Accreditation, Continuity of Operations, and COVID-19

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On March 5, 2020, the Department of Education issued guidance to institutions facing possible interruptions of study because of COVID-19. WCET’s Cheryl Dowd, Director of the WCET State Authorization Network, provided an overview of the guidance for WCET Frontiers. As of the morning of March 12th, a growing number of institutions, especially those on the […]

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A Flower (and some great quotes) for International Women’s Day

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March 8th is International Women’s Day. According to the International Women’s Day (IWD) website, IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and the celebration has occurred annually for well over a century. To honor the day, I chatted with women in the technology-enhanced learning field about their […]

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Breaking news: U.S. Department of Education Guidance for interruptions of study related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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***Update: On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education provided updated guidance by adding an FAQ attachment to the March 5, 2020 guidance previously released. Note that this update extends the term of flexibility from being based on students who were already enrolled in a term when the COVID-19 related interruptions occurred to students […]

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Sneak Peek at This Year’s WCET Summit

banner for the wcet 2020 summit reads: WCET Policy Summit, the 2020 view of federal regulations and the potential impact on higher education practice. April 15-16, 2020 Largo MD

Don’t you just love it when we come up with new things? Today I’m here to tell you about our new format for our annual WCET Summit! That’s right, this year our WCET Summit is not only EARLIER in the year, in a different LOCATION, but it’s also got a shiny new FOCUS! WCET has […]

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Join WCET for an exciting 2020!

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Happy new year! WCET is excited for 2020. Today, we want to share our plans, priorities, and some coming attractions for the year. Members – It’s All About Our Members WCET’s emphasis has always been serving the needs of our cooperative. A great 2020 motto for our team is that “it’s all about our members.” […]

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A Blast from WCET Frontiers’ Past – The Top Blogs of 2019

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Today we’re looking back over 2019 and our most popular blog posts at WCET Frontiers. 2019 has been a busy year, especially for federal regulations, negotiated rulemaking, and state authorization. This year we clocked in with 126,034 words in 74 posts! Thank you for reading our posts and a special thank you to all of […]

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Connecting with Community – WCET 2019

Welcome to the Annual Meeting Annual Summary Blog Post.! This year, I’ve focused it more on different topics of interest from the meeting, rather than going through a play-by-play of the week. I hope this year’s summary post is intriguing and fun, and either reminds you of a great week at #WCET19, provides you with […]

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Three Keys to Opening the Door for OER

Today marks our the finale for our 2019 WOW Award series. The WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Awards honor member institutions and organizations that develop technology-based solutions to challenging educational needs. As we mentioned last week, we have three outstanding award winning initiatives this year: the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s OER Council, Granite State College, […]

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Granite State College’s Approach to Distance-Based Teacher Preparation in New Hampshire

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Today we continue our 2019 WOW Award series. The WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Awards honor member institutions and organizations that develop technology-based solutions to challenging educational needs. As we mentioned earlier this week, we have three outstanding award winning initiatives this year: the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s OER Council, Granite State College, and Rio […]

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