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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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Hamren, Kim; Quigley, Suzanne – Volta Review, 2012
Listen and Talk is an early intervention and preschool program based in Seattle, Washington, that provides auditory-verbal education and therapy to children with hearing loss and their families. In addition, staff members provide consultations with public and private schools across the state. The mission of Listen and Talk is to teach children who…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Parents, Distance Education, Videoconferencing
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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
Livingston, Pamela – Technology & Learning, 2008
For motivated students led by online-savvy teachers, amazing learning outside of the brick and-mortar school can take place and expand curricular possibilities. Unconstrained by place and time, students are learning and teachers are teaching, virtually and rigorously. This article describes the advantages and challenges in online education. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Independent Study, Cognitive Style
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T.H.E. Journal, 2005
The Wesleyan Academy and Moravian School in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, recently joined forces with Evergreen Elementary in Fort Lewis, Wash., to collaborate on a research project using My eCoach Online (http://myecoach.com) as the primary medium to share information, post ideas and findings, and develop inquiry projects on 10 topics about water.…
Descriptors: Internet, Partnerships in Education, Student Projects, Cooperative Learning
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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)
Diller, Karen; Huling, Nancy – ALKI, 1997
Examines opportunities and challenges for distance learning in the state of Washington. Highlights include an educational technology network for kindergarten through higher education; collaboration between schools, government, and the private sector; and the role of libraries, including access, service, and administrative issues, Web-based access…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Distance Education