Author Archives: Beth Laves

Competency-based Education Is Gaining Ground

As evidenced by the front page of the Chronicle this week, competency-based education (CBE) is a hot topic. WKU is a part of the Competency-Based Education Network (article sidebar) whose work centers on advocating for the effectiveness of quality CBE online … Continue reading

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Convergence 2014 Call for Proposals

A reminder about this statewide conference and the call for proposals. Kentucky Convergence is November 13-14 in Louisville, and the deadline for proposals is August 29. This statewide conference brings professionals in information technology, online learning, and libraries together for … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Blackboard?

WKU has been using Blackboard as our learning management system (LMS) since 1999. Over the years, I’ve seen many changes in how our faculty use it to teach, collaborate with students and create a sense of community. I’ve also been … Continue reading

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WKU developing competency based education

Reading a blog this morning I came across this quote by Vernon Smith, an attendee of the WCET Data Boot Camp: “Innovation meets a need in a new way. Be prepared to fail. Then fail fast and move on.” Experts … Continue reading

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Changes in the faces of DELO

Happy Holidays!  This has been a semester to remember for the Division – we’ve made record strides in enrollment growth in distance learning, in dual credit, cohort and incubator programs, and notable successes in summer sessions, and independent learning.  Manon … Continue reading

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Focusing on non-credit, leadership, and marketing at UPCEA South

I’m sitting in a session this morning listening to Jon Horn talk about student recruitment ecosystems and drip campaigns. Wow! If you are interested in marketing you should know who Jon is. He and Sarah McDonald of JMU are copresenting … Continue reading

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Hi DELO Folks, Summer is almost over and I feel the quickening of campus as we make plans for fall, with summer sessions winding up, when faculty put aside their summer projects and begin to think about preparing for students’ … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Hi Fellow DELO folks! We are back and ready to begin 2012!  I have to say that 2011 was a tough one, personally for many of us as we said goodbye to loved ones and professionally as we worked to … Continue reading

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What I learned at the WCET conference

I was a first-timer at the WCET conference, held this year in Denver October 26-29, 2011 and I was impressed with the speakers, their expertise in policy, instructional design, and student services for online students.  Now that WKU is a … Continue reading

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Welcome DELO

Welcome to the DELO blog! We as an organization need a way to communicate with each other, to share our new projects, programs, events, accomplishments, and challenges.  DELO is now grown to 44 staff members, 29 student workers, and 6 … Continue reading

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