Technology and Innovation

  • Frequently Asked Questions About the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

  • Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2013 presents information on the West’s progress in improving access to, success in, and financing of higher education. The information is updated annually to monitor change over time and encourage its use as a tool for informed discussion in policy and education communities.

  • WICHE is responsible for coordinating three face-to-face workshops and eight professional development webinars for career coaches the first three years of this U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant.  Topics are focused on best practice in providing career coaching services to students and other topics identified by career coaches as important in building their knowledge and skills.

  • MHECare – offers vetted, competitively priced student health insurance plans to institutions and their students.

  • WICHE ICE enables students, through their home institutions, to seamlessly access high quality online courses and programs offered by other four-year and two-year ICE member institutions.

  • The North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO) is an international consortium enabling access to high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware, integrating immersive web-based labs with software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

    NANSLO has three labs:

    • NANSLO British Columbia Lab - Located at North Island College, Comox Valley campus, Courtenay, BC.
    • NANSLO Colorado Lab - Located at Red Rocks Community College, Arvada, CO.
    • NANSLO Montana Lab - Located at Great Falls College Montana State University, Great Falls, MT.

    Each NANSLO lab has its own unique configuration of equipment although typical scientific equipment, such as high-powered microscopes, are available at each lab. 

  • Institution Administrators or faculty from an institution access the NANSLO Network Scheduling System (NNSS) by going to http://scheduler.nansl

  • Focuses on the effectiveness of alternative modes of education, serving as a companion to Thomas L. Russell's book The No Significant Difference Phenomenon.

  • Supplies a set of resources to determine the costs of offering a course through different delivery methods.

  • WCET’s annual meeting continues to be one of the top-rated conferences in the country on e-learning in higher education. The conference program broadly captures a host of issues such as innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching, student retention, marketing, alumni relations, and student services.

  • WCET is the leading national, member-driven, non –profit organization devoted to advancing excellence in technology-enhanced higher education, working at the intersection of practice, policy and te