Ed-tech leadership, innovation honored at WCET’s annual meeting

Ed-tech leadership, innovation honored at WCET’s annual meeting

Thomas Cavanagh, vice president for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, and Heather Nash, associate director of academic innovations and eLearning at the University of Alaska Anchorage
Thomas Cavanagh,
University of
Central Florida,
winner of the 2018
Richard Jonsen Award
Heather Nash,
University of Alaska,
winner of the 2018
Sally M. Johnstone
Award

One of the nation’s preeminent postsecondary education-technology gatherings took place Oct. 23-25 as the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) hosted its 30th annual meeting in Portland, Ore. Sessions for the 439 attendees spanned over 40 topics ranging from software procurement, to support for military-affiliated students, to multi-campus course-sharing, to the rapid growth of non-accredited providers serving students in online, blended, and face-to-face modes. See our meeting recap on the WCET Frontiers blog.

At the meeting, Thomas Cavanagh, vice president for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, and Heather Nash, associate director of academic innovations and eLearning at the University of Alaska Anchorage, were honored with two of WCET’s primary annual awards: the Richard Jonsen Award and the Sally M. Johnstone Award, named after, respectively, a former WICHE executive director and WCET’s founder.