Category Archives: resource

State Authorization Resources! Updated and New!

This week, WCET Frontiers welcomes Cheryl Dowd, our Director of the State Authorization Network. Cheryl is here to announce a new set of helpful state authorization papers. These documents will serve as excellence resources for our colleagues working in state authorization, or for those who may want to learn more about the topic. Thank you […]

Providing Online Faculty with Support Services Can Make the Difference

What is the attitude toward online teaching on your campus? What has it been historically? Today on WCET Frontiers we are thrilled to have guest authors from Wiley Education Services, blogging about an interview with two members of their faculty fellows program. These distinguished faculty share their background with teaching online, attitudes toward online teaching, […]

Do Closed Captions Help Students Learn?

This week we are happy to welcome Dr. Katie Linder, Oregon State University Ecampus, as our guest blog post author. Dr. Linder is here to discuss a national research project on student use of closed captions and transcriptions. The important results show that while these resources are not yet widely available, many students, even those […]

OER Supported by North Dakota Legislators

Today we have the privilege of hearing from Tanya Spilovoy, director of distance education and state authorization at the North Dakota University System, as she shares with us the journey of an open educational resource initiative that has what we all want for higher education — support from legislators.  Folks love to talk about the soaring […]

Fraud & State Authorization Focus of WCET’s Testimony at ED’s Rulemaking Hearing

In May, WCET sought your input regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement of a new round of negotiated rulemaking.  Such “rulemaking” is the first step in the Department possibly creating new regulations or refining old ones.  Most notable to the postsecondary distance education community was the renewed interest in the state authorization for distance […]

What Are You Reading?

Need some advice for reading for the holiday break or as a resolution for the new year?  I was thinking about books about elearning or higher education that I have read or have had recommended to me in the past year.  I’m also interested in having you share the titles of books that you have […]

WCET Digital Learning Content Summit: Second Day & Free-range Learning

Yesterday we completed WCET’s Leadership Summit on New Directions for Digital Learning Content.  We had great conversations with academic leaders, elearning professionals, and corporate executives about educational digital resources of all kinds.  Thank you to T.J. Bliss, doctoral candidate at BYU, for taking extensive notes.  Using Google docs, we’ll be adding more to those notes […]