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Using AI to Empower Learning

Published by: WCET | 5/9/2024

Journalists are currently facing an unprecedented challenge. The relentless 24/7 news cycle, coupled with layoffs, an uncertain business model, and a growing public distrust of media, is putting immense pressure on us. This comes at a time when the world is becoming increasingly complex, and journalists need to contextualize fast-paced news and help a divided […]

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Beyond the Divide: Advancing Digital Equity and Access

Published by: WCET | 4/11/2024

The Foundations of Higher Education in America Considered the cornerstone of the American higher education system, community colleges have made post-secondary education more accessible and affordable since the early 1900s. However, it is essential to remember that higher education in this country was not created to advance equity and opportunity for commoners. It would not […]

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Unveiling the Highlights: WCET’s 2024 Virtual Summit

Published by: WCET | 3/7/2024

A few short weeks ago, WCET staff, presenters, and members joined together for presentations and discussions about the policy and practice of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education. The event, which was exclusively offered to WCET members, took place on February 22, 2024. I was not involved in the planning and implementation of this Summit, so […]

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Rethinking Diversity: Prioritizing Access, Equity, and Belonging in the Workplace

Published by: WCET | 2/29/2024

Today’s workplaces are ever evolving, and one of the best consequences of that is the pursuit of equity and access. It is imperative that we not only foster inclusive environments but actively celebrate such workplaces that embrace diversity and recognize those individuals working to advance inclusive initiatives. In today’s post, guest author Sabrina Short, Founder […]

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California Initiative to Drive FAFSA and CA Dream Act Application Completion

Published by: WCET | 11/9/2023

Today, WCET’s parent company, WICHE – the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, is holding its Commission Meeting in California. During this meeting, Commission members, higher education leaders from each of the WICHE states, and WICHE staff will meet to orient new Commissioners, discuss the work of WICHE and WICHE member states, hold committee meetings […]

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HBCUv – Reimagining Digital Learning for HBCUs

Published by: WCET | 9/28/2023

National HBCU Week, a White House initiative to gather HBCU representatives, federal agencies, and supporting organizations, kicked off this week in Arlington, Virginia. The theme this year is “Raising the Bar: Forging Excellence through Innovation & Leadership.” Prior to the […]

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Equity in a World of Artificial Intelligence

Published by: WCET | 4/20/2023

Since our last blog in January on generative artificial intelligence (AI), the field has changed by leaps and bounds: Open AI released GPT4, Microsoft released its AI empowered Bing, and, Google recently released Bard. The higher education press continues to […]

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ChatGPT’s Take on the WCET Spring Virtual Summit

Published by: WCET | 2/21/2023

So, this post was written(?) generated(?)by ChatGPT. Mostly, but not fully. If you’re like us, you’re reading many of the articles and news about ChatGPT with excitement, sometimes confusion, and often apprehension. Many of the WCET team members have accessed ChatGPT […]

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Don’t Let the Urgency Fool You! – Cybersecurity Introduction Part III

Published by: WCET | 2/9/2023

I’ve written a couple blog posts already introducing different aspects of cybersecurity, including a general introduction to the topic and a description of common password issues. Today I want to talk to you about a certain kind of cybersecurity threat […]

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Put Down the Shiny Object: The Overwhelming State of Higher Education Technology

Published by: WCET | 2/2/2023

At this year’s WCET Annual Meeting, Brandon Karcher, the Manager of Instructional Technology at Bucknell University, facilitated an unconference session titled “Higher Ed Technology: Innovative or Overwhelming.” A thought-provoking Twitter thread flowed from the session, further considering the proliferation of […]

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