Future-Grounded Design: Innovative Solutions to Emerging eLearning Design Challenge

October 14th, 2021
The 2020 pandemic highlighted the need for flexible, just-in-time learning design. Many educators found themselves designing courses and lessons “for now.” Instead of designing for now, how can we design with a lens towards the future when the future is unknown?

The Future of #OnlineLearning Leadership

October 21st, 2021
Four online learning leaders, each from different institution types (a private research university, a public research university, an HBCU, and a very large minority serving community college district) will discuss the future of online learning leadership.

Previous Webcasts

Preparing for Fall: How Higher Education Administrators Are Planning for a New Normal

August 25th, 2021
As we enter Fall 2021, higher education administrators are preparing for what the next normal will be and putting pre-pandemic structures, processes, and legacies aside. Join our panelists for a moderated conversation about what is on the heart and minds of higher education administrators as they enter the fall semester.

The State of the Skills Gap: Connecting Education with Career Outcomes

May 25th, 2021
The challenge of the skills gap continues to be a priority for higher education and employers alike. Join WCET as we bring together a panel of thought leaders from George Mason University, the Office of Workforce Development for the State of Missouri, and Wiley Education Services to discuss the current state of the skills gap, the paramount role education plays in closing it, and the value partnerships bring as we work toward closing it together. 

The "DETA" Behind Inclusive EdTech Practices: A Research Review from DETA and WCET

May 20th, 2021
WCET partnered with the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) to conduct a review equity-focused research in digital learning. Join us for a WCET and SAN member-only webcast for an overview of the report's findings.

Celebrating OERth Week

April 19th, 2021 - April 23rd, 2021
Open educational resources – freely accessible and openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes – have made education more achievable and equitable for millions of students worldwide.

Technology-Enabled Alternative Assessment: What It Looks Like and How to Bring It to Your Institution

April 14th, 2021
WCET and University of Toronto’s Advanced Learning Technologies Lab bring Professor Steve Joordens who will demonstrate how peerScholar manages alternative assessment across a range of pedagogical contexts including group work.

A WCET Closer Conversation: Mentoring Women in Digital Learning

March 26th, 2021
Mentoring is essential to our growth as leaders and professionals. How can we leverage the WCET community to create connections and support women in higher education digital learning to grow and thrive?

Alternative Assessments in Digital Learning in Higher Education: Global Perspectives

March 23rd, 2021
Alternative assessments can reduce privacy and security concerns and showcase student’s competencies and proficiency. WCET’s panelists bring their global perspectives to this discussion on effective use of alternative assessments.

WCET & SAN Member Virtual Policy Series

March 17th, 2021 - May 26th, 2021
Join WCET’s policy experts the third Wednesday of March, April, and May for a deeper dive into the hot policy topics facing institutions today. The sessions will take place in Zoom webinar and attendees will have ample time to ask questions. Open to current WCET and SAN members.

Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Digital Learning Outcomes

February 18th, 2021
As we look ahead to a post-pandemic world where digital education will be even more prevalent, what opportunities did the pandemic provide, and what lessons have we learned? How can we ensure high-quality online learning that improves access and attainment, and how do we ensure students, staff, and professors are equipped to thrive?

The 60 Year Degree: Learning without Boundaries

January 21st, 2021
The boundaries of learning and earning are intersecting in increasingly complex ways. The “traditional” approach – prescriptive pathways of degree attainment, followed by a long career – can no longer be the norm in a dynamic and rapidly changing social and economic landscape. Many of the jobs degree-seeking students will have do not even exist – and the current model too often locks out the students who stand to gain the most from higher education’s democratic promise.