Celebrate 25 Years with #WCET13 – Near or Far

Whether you’ll be with us in person or in spirit, there are many not-to-miss sessions and networking opportunities at the WCET 25th Annual Meeting. WCET is thrilled to have numerous edtech innovators on the Annual Meeting program.  Our two keynote presenters will inspire you to look at new ways to fulfill the mission to serve […]

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WCET Video Interview: Anne Derryberry

Over the past two years, we at WCET have had the pleasure of working with Anne Derryberry on several game and badge related initiatives. In late summer 2012 we commenced WCET’s Who’s Got Class? which was designed and game-mastered by Anne.  This multi-player learning game was designed to give WCET members and friends a fun, light-hearted […]

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Missing: Millenials in the Education Profession

Today we welcome a young leader working at the intersection of higher education and technology, Sean Traigle, Senior Director, Academic Partnerships at StraighterLine.  Sean shares his perspective on the contributions millenials stand to make to our industry and puts a call to action for those in the generations before us to help raise up young leaders.  Thank […]

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WCET Leadership Summit: Under the Sword of Data Highlights

Last week higher education leaders from around the U.S. gathered in Salt Lake City to answer not only the question, “What is ‘big data’?”, but also the “Now What?” for its implications on the future of higher education. The two day summit kicked off with an orientation to the learning analytics ecosystem by two well […]

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Beware of Wolves in Electronic Sheep’s Clothing

The requests look innocent enough. “I’ve created a site to help students looking to enroll in {insert option: online colleges, night school, distance education, adult education, and so on and so forth}.  My goal is to help students who want to get a degree find the right {insert degree type} for them.  I came across […]

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Let’s Work Together to Improve College Completion and Affordability

At last year’s WCET Annual Meeting, the “Forging the Future” preconference engaged participants in addressing the question of whether a $10,000 degree was doable.  Together, the participants developed fascinating options on how an institution could be created to address this issue.  In this guest blog post, the three leaders of this year’s Forging the Future […]

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Do you have CLASS?

Game-based learning, gamification and badges are gathering steam across higher education as forms of student engagement and alternative credentialing.  As your cooperative, WCET designed our authentic experience of badges and game-based learning to give our members and friends a way to hands-on wtih these educational practices, not just read about them. “Who’s Got Class?” launched […]

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AACSB International Business School Accreditation, New Standards, and Distance Ed

Today Frontiers is pleased to welcome Jerry Trapnell, Ph.D. of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International as our guest blogger. Dr. Trapnell shares with us here the process of AACSB’s review and update of its accreditation standards and processes and how these play into distance higher education. AACSB International (The Association to […]

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Journey with WCET into Badges & Game Based Learning

Today WCET is pleased to announce the kick-off of Who’s Got Class? Our new badge and game-based learning initiative.  This customized multi-player game provides our members and friends with the opportunity to explore the emerging, evolving world of badges and games while learning more about WCET programs and services and engaging in a light-hearted competition […]

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Putting a Student Face on Not Complying with State Authorization

In talking to institutions about state authorization, we often get asked about the consequences to the institution for not complying with the regulations.  Rarely do we get asked about the impact on students.  We became aware of some instances where students were directly impacted by state authorization and wanted to share their stories. Meet Claudia […]

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