Thursday, April 17, 2014

         
Events
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Virtual College of Texas Director Ron Thomson Retires
Ron Thomson recently retired from his work at Virtual College of Texas (VCT), and to honor his years of service and dedication, he was presented a Powerpoint presentation along with an award (iPad) at the summer 2013 NETnet conference hosted at Stephen F. Austin State University in August.
Petri Introduces TEACH Act to Ensure Equal Access to Educational Materials for Students with Disabilities
On November 15, U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI), a senior member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, introduced legislation to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to the benefits of electronic instructional materials used in today’s colleges and universities.
Distance Learning, Distant Courtrooms

Following is an interesting article about legal issues that most in the distance learning arena have not considered.

http://chronicle.com/article/Distance-Learning-Distant/143097/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Will States Reciprocate?

Article from Inside Higher Ed about the distance education state reciprocity progress with SARA:

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/11/20/distance-education-state-reciprocity-initiative-prepares-welcome-first-members

2013 Fall "Leadership by the Minute"

Over 55 distance learning professionals from across the state attended the most recent Fall Leadership Workshop on October 28-30 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Members took part in networking activities such as a "Goosechase Scavenger Hunt", "Leadership by the Min

Public Policy

State Authorization Input
One of the hottest topics in TxDLA is state authorization. Rather than complain, take action and provide input. Go to the WCET blog for a summary and description of how you can provide input.

Polling Center: Threading the Needle on Education: From the Texas Tribune April 10.
"Education policy is usually a winner for Democratic candidates, but in Texas, things are more nuanced, especially when it comes to education spending. This year's race for governor race is a great example."
http://www.texastribune.org/2014/04/10/polling-center-threading-needle-education/

Interesting Clarification on Authorization Rules

Excerpts from February 19 US Education Department Meeting

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