WCET leads dialogue on controversial WGU federal audit

WCET leads dialogue on controversial WGU federal audit

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Speaking of WCET Frontiers, this blog has been on the pulse of recent debate about the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General recommendation that the nonprofit online Western Governors University (WGU) be forced to pay back more than $700 million in federal financial aid for failing to ensure “regular and substantive interaction” between faculty and students.

What constitutes “adequate” faculty-student interaction in distance and competency-based education? That was the focus of a Nov. 16 WCET webcast in which panelists discuss the government recommendation, WGU’s response, and the implications for the growing field of competency-based education in which WGU is considered a major player.