The Fun of Minneapolis and #WCET16

WCET’s 28th Annual Meeting is a mere seven weeks away- October 12-14.  In no time, our community of edtech leaders and innovators will convene in beautiful Minneapolis to connect with colleagues,  exchange ideas,  and share triumphs and challenges. The WCET program is a blend of extended sessions which provide a deep dive into emerging issues, […]

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You Too Have Déjà vu with EdTech Conferences?

We have all attended a conference and had that déjà vu feeling, where you look at the program and the attendees and have the sensation that you’ve recently experienced this same thing. If you Google EdTech conferences you’ll get a this lengthy list from EdSurge Higher Ed and more lists. The upside is that tech-enhanced teaching […]

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Progressive and Innovative, Denver is the Perfect Host for #WCET15

Denver and its surrounding area, including Boulder, is known for progressive and innovative tech business incubation and growth. The urban landscape adjacent to the foothills and the Rocky Mountains nurtures an innovative yet reenergizing spirit.  The WCET Annual Meeting, commemorating it’s 27th milestone, will be held in Denver November 11-13 at the Westin Downtown Denver […]

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Technology Toys to Tools

Jane Bozarth, author of the book “Social Media for Trainers,” is an expert on training and social media strategy and a dynamic presenter. You won’t want to miss Jane’s keynote presentation which kicks off WCET’s 24th Annual Meeting, October 31 – November 3, in San Antonio. Following is a blog from Jane about how emerging […]

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Forging the Future: How Much Affordability Can Higher Education Afford?

Increased affordability is a hot topic for 2012, but just how much affordability can higher education afford?  How do we increase affordability and what are the pitfalls? The Forging the Future workshop, developed and directed by Myk Garn, Southern Regional Education Board; Hae Okimoto, University of Hawai’i System; Rob Robinson, University of Texas – San […]

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Learn. Do. Connect. Enjoy. In the Mile High City.

WCET’s 23rd Annual Conference is just around the corner.  The office is a buzz with the coordination of speakers, logistics, and details for the conference. I like many of you, am wondering if we lost a month of summer, because it can’t possibly be September already (those yellow leaves MUST be a tree blight, right?), […]

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What’s Ahead for Higher Education?

Adrian Sannier, vice president of product at Pearson eCollege, and Mark Sarver, CEO of EduKan, will be kicking off WCET”S 23rd Annual Conference, in Denver, CO on October 26-29.  The duo will present about the future of technology in higher education, where it’s headed and how we will get there.  Both are clever, witty, and […]

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Further Clarification about Federal Complaint Process Requirement

We have received a lot of questions about the complaint process portion of the federal student complaint process regulation since Russ’s July 19 blog Federal Student Complaint Regulation- Clarifying Misconceptions. My sense is that some are panicking at the thought of being out of compliance.  While being out of compliance is never a good thing, […]

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Online Ed on the New Digital Shoreline

Roger McHaney is a long-time advocate of online learning and has participated in past WCET Conferences.  He is the Wiki-keeper for ELATEwiki and has recently written a book entitled ‘The New Digital Shoreline: How Web 2.0 and Millennials are Revolutionizing Higher Education.’ It was published by Stylus Publishing in 2011. The New Digital Shoreline was […]

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Federal Student Complaint Regulation – Clarifying Misconceptions

In the hubbub over the ‘state authorization’ issue for distance education, we have not paid as much attention to another part of the regulations released last October.  Each institution must notify all current and prospective students of third-party complaint processes.  In conversations with our colleagues at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), […]

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