Innovation, Access, and Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER

UPCEA has made freely available the recording of Cable Green’s general session presentation titled, “Innovation, Access, and Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER” at the recent Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy. While the slides are available here, the recording is now available here.

General Session Presentation by Cable Green

To view the rest of the Summit For Online Leadership and Strategy‘s program you can purchase the Online Pass.

What’s New with SARA? Update on the National State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

The national initiative, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education. The four regional higher education compacts – the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, New England Board of Higher Education, Southern Regional Education Board, and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, will collaborate to make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines, as well as making it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education.

During this 75 minute recorded webcast from 1/23/14, Marshall Hill, executive director of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA); Rhonda Epper, director of WICHE SARA; and Russell Poulin, deputy director for research and analysis at WCET.

The webcast covered:

  • Key facts about SARA
  • How your state and institution can participate
  • The projected timeline for implementation


> Presentation Slides
> Recorded Webcast

How to Teach Smartly Infographic

Courtesy e-Learning Infographics

Online Learning Growth Continues (Infographic)

As previously shared, the 11th annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education was recently released. The infographic below by Pearson summarizes the key findings available in the full report.

Grade Change 2013 Infographic
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Infographic: Why aren’t your students participating on the Discussion Board?


Originally posted by Knowledgeone, reposted by Patrick Lowenthal