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Evolving Evaluation: The Future of Faculty Development in the Digital Age

Published by: ewalton | 5/19/2022 | 0 comments

Don’t you just love performance evaluations? I do! Just kidding, is there anyone who truly loves being evaluated on their job or teaching performance? I do, however, appreciate the opportunity to learn and improve my work or teaching (etc.). So, perhaps I can say I appreciate when an evaluation provides me with such an opportunity? […]

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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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Using Digital Badges to Incentivize Professional Development

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/8/2022 | 0 comments

We are thrilled that Anita Gabbard and Beth Nettles from the University of Central Florida, share their journey of creating a digital badge program for hybrid work. Their responsiveness to the challenge of preparing staff to successfully work in a variable environment is inspiring and insightful. Thank you Anita, Beth, and team!~Megan Raymond, WCET As […]

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What Tech Says About Your DEI Work: Barriers to Equitable Digital Learning and Ways We Can Remove Them

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 8/24/2021 | 3 comments

Today’s post from Anna Porcaro and Robert McGuire continues our series on “Enabling Difference.” Today’s post, a joint post with Every Learner Everywhere, focuses on technology barriers to equity students face with ideas on how to move past them. We’re so thrilled to continue this series and focus on DEI throughout this month and thank […]

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Thoughts on the Next Frontier of Higher Ed Digital Learning, Delivery Modalities, and WCET Summit 2021

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 5/7/2021 | 0 comments

This month WCET wrapped its two-part epic mini-series Practical Considerations for an Uncertain Future. Both sessions were filled with, as our Executive Director put it, never-ending and only slightly miserable chess/Queen’s Gambit, Star Wars, and Star Trek references plus amazing sessions and discussions with the superstars of digital learning in higher education. Episode 1 – […]

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Racism in the Educational Cyberspace

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/23/2021 | 0 comments

Last semester, I began a graduate program to study Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy. I have also, like many other people, been digging deeper into learning about anti-racism since the summer of 2020. As my learning about these two topics coincided, it didn’t take me long to begin looking into the ways in which these topics […]

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Engage the Expert Network with Every Learner Everywhere

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/19/2021 | 0 comments

Providing and supporting education today requires instructors and practitioners to be highly knowledgeable, flexible, and adaptable, and to have a whole toolbox full of technology and teaching related skills. This is especially true now that they are teaching or supporting teaching in remote, online, or blended environments. These challenges are why I’m so thrilled about […]

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“60 Minutes” on Online Education – Reflections on a Story from 2001

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/18/2021 | 1 comments

So, how did the mass media view online education two decades ago? On February 18, 2001, the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes ran the segment “Online U,” which discussed the emergence of online offerings at the University of Phoenix and Duke University. Also interviewed were critics of these innovations and those challenging higher education to […]

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Higher Ed Expert’s Predictions for 2021

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/5/2021 | 3 comments

2020 sure was challenging, difficult, unique, interesting (?), and [insert other adjectives here]. Now that we are in a new year, (but are, sadly, still facing similar issues as we were just a few months ago) WCET is curious what higher education practitioners predict for digital learning and higher education in 2021. We are even […]

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New Year, New Community

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/15/2021 | 0 comments

As you read last week in Frontiers, my colleague Mollie McGill has retired after 32 years of dedicated service to WCET. Mollie wore many hats at WCET, including directing membership. With her exit, I’ve been gifted her metaphorically huge shoes to fill. I’m honored to be the interface between members and WCET. In the 14 […]

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