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Higher Education in the Year 2050: The Age of IoT Global Connectivity

Have you met Robbie Melton, Tennessee’s emerging education technologies evangelist? We sent her back to the future and an in today’s guest blog post, she shares what she found there. Thank you Robbie! What are your thoughts about the future? Russ Poulin, WCET  Hello, I’m Robbie Melton, and I’m writing this blog from the future, […]

Emergence of the Linked Services Sector in American Higher Ed & Lifelong Learning

By now, it borders on trite to declare that American higher education, and, in fact, global higher education stands on the precipice of dynamic, revolutionary, and disruptive change. But the cards that I see being dealt as we enter 2016 indicate that the fracturing of higher education’s dominant model will not only continue, but accelerate. […]

Adaptive Learning: Standing Up to Three Major Educational Challenges

In this week’s blog on adaptive learning, I will share some benefits of using adaptive learning in higher education based upon the three major challenges Richard Culatta, former Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education, says America faces in educating our citizens. Technology’s Impact on Learning In a 2013 […]

The Promise of Adaptivity

WCET seeks to raise awareness on the why, how and what of adaptive learning; to develop a community of faculty, administrators, designers and providers to share promising practices and ideas; and for WCET to be a valuable resource on this important emerging application of technology. To support this, we have selected Niki Bray to serve […]

NROC, EdReady, and Continuous Innovation

For those who attended the annual meeting, you already had in introduction to EdReady by The NROC Project as a 2015 WOW Award winner. They created a great video that explains the basis of the project, but we asked Ahrash Bissell, EdReady Project Manager, to share more about the project in today’s post. Thank you […]

Serving Older Students with New Technologies: Highlights from #ACCN15

Last month, just ahead of the WCET Annual Meeting, the Adult College Completion Network held their annual Workshop, focused on garnering discussion of how we best serve adult learners and bring them back into higher education.  Today, Christina Sedney, project coordinator for the Adult College Completion Network (ACCN), shares the highlights of the meeting with […]

IPEDS Changes Will Improve Available Data on Non-traditional Students, yet…

Today we welcome our WICHE colleague, Christina Sedney, project coordinator for the Adult College Completion Network (ACCN), as she shares with us the changes to IPEDS reporting that will improve, if not drastically at least incrementally, the data we have on non-traditional student outcomes.  This post was first published on the ACCN blog – we […]

A Survey of Practices in Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty

Are colleges doing all they can to assure that their online adjunct faculty are successful? Institutions employing adjunct faculty for online courses were surveyed about the practices they use in supporting them.  With the frequent use of adjuncts and growing enrollments in online education, adjunct faculty importance in the academic community is increasing. To properly […]

Making a Business Case for Joining or Not Joining SARA

To join or not to join…. that is the question.  The answer, like everything else related to state authorization is….it depends!  This blog post will identify the factors that an institution faces in making that choice. Begin with Internal Analysis Each institution must look at its own institution’s out of state activities and then analyze […]

Progress on New Federal Electronic Instructional Materials Accessibility Legislation

In today’s blog post, we have a conversation with Jarret Cummings, EDUCAUSE’s Director of Policy and External Relations. Jarret has helped lead negotiations on new federal legislation that would facilitate the development of voluntary accessibility guidelines for electronic instructional materials and related technologies in higher education. We thank Jarret for this update as part of […]