Open Educational Resources: How Broward College Online Took the Dive

Today we welcome guest author, David Shulman, Campus President, Broward College Online, as he shares with us how Florida’s Global Campus made the commitment to and implemented open educational resources and other no-cost course materials. Background It’s no secret that the cost of higher education and the ballooning student indebtedness have become part of the […]

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Seeking Your Input on Online Consortia and Online Community Colleges

State U Online: An Overview Last year, New America published State U Online, a report I wrote after over a year of research. The project, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation, was based upon the idea from our grant that, “Scaling [online education] is demonstrably possible in the […]

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Clearing Misconceptions in Distance Ed Enrollments by Sector: IPEDS Reality Check

March 19, 2014 Let’s play a game.  What percentage of all distance education enrollments occur in for-profit institutions?  In private, non-profits?  In public institutions?  Hold onto your guesses as we’ll get to the answers later in this blog post. The U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS survey gives us an interesting snapshot of distance education adoption […]

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Four Ways to Prepare Your IT Infrastructure for a Mobile Learning Revolution

In the last of our three blog posts on Walters State (TN) Community College’s ambitious initiative to implement mobile learning campus-wide, we learn about the IT needs required to support multiple devices for every faculty, staff, and student. If they can do it…how about you? Russ Poulin                                                            In our previous posts, our Vice President of […]

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Training for Mobile Learning: Moving from the Basics to Redefining Learning

This is the second in a series of blog posts from our friends at Walters State Community College in Tennessee.  The first post covered how they organized campus-wide implementation of their mobile learning initiative.  This post focuses on steps in training faculty and staff– from basic tasks to  redefining the student learning experience. Russ Poulin […]

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Successfully Implementing Mobile Learning Across an Entire Campus

We better be paying attention to mobile learning.  A short while ago, I asked Robbie Melton, the Tennessee Board of Regents’ (and WCET’s) “Appologist” about examples in her state of successful implementation of mobile learning on campus.  She introduced me to our friends at Walters State Community College who agreed to write a series of […]

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Crafting an Effective MOOC: One Community College’s Experience

As part of our series on MOOCs, WCET asked Pat James Hanz of Mt. San Jacinto College to provide an overview of their experience in developing and offering their first course.  We also asked her to provide some lessons learned in case your instituion is interested in joining the fun. Russ Poulin In May, Mt. […]

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The Community College Journey to Predictive Analytics

This week, Luzelma Canales, Executive Director, Resource Development & Administration, Lone Star College System brings us along the path that her system has followed to adopting predictive analytics.  Luzelma and others will share more about their analytics journey at the WCET Leadership Summit: Under the Sword of Data.  If you’re not able to join us, watch the […]

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Concerning Online Learning: Experience Matters

After I published my blog piece that analyzed the Community College Research Center’s (CCRC) new research on online students, Mac Adkins of Smarter Services contacted me about research based upon the experiences of institutions using their services.  Mac was invited to submit this guest blog, which presents outcomes that undergird some of  CCRC’s findings and […]

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Transforming the Developmental Math Experience

The WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award recognizes exceptional efforts by WCET members in implementing technology in higher education, especially in outstanding innovation, quality improvement, or achievements in using educational technology tools, techniques, or services.  Guest Blogger Claudia L’Amoreaux describes the award-winning work of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education and its National Repository of […]

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