Spotlight Archive

Student Ready: Increasing Retention for Universities and Career Outcomes for Students - Next #WCETwebcast

A college degree is a valuable tool for many seeking to earn higher incomes and build stronger lives. But with an increasing proportion of diverse, “post-traditional students” who hail from a far wider range of backgrounds, it is time for colleges to become more “student-ready” by providing the resources and support necessary for post-traditional students to succeed.

Join us for our next webcast on May 16 at 11:00am MDT. The webcast is free and open to all.

Important Job Opportunity at WCET

Are you a higher education leader with a zest for innovation and collaboration, and a desire to support student success by helping institutions navigate emerging technology's opportunities and challenges? We're now accepting applicants for the dual role of Executive Director, WCET, and VP for Technology-Enhanced Learning, WICHE (filling the big shoes of Mike Abbiatti, who retires in late June from WICHE.) Apply by Friday, April 26 for the Boulder, Colo.-based position through the WICHE Jobs Portal.

WOW Us!

The 2019 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award is now open for nominations until March 13. WOW recognizes outstanding efforts by member institutions and organizations in applying an innovative, technology-based solution to a challenging educational need. What work will you nominate?

WCET YouTube Channel

Check out the WCET YouTube channel for exciting video resources such as recordings of our WCET Webcasts, expert interviews on a wide variety of topics, videos of our WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award winners, and more! Subscribe to stay tuned for future releases!

Join us on Halloween for the Web Accessibility: Trick or Treat? Webcast!

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As a part of “The Year of Accessibility”, the Online Learning Consortium and WCET continue to collaborate to bring our communities resources on the topic of accessibility. There are answers and clear guidance that can help instructional designers and faculty ensure they are building accessibility into their online activities and web presence. This panel of “been there, done that” experts will share their tricks, tips and strategies for making accessibility a treat, and a little less scary! Register now!

Date: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 | Time: 1-2pm ET

10/16 Webcast: The Cheating Economy and Integrity

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WCET has had an active voice on academic integrity and cheating since 2008. In 2018, academic integrity is threatened by a notable increase in the commercialization of academic dishonesty, to include contract cheating and the widespread online distribution by third-party websites of educational materials. Join us to discuss the growing industry of cheating cartels and promising actions your institutions can take to bolster a culture of integrity.

Tuesday, October 16: 9:00 AM HAST/ 11:00 AM AKDT/ Noon PDT and MST/ 1:00 PM MDT/ 2:00 PM CDT/ 3:00 PM EDT.

Hit the Reset Button for Your eLearning Program - next #WCETWebcast

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Knowing what you know today, what would you do differently if you could hit the reset button on the management, services and technologies, and cost structures of your elearning programs? With changing organizational reporting lines, what’s different today in your policies and practices concerning academic structure, instructional quality, faculty development, and student support services? 
 
Join us Thursday, October 4 at 11:00 AM MDT for a free WCET Webcast. This webcast is provided free and open to all.  

Learn more and registrer for the WCET webcast, “What If You Could Hit the Reset Button for Your Institution’s eLearning Program?” The webcast will run for 60 minutes and take place via GoToWebinar.

WCET Member Only Webcast: Scalable & Personalized Interventions for Student Health

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As college campuses become increasingly diverse, one of the biggest challenges faced by student health and student affairs professionals is engaging each student with resources to support their overall success and well-being.

Join Nathaan Demers, Psy.D. and Janelle Patrias, MSW for a WCET member-only webcast on the national trends and student research conducted at Colorado State University which led to the development of the digital student well-being program.

Register today to join us on Thursday, September 27, 12:00 PM MDT for the free WCET Member-Only Webcast. The session will run for 60 minutes and take place via GoToWebinar.

August WCET Webcast: Leading Large-Scale OER Initiatives: Stories from the Top

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In 2018, we have seen an increase in the number of institutions, systems, and states implementing open educational resource initiatives. Hear from three WCET members who have been part of successful scaling OER. This webinar will discuss the policies and plans, leadership strategies, personal stories and takeaways.

