An Introspective Look at WCET’s Own Accessibility Practices, Part II

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Last week, I began to explain what WCET is doing – and potential areas of improvement – about web accessibility, based on different disabilities and barriers that people with those disabilities may encounter as described by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Check out my first post for background information on what led me to […]

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An Introspective Look at WCET’s Own Accessibility Practices, Part I

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Are your course materials and institutional websites accessible for all learners? Here at Frontiers, we discuss accessibility quite often, but today we have a very practical post that directly reviews content to determine accessibility for all. I’m excited to welcome Rosa Calabrese, WCET’s Digital Designer, who is here to discuss her review of the accessibility […]

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Podcasts Galore! – A Summer Listening List

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While I love podcasts and listen to them while doing just about anything, I often struggle with finding new podcasts. Few digital systems are built around recommending relevant new podcasts to listeners, which means that listeners rely on general recommendation lists aimed at massive audiences. Many of the podcast recommendation lists that I find on […]

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Be Bold! Lessons from WCET’s Leadership Summit on Public-Private Partnerships to Meet Workforce Needs

Today we welcome Cheryl Dowd, Director of WCET’s State Authorization Network (SAN), who is here to give us a summary of WCET’s recent Leadership Summit. This year’s focus was workforce partnerships. You can view Summit information and resources. Thank you to Cheryl for reporting on this  outstanding event! Thank you to Megan Raymond and Mollie […]

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Soft Skills: Unlocking the Power of Knowledge

This week, WCET is thrilled to convene this year’s Leadership Summit on workforce and higher education partnerships. Attendees at the event will focus on how higher education institutions can work with employers to create programming that can help students be more career ready and skilled for the workforce. In light of this topic, today we […]

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2019 Summer Reading List

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Hello and welcome to the 2019 WCET Summer Reading list! Our staff and several WCET Steering Committee members created a list of our recommended reads for this summer. You’ll find professional development or higher education reads plus some fun reads as well. Enjoy your day and enjoy the read! Professional Development Reads Leadership in Turbulent […]

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Negotiated Rulemaking: Accreditation, Student Identify Verification, Student Disclosures, and Other Proposed Regulations

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This is the fourth and final post in our blog post series on the results of the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking process. You may recall that there were many issues covered by the negotiated rulemaking committee and to our pleasant surprise, consensus was reached. With so many issues, we divided our review of […]

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No Matter Where You Go – an interview with Mike

As many of you have heard, Mike Abbiatti recently retired as the Executive Director of WCET. Today’s post contains my interview with him on his last Friday in office! Mike joined me to discuss leadership, why he first joined the WCET team, and what he sees in the future for WCET and technology enhanced education […]

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State Authorization Lawsuit: Court and Ed Department Need to Work Together to Avoid Causing More Confusion for Students and Institutions

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As one of my favorite columnists, Dave Barry, used to say, “I am not making this up!”  Maybe what I am about to share isn’t as exciting to you as last week’s release of “Avengers: Endgame” or Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” episode, but I kid you not, we are living in real life plot twisting […]

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Negotiated Rulemaking: The Complexity of “Regular and Substantive Interaction”

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This is the third in our blog post series on the results of the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking process. The first in the series focused an overview of process, issues, and next steps. The second covered rules for state authorization. Today, we focus on definitions that seem like they should be easy, but […]

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