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Licensing Certification and Dispersed Students, Oh My! 

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/30/2020 | 4 comments

Institutions have juggled many issues to maintain educational continuity during the pandemic. WCET has addressed accessibility, Veterans benefits, crisis coordination, Open Educational Resources, the U.S. Department of Education’s ability to exercise enforcement discretion for Title IV eligibility , and more! However, we must now address the issue of institutional management of state licensing board requirements […]

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Communicating About the Crisis – with Help from Cowboy Joe

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/28/2020 | 1 comments

Today’s installment of What’s Next comes from Katie Carroll, Assistant Director of Admissions from the University of Wyoming. Katie shares with us how Wyoming is using Cowboy Joe, the institution’s chatbot, to help students, faculty, and staff navigate many of the challenges resulting from the pandemic. As the need for answering questions and providing information […]

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Promising Practices for Navigating “What’s Next”

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/23/2020 | 1 comments

I have long marveled at how quickly and effectively WCET pivots to support its members when we most need assistance. Remember the announcement of new guidelines that regional accreditors were going to use to evaluate distance education (CRAC-2001)? State authorization enforcement by the Department of Education? WCET helped us navigate around those icebergs. The Coronavirus […]

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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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Open in a Time of Crisis

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/16/2020 | 3 comments

As an ongoing part of WCET’s efforts to help faculty and staff respond to the pandemic, today Dr. Tanya Spilovoy, our resident Open Educational Resources (OER) expert, takes a look at the role openness and OER can play as institutions move away from rushing to deliver remote instruction to more deliberately designed online courses for […]

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What’s Next? #2: Wichita State and Broward College Move Forward on an Uncharted Journey

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/10/2020 | 2 comments

Today we provide our second installment of the “What’s Next” stories, featuring the experiences of colleges and universities moving from the initial rapid deployment phase to the next phase of planning for how to deal with the reality of medium-term impacts of COVID-19. Using Russ Poulin’s metaphor, just as we have just finished bailing out […]

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What’s Next? Surviving in Lifeboats. Getting to Summer Term and Beyond.

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/8/2020 | 3 comments

This week WCET is starting a new series of blog posts on what distance education leaders should be thinking about as we move past the initial pivot to remote learning. The series, “What’s Next?” will focus on a variety of topics aimed at helping you prepare for the summer term and beyond. Many of these […]

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