Category Archives: data

Data Privacy for Institutes of Higher Education (IHE)

Data privacy and protection is becoming an increasingly important topic on a personal and professional level and in all fields -not just higher education. Lately stories about hackers gaining access to important data has filled my news feed. We need to focus on ways to decrease higher education institution’s vulnerabilities and safeguard our information. To […]

Teaching the Whys of Where: Enhancing Understanding Through Geography

Thank you to Allison Friederichs (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Teaching Professor, University College \ University of Denver) for recommending an innovative adjunct faculty member for today’s guest blog post. I think you will enjoy learning from Joseph Kerski. Thank you Joseph for sharing your experiences.  — Russ Poulin, WCET.   Think about major societal issues that […]

New WCET Distance Ed Enrollment Report Shows Continued Growth

We are pleased to announce the first issue of a new report, the “WCET Distance Education Enrollment Report 2016: Using IPEDS 2014 Fall Enrollment Data.” Based on data accumulated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System’s  (IPEDS) 2014 Fall Enrollment survey, we decided to create a single report instead of a […]

IPEDS Fall 2013: Less than Half of Fully Distant Students Come from Other States

This is the third in a series of three blog posts examining the 2013 IPEDS Fall Enrollment survey and its counts of distance education enrollments.  The first blog focused on the 2013 survey statistics and the second compared the growth between 2012 and 2013.  The survey also asked if institutions enrolled students from other states […]

IPEDS Fall 2013: Distance Education Data Reveals More Than Overall Flat Growth

The first blog post in this series analyzed the Fall 2013 distance education enrollment data (as released by the U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS survey) sector-by-sector. The post revealed that one-of-four students took at least one distance education course and that public institutions continue to remain the largest provider of DE courses. While the 2012 […]

IPEDS Fall 2013: Higher Ed Sectors Vary Greatly in Distance Ed Enrollments

This is the first of a series of posts providing insight on data regarding enrollments in distance education that was released by the U.S. Department of Education earlier this year.  Terri Taylor Straut crunched the data for WCET.  Terri has a deep knowledge of the distance education world and we appreciate her thorough analysis. As […]

#WCET14 Arrives in Portland & Your Desktop

WCET’ers are arriving from all over the nation in beautiful Portland, Oregon to celebrate 26 years of coming together.   This year we’re proud to present a program that brings both big picture, forward thinking ideas and practical applications that support student success. Highlights Include: Opening keynote presentation by Dr. Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, The State […]

Big Data, Analytics and Reflections on Student Success

Today we feature Ellen Wagner, Chief Strategy Officer, Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework as she takes us on a tour of the post-secondary big data landscape, including reflections on the first three years of the PAR Framework. It Begins With Big Data One of the surest signs that a technology trigger is starting its roller-coaster […]

Distance Education in IPEDS

There are some exciting changes in the Integrated Postsecondary Data Education System (IPEDS) data collection. Most notably, IPEDS has started to collect more information on postsecondary distance education. In the 2011-12 data collection year, IPEDS began asking institutions if they were exclusively a distance education institution (i.e. all of their programs are offered via distance […]

Partnering to Better Serve Adults

Our colleague from across the building, Patrick Lane, joins the Frontiers blog today to share the resources from the recent meeting of the Adult College Completion (ACC) Network.  The ACC Network aims to unite organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning […]