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#WCET2021- That’s A Wrap…Almost

Published by: Megan Raymond | 11/5/2021 | 0 comments

The 33rd WCET Annual Meeting took place on November 2nd in our virtual platform. The event was a one-day conference which included two pre-conference workshops as well as post-conference sessions taking place this week and next. Although we were disappointed that we were unable convene in person yet again this year, our virtual Annual Meeting […]


Stories from the Educational Underground – WCET Interviews Peter Smith

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 10/27/2021 | 0 comments

“Learning happens everywhere. Somehow, we have to figure out how to recognize that learning.” That was one of the closing thoughts that stuck with me when I sat in on an interview between WCET’s Executive Director, Russ Poulin, and the inspiring Peter Smith late last month. The interview centered on Peter’s newest book on higher […]

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Leveraging the Strategic Planning Process for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 8/12/2021 | 3 comments

Today’s post from Janelle Elias with the WCET Steering Committee working group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion reviews her research on how WCET member institutions are addressing equity work in strategic plans. This post continues the series started earlier this month on “Enabling Difference.” WCET leadership will continue the series throughout the month of August […]


Origins of the State Authorization Network: We Missed the Bus, But Caught the Spirit

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/6/2021 | 0 comments

Ten years ago on April 6th, the first meeting of the initial members of WCET’s State Authorization Network (SAN) was held in Boulder, Colorado. To honor SAN’s 10th Birthday, I asked the founder of SAN, Russ Poulin, to reflect on the history of the state authorization issue and the need for the Network. I also […]


Extra Extra! Read All About It (these books)

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/2/2021 | 0 comments

There are always new books. Several books have either come across my desk or caught my attention this year. Wish I (and all of you) had more time to get all the reading done that we would like to accomplish. Today, I will share some of the new books that you might enjoy considering for […]


Modern Mentoring – and Thoughts on What That Is

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/26/2021 | 0 comments

Later today WCET will be hosting the first of its new member only events called Closer Conversations. These events are meant to foster active engagement and discussion between several higher education digital learning experts and attendees. in honor of International Women’s Month, today’s Closer Conversation is focused on mentoring women in digital learning. The session […]

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Leveraging Regional Partnerships for a State-wide OER Community

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/3/2021 | 1 comments

Happy Open Education Week! What can be accomplished when we all work together for educational equity? This week’s blog post by Jenny Parks and Regina Gong answers that question (Hint: the answer is going to blow your mind and make you want to get involved). Working with Jenny and Regina to scale open educational resources […]


Hopes for 2021

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/12/2021 | 1 comments

2020 sure was challenging, difficult, unique, interesting (?), and [insert other adjectives here]. As we said last week, we’re in a new year, but are, sadly, still facing similar issues as we were just a few months ago. But who knows, maybe 2021 will bring us some positives. We asked several of our friends and […]


Higher Ed Expert’s Predictions for 2021

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/5/2021 | 3 comments

2020 sure was challenging, difficult, unique, interesting (?), and [insert other adjectives here]. Now that we are in a new year, (but are, sadly, still facing similar issues as we were just a few months ago) WCET is curious what higher education practitioners predict for digital learning and higher education in 2021. We are even […]


A Call to Celebrate Digital Learning Heroes…on Groundhog’s Day

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/22/2021 | 0 comments

For much of 2020, the pandemic had us trapped in Blursday…the nagging feeling of déjà vu that one day is very much like every other. If you’re like me, you probably expect to wake up each morning to “I’ve Got You Babe” playing on the radio as happened in the film Groundhog’s Day. Even with […]


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