Subscribe RSS Feed Itunes | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn Connect @topcastnow (Use #topcastnow) Email Topcast Get More TOPcastEpisode 85: Blended Is the Future. (And It’s Not Just Courses)Episode 84: The Value of Engaging with Our CommunityEpisode 83: Re-thinking Synchronous for the Post-COVID EraEpisode 82: Fostering Large Scale OER AdoptionEpisode 81: Technology Adoption as Enabling the “Right Thing” View All Posted on November 6, 2017March 30, 2018 by Jonathan PizzoEpisode 31: WGU Did What? (Or DID They?) About Episode 31: In this episode, Tom and Kelvin discuss the recent US Department of Education Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) recommendation about Western Governors University (WGU). Specifically, what are the issues, and what are the implications for WGU and all US institutions offering online courses? Podcast Recording https://media.blubrry.com/ucf_topcast/p/cdl.ucf.edu/staticfiles/topcast/topcast-331.mp3Podcast (teaching-online-podcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:16 — 23.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS Download Transcript [PDF, RTF] Episode 31 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via Twitter View complete list of episode highlights via Twitter Coffee Links Coffee Nut M&Ms (featured in this episode) Content Links US DOE Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Final Audit Report of Western Governors University (WGU) WGU’s Response Webpage Inside Higher Ed article: “Federal Audit Challenges Faculty Role at WGU” EdSurge article: “Federal Audit Says WGU Lacks Faculty Interaction, Recommending It Return $700 Million in Financial Aid“ e-Literate analysis: “WGU Audit Findings: Interpretations of ‘regular and substantive’ and ‘self-paced’” Eduventures article: “Four Strong Winds – An OIG Audit Chills the Air” Tyton Partners analysis: “What does the WGU audit mean for adult learners?” Three-Part WCET Analysis on Russ Poulin’s Frontiers Blog Part 01: “When Interaction Is Not Interaction” Part 02: “React…But Don’t Overreact” Part 03: “A Brief History of ‘Regular and Substantive Interaction’” TOPcast Episode #28: “Understanding Policy” TOPcast Episode #06: “Understanding the Coming CBE R/Evolution” TOPcast Episode #25: “But FIRRST… Lead Innovation” Like what you see? Tell the world!