Spotlight Archive

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

annual meeting logo reads Celebrating WCET - 30 years of serving higher ed in north america.

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

WCET Webcast: Postsecondary Institution Data Security Overview & Requirements

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Join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 for a free WCET and SAN Webcast.

As institutions move from the Information Age to the Virtual Age, cyberthreats are a certainty. It isn’t a question of “if,” but “when” and “how often there will be a cyberthreat.” This webcast defines data security, compliance requirements, and available tools. Learn how your institution can avoid risks to its federal student aid access.

9:00 AM HAST / 10:00 AM AKST / 11:00 AM PST / Noon MST / 1:00 PM CST / 2:00 PM EST

Learn more and register.

Hello California! Join us for WCET Summit 2018!

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Join us June 5th - June 6th, 2018 in Newport Beach, CA for this year’s WCET’s Leadership Summit! The summit includes a seminar-series-like event on three important goals that institutions of all sizes and sectors should embrace:

  1. Equity as a demonstrated priority for the institutions’ students, faculty, and staff.
  2. Accessibility as the lens through which the institution examines its resources, policies, services, and infrastructure.
  3. Data and evidence-based decision making for student success and ethical questions underlying analytics engines and ed tech products.

Learn more and register.

Register now: WCET Webcast The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence for Teaching and Learning

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Register today for the WCET webcast, “The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence for Teaching and Learning.” The webcast will run for 60 minutes and take place via GoToWebinar.


  • How AI is solving old problems in higher education.·
  • The challenges and promises of AI in the preparation of a modern workforce.
  • How to re-think pedagogy to include AI.
  • How to sustain campus AI initiatives.
  • About AI funding opportunities.

Join us on Thursday, February 15, at 1:00 PM MT. Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast.

This webcast is provided free and open to all.  

August Webcast: eLearning Consortia: Stories from the Past Looking to the Future

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eLearning consortia foster inter-institutional partnership to share resources, best practices, and often infrastructure with the goal of increasing institutional capacity for online and technology-mediated courses and programs. Learn how institutions and organizations have developed consortia to leverage resources and extent their ability to enhance student access and success.

The webcast will present the historic perspective of eLearning consortia including past efforts, projects, and research. Current consortial models and organizational structures and services will be discussed as well as a look forward to future opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and partnerships.

Join us on Thursday, August 17 at Noon MDT for a free WCET Webcast. Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast.

Registration is open!

Register Now: Strategic Portfolio Development: Maximizing Course Offerings While Lowering Costs

Strategic Portfolio DevelopmentTM (SPD) is a forward-thinking program planning approach that helps institutions position themselves to more efficiently operate in today’s market while preparing for tomorrow’s. It identifies the most strategic and scalable market-centric digital program anchors, concentrations and certificates to create a series of “suites” that build off of each other, interconnecting current and future content and program areas.

Learn more about this program at our FREE WCET webcast!

7:00 AM HAST/9:00 AM AKDT/10:00 AM PDT/11:00 AM MDT/ Noon CDT/1:00 EDT

Price & Cost of Distance Ed Webcast

Register today for the WCET webcast, “The Price versus Cost Debate” on March 21, 11:30 AM MDT.

Join us for a facilitated conversation between experts on the price and cost of distance education report, which caused quite a conversation in higher ed circles! This webcast is provided free and open to all.

Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast.

Join us for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month -March 2017!

WCET joins the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) for Developmental Disabilities awareness month during March of 2017.

The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.

We will also hold a special webcast, Enabling Accessibility in Learning Technology, March 16th. Join us for this free event!