WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)

WCET—the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies—is the leader in the practice, policy, and advocacy of digital learning in higher education with a vision of advancing learner access and success through postsecondary digital learning for a more equitable world. 

WCET was founded in 1989 by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  Over the years, WCET has grown to serve 400 institutions and organizations located across the U.S. and internationally. Our members are dedicated to improving the quality and reach of digital learning in higher education.

WCET believes that equitable access to high-quality digital learning can change lives. A key part of our work is to promote the development and support of digital learning and digital learners in postsecondary education through collective action. We believe that, collectively, our voices for change are stronger and are committed to work that expands access to high-quality digital learning opportunities for those students who come from racially minoritized and poverty affected communities. The entire WCET team is dedicated to  “walking our talk” and embraces the continued development of a diverse membership and staff. We see our participation in the Higher Education Equity Network as an important part of expanding educational equity through both higher education policies and practices.

WCET is committed to several values including community, equity, advocacy, innovation, and responsiveness. We know that education can change lives and believe that all learners should have access to high-quality digital learning and the tools to be successful in that learning. 

Founded as a cooperative, WCET continues to embrace many of those co-op values of voluntary and open membership; member input and involvement; the importance of education and information dissemination; cooperation and collaboration; strength through joint problem solving; and concern for our community.

Because WCET believes that we are stronger together, we are committed to developing and facilitating a community of digital learning leaders and practitioners who can support each other through sharing information, resources, and practices. WCET understands that strong future leaders are critical to the evolution of digital learning and, therefore, we are motivated to continually support emerging leaders.

We take pride in being a trusted source for information and analysis for our members and the broader higher education community. As the leader in digital learning policy, our goal is to make difficult concepts understandable for a wide audience.

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