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Four Common Strategies for Delivering and Sustaining Virtual Student Support

Published by: Ashley Woods | 3/11/2021 | 0 comments

One of my favorite parts of the work I get to do for WCET is helping to honor our members and colleagues in the field that accomplish outstanding acts of service dedicated to improving student success in higher education. That’s why I’m thrilled this week to welcome Alexa Wesley, the Director for Research and Strategy […]

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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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Structure Your Accessibility Work

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/4/2020 | 0 comments

The following special topic paper originally appeared in the publication Pursuing Regulatory Compliance for Digital Instruction in Response to Covid-19: Policy Playbook, which was published by the Every Learner Everywhere Network and develop and edited by WCET. The Playbook gives background on several regulations, resources to understand them, and recommendations on how to comply. Today, we are featuring […]

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Get Online… The Making of a Podcast

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/6/2020 | 0 comments

It is no secret that many of us on the WCET team, myself included, enjoy listening to podcasts. In fact, we’ve recommended podcasts in several of our summer listen lists. This year, one of the podcasts we included in our “Quarantainment” post was the Get Online… podcast from Great Plains IDEA. After listening to these […]

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A Road to Somewhere

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 7/31/2020 | 0 comments

Last month I asked our readers to contemplate whether or not we’re “on a road to nowhere” as we prepare for the fall and beyond. Today, I want to take a look at where we are on that road and consider what this journey may look like for the next several months. So where are […]

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Avoiding a “Road to Nowhere:” What We Must Do This Fall

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/22/2020 | 1 comments

In 1985 The Talking Heads released “Road to Nowhere.” That song, and that metaphor, have been on my mind a lot lately as I think about where higher education is going in the fall and beyond. It’s all too clear that we are going somewhere, but I’m not sure that any of us are very […]

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Online Learning: Let Students Learn Where They Are

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/4/2020 | 3 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges and universities to move their face-to-face courses to remote and online formats. Instructors heroically worked to ensure continuity of learning for their students. Considering this shift online, Anna Porcaro, the Executive Director of Online Learning at Wichita State University and WCET Steering Committee member, reflected that learning isn’t all about […]

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Update on Federal Regulations Impacting Distance Education During the Pandemic

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/22/2020 | 0 comments

In Harold Ramis’ 1993 classic, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray portrays a television weatherman sent to cover Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day who ends up repeating the day over and over again. At first, Murray’s character, Phil Connors, uses the time loop to his advantage—binge eating, having one night stands, committing robbery, and manipulating local residents […]

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Fall and Beyond: Higher Education in the Age of COVID-19 and Other Disasters

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/8/2020 | 1 comments

Even before the COVID-19 global pandemic, higher education was struggling to make sense of what David La Piana and Melissa Mendes call a VUCA world in The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World. Originally coined by the US military to describe a post-Cold War world, VUCA stands for: Volatile– The world […]

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