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November 24th: What do distance education institutions need to prepare for in 2016?

By Kimberly Cook and Leah Matthews At the 2015 DEAC Fall Workshop, we spent a fair amount of time discussing the changing political and policy landscape for distance education and accreditation. Our discussions addressed the sharpening focus on student learning outcomes against a backdrop of growing public skepticism, high-profile lawsuits, and uncertainties surrounding quality assurance impacting students […]

November 13th: Quality Matters to DEAC

By Nan Bayster Ridgeway The Quality Matters 7th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning convened last week in beautiful San Antonio, Texas around the theme, “Deep in the Heart of Quality.” The conference kicked off with a welcoming reception that included an opportunity to network and even take boat tours on the San […]

October 16: How Innovation Shapes the World of Education – Five Things I Learned About Technology and Education

By Lissette Hubbard Innovation can be defined in many ways. Some consider innovation a service that focuses on the latest technologies–wearable technology, smart TVs, and high-powered computing all come to mind when I hear the word innovation. Fostering innovation can also be viewed as an alternative way to solve an existing problem. While the conversation […]

October 9, 2015: Five Things to Consider about Competency-Based Education from #CBExchange

Last week I attended CBExchange—an interactive workshop dedicated to helping institutions plan or enhance competency-based education (CBE). Through a series of facilitated sessions, there was dynamic dialogue describing competency-based programs and the desired outcomes for top programs to support learners. While CBE is not by any means a new learning model, strengthening expectations for CBE […]

September 29, 2015: Department of Defense Announces Opportunity to join new SOC Career and Technical Education Resource

DEAC is pleased to welcome a guest to our blog, Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey -Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and External Relations at Grantham University and President of the Council of College and Military Educators. Dr. Matthews recently chatted with Dr. Cropsey about a new opportunity for DEAC institutions.  Here’s a summary: Did you know that […]