Every Learner Everywhere’s Equity Mission

We are happy to have Patti O’Sullivan provide us with an update on Every Learner’s advances over the past year with a special focus on their attention to increasing equity in the ways institutions serve students.WCET enjoys a dual role with Every Learner Everywhere. First, we serve as the administrative backbone host for the grant-funded […]

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2021 Top WCET Frontiers Blog Posts

WCET staff–thank you for your on-going support of the WCET Frontiers blog. Over the holidays, we wanted to offer you the chance to review posts that you may have missed but had been popular with your peers. Rather than evoking Casey Kasem with American Top 40 and just listing the posts topping the chart with […]

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Announcing the 2021 SANsational Award Winners

Institutional procedures to comply with state and federal law are unique to an institution’s activities and administrative structure. Regardless, much can be gained from observing the work of exemplars and sharing practical strategies deployed at other institutions. The State Authorization Network’s annual SANsational awards do just that. About the award These awards represent comprehensive work […]

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SUNY Online is Pleased to Announce the Release of OSCQR 4.0!

This week’s WCET Frontiers blog is written by guest author Alexandra M. Pickett, Director, SUNY Online Teaching, SUNY Online with The State University of New York. The blog features updates to The SUNY Online Course Quality Review Rubric, OSCQR. OSCQR can assist faculty, instructional designers, departments, and institutions by helping them plan, design, and refresh […]

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Creating Accessible and Inclusive Online Courses

Today’s post looks at how accessibility can be incorporated into online experiences with some simple and actionable steps that improve learning and success for all. Thank you Brandon Smith for providing excellent strategies for improving accessibility, the importance of continuous improvement, and how accessible design benefits everyone. As education professionals, we want all students to […]

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Update on Issues Affecting Veterans Benefits

Thank you to our many military veterans! As we look forward to Veterans Day, we wish to honor the men and women who serve and who have served in the U.S. Armed Services. WCET Frontiers frequently shares information regarding Veterans Benefits about the issues related to students receiving benefits while participating in distance learning. Institution […]

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#WCET2021- That’s A Wrap…Almost

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 […]

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Student ROI in Higher Ed Begins with Equity and Who We Value

With today’s post, we continue the WCET Steering Committee’s series on student return on investment (ROI) and the role of digital learning in improving that return. Thank you to Chantae Recasner of Northeast Lakeview College in San Antonio, Texas. She reminds us that student ROI requires institutional attention to equity. This is especially true for […]

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Stories from the Educational Underground – WCET Interviews Peter Smith

“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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Student ROI and the Role of Stackable Credentials

Thank you to WCET Steering Committee member Adam Cota and his colleagues, Sarah DeMark and Kacey Thorne, for the next entry in our series on student Return on Investment (ROI) in higher education and the role of digital learning in the equation. The blog explores the demand from students and employers for stackable credentials and […]

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