Join us on Thursday, August 16, 12:00 PM MDT for a free WCET Webcast: Leading Large-Scale OER Initiatives: Stories from the top.” Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast.

Consortium Service Models - Staying a Step Ahead of Your Members WCET Webcast

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Consortia leaders believe in partnering to accomplish more through working together. But, figuring out exactly which services to offer, which to consider for the future, and which to end is always tricky. Finding the right mix is key to serving member institutions and consortial success. Every consortium is different, and these decisions are local. This webcast will focus on the varieties of services offered and successful processes for aligning consortial offerings to meet member needs as they change over time.
Panelists will discuss:

  • Constituents served.
  • Services offered.
  • How is success defined.
  • Results from a survey of United States and Canadian consortia about service offerings will also be shared.

Join us on Thursday, July 12, at noon MDT for a free WCET Webcast. Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast.

This webcast is provided free and open to all. 

Learn more and register.

NUTN to be incorporated into WCET

The National University Technology Network (NUTN) will be incorporated into WCET - WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, effective August 31, 2018.

WCET will continue to provide several familiar NUTN related benefits, such as a dedicated "NUTN alumni" email list and NUTN alumni gatherings. Current NUTN members will be offered a discounted WCET membership for the 2018 - 2019 membership year.

Learn more about this transition.

Join WCET at the 2018 SOLA+R Policy Track

Are you concerned about how federal or state policies might impact the your institution and the students you serve? In this year’s Policy Track at the 2018 Summit for Online Leadership and Administration, you’ll hear from experts in the field, right in the heart of Washington, DC, June 19 - 20th, 2018. 

Please join us and our partners UPCEA, CAEL, and OLC, as we seek to reshape the landscape of federal and state policy. In addition to providing the high level content to inform your institution about key policy issues impacting online students, you are invited to participate in a special session designed to produce a Policy Framework that will guide each organizations’ respective advocacy efforts.

Learn more and register!

WCET Webcast: Using Behavioral Analytics to Support Student Retention

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Behavioral Analytics gathers student engagement data to inform recruitment, enrollment, and retention. It can allow institutions to learn the strengths, skills, and preferences of students, helping them to have more meaningful interactions with their students.

Join this webinar to learn how Utica College partnered with Wiley Education Services to utilize behavioral analytics throughout the student journey.

To learn more about how behavioral analytics can support student retention, join us on Thursday, April 26, at 11:00 AM MDT for this free webcast. Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast.

Learn more and register now!

Present at WCET's 30th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting

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The Call for Proposals for this year's Annual Meeting is open until May 7th, 2018!

Submit to present at this year's WCET Annual Meeting. WCET’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting will bring together higher education leaders and practitioners who are working to improve educational quality and access through the use of digital technology. Interactive sessions are encouraged! Present on emerging technologies, education models, student success, policies impacting edtech, or other topics! WCET members and non members are invited to submit and attend.

Learn more and submit your proposal!

New WCET Webcast: Accessibility in Courses and Services: The Exploration Begins

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OLC and WCET explored several issues on which they could partner to better serve our membership communities. Assuring the accessibility in courses, websites, student services, and all communications rose to the top as many are still confused as to what is required and how to address those needs.

Beginning with a conversation about questions we hear about serving those with disabilities and the far-reaching benefits that accrue from doing so. Ample time will be available to field questions from webcast attendees.

Join us on Tuesday, March 20, at 11:30 AM MT for a free WCET Webcast. Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast.

WCET Webcast: Collaborative Degree Design

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Join us March 15, 2018 for our FREE WCET Webcast!

Improving student success is a challenge faced by many colleges and universities across the country.  Portland State University (PSU) embraced this challenge and deployed a comprehensive approach to tackling the issues and is now implementing a portfolio of initiatives to improve student services by enhancing the student experience and fostering student success.

Learn more and register now.

3/15: 8:00 AM HAST/ 9:00 AM AKDT/ 10:00 AM PDT and MST/ 11:00 AM MDT/ 12:00 PM CDT/1:00 PM EDT