Proposed Safeguards Against Financial Aid Fraud: Some Needed, Some Go Too Far

February 26, 2014 New regulations and reporting requirements to help battle federal financial aid fraud for institutions that offer distance education are coming.  No doubt, additional protections are needed tools to combat financial aid fraud.  The distance education community needs to be part of the solution.  However, the remedies need to be tempered so that […]

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Originality Matters: Making Academic Integrity a Teachable Moment

February 20, 2014 If not handled well, accusations of cheating or plagiarism, could have a huge impact on a student’s academic journey.  We welcome Dr. Michelle Warn, Program Chair, Masters in Teaching and Learning with Technology at Ashford University, to share with us how she and her colleagues make academic integrity a teachable moment for students…and perhaps […]

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WCET Predictions for 2014 Focus on Academic Quality and Student Needs

We asked you to: “Predict something that will happen this year regarding teaching, learning, technology, business of e-learning, policy, regulations, student behavior, or other related items.” Not surprising of our followers, the bulk of the focus is on academic issues such as quality, accreditation, competency-based education, and academic integrity.  There are also several predictions around […]

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Academic Integrity: Florida Virtual School’s Systematic and Scalable Solutions

Welcome to our guest blogger Angela Anastacio who is Academic Integrity Manager at Florida Virtual School.   While she is focused on academic cheating and plagiarism in the K-12 realm, I find that she has some lessons for us in higher education.  FLVS has to handle integrity issues at scale and they do so with clear […]

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Dispatch from Denver – Thursday

Hello from the WCET Annual Conference – We are having fun with our friends here in Denver and wanted to share with you some of the thoughts, comments, and things we have learned thus far… On Monday we had record high temperatures followed by 8 inches of snow on Wednesday, which prompted the comment:  “Two […]

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