years of Obama Administration regulatory work. As Inside Higher Ed states this morning, some regulations […]

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Call to Action: EVERYONE Should Respond to Teacher Prep Distance Ed Regs

Published by: Russ Poulin | 4/22/2016 | 5 comments

If you have not paid attention to the proposed “Teacher Prep” regulations, it’s time to do so. Once again “distance education” is being treated differently by the U.S. Department of Education. Certainly, institutions with distance education programs that prepare students to become certified K-12 teachers should respond. In talks with Deborah Koolbeck (Director, Government Relations) […]

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Breaking News on “Teacher Prep” Regulations for Distance Education

Published by: Russ Poulin | 4/1/2016 | 1 comments

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a new set of proposed regulations for those educating our future teachers at a distance. The long-delayed “Teacher Prep” regulations could cause more complications for colleges of education using distance education to serve students who are learning to become teachers in other states. Even though today’s date is […]

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Teacher Prep Regulations and Distance Education: We’ll Soon Need Your Input

Published by: Russ Poulin | 3/3/2016 | 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Education’s long-delayed “Teacher Prep” regulations look like they will soon be back in the limelight. In a subtle addition to the Department’s web page that tracks the progress of this proposed regulation, the following statement was recently added: “We have formally submitted a supplemental Notice of Proposed Rule Making to the […]

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Goodbye Lake Wobegone: Proposed Teacher Prep Regulations and Distance Ed

Published by: Russ Poulin | 12/12/2014 | 4 comments

December 12, 2014 It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegone… …and then new Teacher Prep regulations were released. On December 3rd, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed new accountability regulations for teacher preparation programs.  Public comment will be accepted until February 2, 2015.  If implemented, these regulations will have a big impact on […]

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