SubscribeRSS FeedItunes | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneInConnect@topcastnow (Use #topcastnow)Email Topcast Get More TOPcastEpisode 30: Learning MobileTOPcast Meet-Up: Tom & Kelvin Engage Their ListenersEpisode 29: Designing Better Blended LearningWhat’s Exciting Dr. Norm Vaughan About Blended Learning?Episode 28: Understanding Policy View AllPosted on August 7, 2017September 25, 2017 by Jonathan PizzoEpisode 28: Understanding Policy 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!