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Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 members work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy among its members and their institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education's contributions…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Organizations (Groups), Higher Education, Student Exchange Programs
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Boor, Mari L.; Bergh, Karen; Alexander, Karen L.; Allison, Barbara; Johnson, Virginia Clark; Couch, Sue; DeBates, Debra; Johnson, Julie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Approximately 5 million secondary students take family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes in the United States each year (AAFCS, 2012). Most states reported a shortage of FCS teachers (Werhan & Way, 2006). Programs to prepare FCS teachers are essential to maintaining the pool of teachers, but they are becoming scarce. One potential source of…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Garn, Myk – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
In November 1996, forty-five higher education technology leaders convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss the virtual university (VU). The Western Governors Association had announced establishment of the Western Governors University (WGU). As a result, VU initiatives were emerging from, or being contemplated by, almost every state-level higher…
Descriptors: Educational History, Models, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Broughton, Connie – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
People do not want to know the history, minutiae of policy, or operations, or even the political intrigues of a virtual consortium. People want to know if the consortium has value, whether it can help them, and if it is a threat. In this article, the author focuses on the operating principles and policies that have proven successful in the…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Consortia, Educational Environment
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Burgstahler, Sheryl; Corrigan, Bill; McCarter, Joan – Internet and Higher Education, 2004
Worldwide, distance learning programs offer opportunities for education and career enhancement for those who have access to a computer and the Internet. However, some potential students and instructors who have access to these technologies cannot fully participate because of the inaccessible design of courses. These individuals include those with…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Disabilities, Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled)