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Season Shifts and Policy Changes: Important Rule Changes You May Have Missed

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/23/2020 | 0 comments

Have you had the opportunity to notice that some parts of the U.S. have seen a change in the weather and the trees? To say that this fall has been busy is quite an understatement! We know that everyone has placed significant focus on the development and implementation of strategies to safely maintain academic continuity. […]

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Algorithms, Diversity, and Privacy: Better Data Practices to Create Greater Student Equity

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/30/2020 | 0 comments

Data is Everywhere Everything we do online or out in the world is collected as data and stored. This data is tracked and analyzed and used to inform predictions about the future. Data about our spending habits informs companies about strategies for Internet advertising. Data about our values and interests informs online dating websites. And […]

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Adventures at the Consumer Electronics Show: the world’s largest “Digital Disney World,” the higher ed perspective

Published by: Erin Noelle Walton | 2/8/2019 | 0 comments

Executive director of WCET, Mike Abbiatti, recently attended the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. New and soon-to-be introduced electronic products are unveiled each year at the Show. The following blog contains the details and reflections of his adventure through the latest technological innovations. He also wonders what the impact of these new tools […]

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MonsterBash: Data Protection and Privacy Unmasked

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/31/2018 | 1 comments

It is getting scary out there! What a spooky coincidence that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! It is 2018, is your institution or organization’s data protected? How do you know the goblins, ghouls, and trolls are not already infesting your perimeter? WCET began following the issue of data protection and privacy (DPP) in […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/16/2018 | 2 comments

It seems like all the cool kids are writing about last year’s trends and predicting what will come to pass in 2018. Well, we WCETers don’t want to be left out of the fun! Over the last few weeks I’ve discussed 2017 and 2018 with some of the movers and shakers in the higher ed, […]

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E.U. Regulations that are Enforceable Against U.S. Higher Education Institutions

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/27/2017 | 10 comments

What do you know about the E.U.’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? If you have not read up on this important regulation recently, never fear! Today, Cheryl Dowd, Director of the State Authorization Network, is here to provide background information and the basic components of the GDPR, so you can help your institution review […]

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Data Privacy for Institutes of Higher Education (IHE)

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/5/2017 | 1 comments

Data privacy and protection is becoming an increasingly important topic on a personal and professional level and in all fields -not just higher education. Lately stories about hackers gaining access to important data has filled my news feed. We need to focus on ways to decrease higher education institution’s vulnerabilities and safeguard our information. To […]

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Words can be intimidating: Cybersecurity and Our Role in Higher Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/8/2017 | 1 comments

Today we welcome Mike Abbiatti, the executive direction of WCET and WICHE Vice President for Educational Technologies, to WCET Frontiers. Mike will discuss the term cybersecurity in higher education, why we should care about protecting privacy and data, and actions we can take to protect ourselves and our students from various data attacks. Thank you […]

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