Student ROI in Higher Ed Begins with Equity and Who We Value

With today’s post, we continue the WCET Steering Committee’s series on student return on investment (ROI) and the role of digital learning in improving that return. Thank you to Chantae Recasner of Northeast Lakeview College in San Antonio, Texas. She reminds us that student ROI requires institutional attention to equity. This is especially true for […]

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Stories from the Educational Underground – WCET Interviews Peter Smith

“Learning happens everywhere. Somehow, we have to figure out how to recognize that learning.” That was one of the closing thoughts that stuck with me when I sat in on an interview between WCET’s Executive Director, Russ Poulin, and the inspiring Peter Smith late last month. The interview centered on Peter’s newest book on higher […]

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Does Financial Need and Aid Differ for Online and On-Campus Students?

It started before COVID-19. Students, families, businesses, and those considering college questioned the value, the “return on investment” (ROI), of postsecondary education. Could they do better doing something else? Was the debt worth it? Is college for them? Those questions loomed larger during the pandemic and we know they will keep coming in the future. […]

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The “Angels of UND’s TTaDA” – Working Magic in the Face of Adversity

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Jenny L. Reichart, who is the Faculty Development Specialist and Inclusion Ambassador with the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The TTaDA team was selected as a WOW recipient this year due to their innovative […]

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“I’m Sick with COVID – but I’ll Get Caught up this Week” – Supporting Students Through a Pandemic with CTU Messenger

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Connie Johnson and Ellise Farber, both from Colorado Technical University, who were nominated this year for the Messenger app via CTU Mobile, which provided real time communication opportunities and help to struggling students. Frontiers is currently hosting our annual blog post series […]

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A Network Rooted in Quality & Innovation

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Melissa Vito and Claudia Arcolin, both from The University of Texas at San Antonio who shared the following post about UTSA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their “non-negotiable objective” was to “continue to innovate and deliver a high-quality education despite the unprecedented […]

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Lessons Learned Providing Instructional Design and Technology Support at the Onset of COVID-19

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Alicia Montgomery Dunlap and Aimee Greene both from the University of Louisville, who wrote the following post about the outstanding work from the staff with Louisville’s Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Alicia and Aimee share several lessons learned from the remote […]

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What Tech Says About Your DEI Work: Barriers to Equitable Digital Learning and Ways We Can Remove Them

Today’s post from Mark Porcaro and Robert McGuire continues our series on “Enabling Difference.” This joint joint post with Every Learner Everywhere, focuses on technology barriers to equity students face with ideas on how to move past them. We’re so thrilled to continue this series and focus on DEI throughout this month and thank Mark […]

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Leveraging Analytics to Close DEI Access & Attainment Gaps

Today’s post from Adam Cota with the WCET Steering Committee working group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion highlights how Adam’s institution, Western Governors University, uses data analytics to accomplish equity and diversity goals. This post continues the series started earlier this month on “Enabling Difference.” We’re so thrilled to continue this series and focus on […]

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Leveraging the Strategic Planning Process for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work

Today’s post from Janelle Elias with the WCET Steering Committee working group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion reviews her research on how WCET member institutions are addressing equity work in strategic plans. This post continues the series started earlier this month on “Enabling Difference.” WCET leadership will continue the series throughout the month of August […]

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