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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Improving Student ROI Through a Public/Private Partnership at Texas Tech University

Thank you to WCET Steering Committee member Justin Louder 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. Justin shows how a creative public/private partnership between Texas Tech University, a community college, and private entity addressed a shortage in […]

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Does Financial Need and Aid Differ for Online and On-Campus Students?

It started before COVID-19. Students, families, businesses, and those considering college questioned the value, the “return on investment” (ROI), of postsecondary education. Could they do better doing something else? Was the debt worth it? Is college for them? Those questions loomed larger during the pandemic and we know they will keep coming in the future. […]

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The “Angels of UND’s TTaDA” – Working Magic in the Face of Adversity

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Jenny L. Reichart, who is the Faculty Development Specialist and Inclusion Ambassador with the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The TTaDA team was selected as a WOW recipient this year due to their innovative […]

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The Bigger Shift: Student ROI for higher education…and the role of digital learning

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It started before COVID-19. Students, families, businesses, and those considering college questioned the value, the “return on investment” (ROI), of postsecondary education. Could they do better doing something else? Was the debt worth it? Is college for them? Those questions loomed larger during the pandemic. They will continue to haunt us moving forward. The WCET […]

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