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Addressing the Skills Gap and New Opportunities in Higher Ed

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/31/2019 | 1 comments

Next week, WCET hosts it’s annual Leadership Summit. This year the topic is: Workforce Partnerships that Work: Creating Public-Private Partnerships that Serve Students, Institutions, Employers, and Communities. Summit attendees will attend sessions focused on higher education institutions can work with employers to create programming focused on helping students be more career ready and skilled for […]

Pie chart graph that addresses the question "How Important is Online Learning for Your Institution's Strategic/Academic Plan?" The graph is divided into the following categories: extremely, very, moderately, slightly, and not at all.

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Tracking enrollments in online and distance education in Canada: 2018

Published by: Erin Noelle Walton | 3/26/2019 | 1 comments

WCET plays an integral role in advising the Canadian National Survey of Online and Distance Education. This is the second year of the survey and the following blog contains the most recent results. Thanks Tricia Donovan! –Erin Walton, contract editor for WCET In Canada, about one in twelve (8%) of all courses are taught online. […]

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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 […]

quote box reads: “It’s truly rewarding to watch our campus do a complete 180-degree turn, 9% virtual in 2004 and now is 9% face-to-face in 2018. To accomplish this and have increases in matriculations, persistence, and graduations as well as keeping a population of over 24,000 students active by completely overhauling our model is incredible.” - Jason M. Ruckert, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide

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Transforming Our Model for Student Success: The WRAP Initiative

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/19/2018 | 0 comments

Welcome to the final blog post in our WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award blog post series! Today we are joined by Jason M. Ruckert from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, to discuss their 2018 WOW Award winning initiative: Worldwide Retention, Affinity, and Persistence or WRAP. The WRAP initiative encompasses immersive solutions which include the incorporation […]

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Opening a New Path to Success – A Journey with Open Textbooks

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/26/2018 | 1 comments

Z Degrees (Zero-Textbook Cost Degrees) are what many consider the holy grail of Open Educational Resources (OER) accomplishments. Today’s guest blogger, Tanya Grosz, Ph. D., Dean of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning, led the open initiative at the University of Northwestern St. Paul—the first institution in Minnesota to create a Z Degree. Tanya and I […]

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WCET Summit: Ensuring Ethical and Equitable Access in Digital Learning

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/24/2018 | 0 comments

In June 2017, I had the outstanding opportunity to attend my first WCET Leadership Summit. Last year’s event focused on the essential institutional capacities needed to encourage and lead innovation. I specifically remember feeling so invigorated by every session I attended and I truly enjoyed the hallway conversations and the incredibly active social media backchannel. […]

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Senate Weighs Innovation and Access Options in Reauthorizing Higher Ed Act

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/26/2018 | 4 comments

The Senate is moving ahead with deliberations on its version of a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Yesterday morning, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing focusing on “access and innovation.” Much was said about such issues as competency-based education, distance education, accountability, supporting students outside the classroom, and […]

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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, […]

In orer: Interaction” Education Dept. Clarifies its Intent on State Auth Reciprocity Distance Ed Costs and Price: Not as Closely correlated as You’d Think The Federal State Auth for Distanced Ed Regulation Still Stands Is Your Distance Education Course Actually a Correspondence Course? On the OIG/WFU Finding: Part 1, When Interaction is Not Interaction House HEA Proposes Changes for Distance Ed, CBE, & State Auth Ed Dept. Confirms “Reciprocity” Definition Clarification The OIG Report on WGU: Part 2, React… but Don’t Overreact OIG Report on WGU: Part 3, A Brief History of “Regular & Substantive Interaction”

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A Look Back at 2017 for WCET Frontiers: It’s Been Weird

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/21/2017 | 1 comments

What a weird year for news. Comic actress Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy Award for her Saturday Night Live portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. It is hard to say which was more surreal, her version of “Spicey” or the actual twisted logic used by Spicer himself. Here at WCET and the Frontiers […]

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Confessions of a Student at a Conference for Faculty and Administrators

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/14/2017 | 0 comments

My name is Emma. I am 25 years old and I am a part time student who is also working full time. I have been familiar with WCET for quite sometime, however, it was not until recently that my interests aligned with their work. As I have pursued my education I have become interested in […]

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