2019 Summer Reading List

older books on a book shelf

Hello and welcome to the 2019 WCET Summer Reading list! Our staff and several WCET Steering Committee members created a list of our recommended reads for this summer. You’ll find professional development or higher education reads plus some fun reads as well. Enjoy your day and enjoy the read! Professional Development Reads Leadership in Turbulent […]

Read More

WCET 2018 Summer Reading List

poster reading keep calm and read on with a pile of four books

Hello and welcome to WCET’s annual summer reading list! We have compiled a list of enticing reads to get you through those lazy summer days. I plan on making a pitcher of iced tea, sitting back in the sun, and enjoying these great books! Enjoy these reads and your summer! ~Lindsey Professional Development Reads Get […]

Read More

WCET Summer Reading List

Happy Summer! Welcome to WCET’s 2017 Summer Reading list! This year we asked for several recommendations from the WCET team, our leadership committees, and friends, and compiled this exciting list of reads. We recommend grabbing your summer hat, sunblock, some yummy sparkling water and basking in the sunshine while getting lost in one of these […]

Read More

Quarantainment – A Summer Reads, Listens, and Watch (And more!) List from WCET

Welcome to Quarantine Lindsey and I (Rosa) began plans for this blog very soon after quarantine began back in March. We wanted to put together something fun to share that would contrast with the other conversations happening about the future of higher education that would hopefully help people decompress from the stress of life and […]

Read More

Podcasts Galore! – A Summer Listening List

image of headphones on a pink and green background

While I love podcasts and listen to them while doing just about anything, I often struggle with finding new podcasts. Few digital systems are built around recommending relevant new podcasts to listeners, which means that listeners rely on general recommendation lists aimed at massive audiences. Many of the podcast recommendation lists that I find on […]

Read More

Announcing the Report Reader Checklist: Your newest research resource

Marketing image showcasing the Report Reader Checklist from Oregon State University Ecampus. Includes hyperlink ecampus.oregonstate.edu/checklist.

Today we’re excited to welcome Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Kathryn Linder from the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit to introduce an excellent new resource: the Report Reader Checklist. This checklist is a set of criteria that can help guide report readers and evaluate online education. Thank you to Mary Ellen and Katie for […]

Read More

A Blast from WCET Frontiers’ Past – The Top Blogs of 2019

a person holding a lit sparkler

Today we’re looking back over 2019 and our most popular blog posts at WCET Frontiers. 2019 has been a busy year, especially for federal regulations, negotiated rulemaking, and state authorization. This year we clocked in with 126,034 words in 74 posts! Thank you for reading our posts and a special thank you to all of […]

Read More

Avoiding a “Road to Nowhere:” What We Must Do This Fall

In 1985 The Talking Heads released “Road to Nowhere.” That song, and that metaphor, have been on my mind a lot lately as I think about where higher education is going in the fall and beyond. It’s all too clear that we are going somewhere, but I’m not sure that any of us are very […]

Read More

Open in a Time of Crisis

an open door

As an ongoing part of WCET’s efforts to help faculty and staff respond to the pandemic, today Dr. Tanya Spilovoy, our resident Open Educational Resources (OER) expert, takes a look at the role openness and OER can play as institutions move away from rushing to deliver remote instruction to more deliberately designed online courses for […]

Read More

New Regulations Review #1: Regular & Substantive Interaction

A roller coaster cart filled with people about to go over a long drop

Much to everyone’s surprise, the Department of Education finally released the last set of regulations from last year’s negotiated rulemaking for public comment on April 1st (and it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke—we checked).  This post will examine the proposed changes to the distance education and credit hour definitions. We’ll have another post early […]

Read More