SubscribeRSS FeedItunes | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneInConnect@topcastnow (Use #topcastnow)Email Topcast Get More TOPcastEpisode 28: Understanding PolicyEpisode 27: Humanizing Online LearningEpisode 26: “Going Straight to the Source:” The Student Voice in Online EducationEpisode 25: But FIRRST…. Lead Innovation!Episode 24: Multilingual Musings: International Connections in Online Education View AllPosted on August 7, 2017August 8, 2017 by Jonathan PizzoEpisode 28: Understanding Policy Join Us for Our First Ever Virtual Coffee Date!Join Tom & Kelvin during their first online TOPcast Meet-Up. This live event will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 12:00pm-1:00pm (US EDT; UTC -4). You can help shape the (informal) agenda by responding to the following brief poll: http://bit.ly/polltopcastmeetup.How Do I Join in on the Fun? Simply connect with us on the date and time listed above at http://ucf.adobeconnect.com/topcast. Need a reminder? We got you covered. Download and open this Event File (.ics) in your preferred calendar application.Can I Interact with Tom & Kelvin During the Meet-up? Yes! In fact, this is encouraged. Make sure you have your favorite headset/mic with you, participant mics will be enabled.About Episode 28:“Policy” might or might not be one of your favorite things, but online education professionals must understand policy in order to be effective. In this episode join Tom and Kelvin as they think through the multi-tiered relationships between policy and online education. https://cdl.ucf.edu/staticfiles/topcast/topcast-328.mp3Podcast (teaching-online-podcast): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Download Transcript Episode 28 Show Notes:Episode Synopsis via TwitterView complete list of episode highlights via TwitterCoffee LinksCoffee Profile: Ethiopia Harrar (featured in this episode)Java Junction Coffee Roasters in Brockport, NYWhat Roasting Dates Can & Can’t Tell You About CoffeeContent LinksWCET Frontiers Blog (edited by Russ Poulin)EDUCAUSE Review Policy Spotlight Column (edited by Jarrett Cummings)UCF Distributed Learning GuidelinesUCF Course ModalitiesTitle IV Funding of US Higher EducationUS Department of Education’s Competency-Based Education Experimental SitesExamples of “Policy” and “Online Ed Policy” at Various LevelsUCF Institutional ExamplesUCF Policies (100+)UCF Regulations (100+)Example: UCF Regulation Affecting Online Students (“Tuition Waivers for Specified Online Graduate Programs”)Accrediting Body ExamplesSACSCOC Policies and PublicationsExample: SACSCOC Policy Affecting Online Students (“Distance and Correspondence Education”)State ExamplesFlorida StatutesExample: Florida Statute Affecting Online Students (“1009.24 – State university student fees” [Note: Provides for distance learning fee; defines “distance learning course”])Florida SUS Board of Governors (BOG)Example: Florida SUS BOG Online Education 2025 Strategic PlanNational ExamplesUS Department of Education: Laws & GuidanceNational Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)Like what you see? Tell the world!