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2022 Digital Learning Policy Preview, Part 2: Federal and State Rules

The self-proclaimed “policy nerds” at WCET and WCET|SAN began looking forward to 2022, and we started to marvel at all the policy issues for digital learning in higher education that will be in play this year. Some significant changes for online and distance learning with significant implications for student consumer protection are on the horizon. With that insight, we wish to give you a preview of “coming attractions” of actions that will (or may?) occur in the coming months.

The first post in this series focused on the main issues with the current U.S. Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking process that started last week. This second post highlights other issues (outside of rulemaking) at both the state and federal level that will be considered or pursued in 2022. While there are many other issues, we limited ourselves to the issues that will have an impact on the digital learning community and the protection of our students as consumers.

This set of coming attractions are wide-ranging. So, find your Junior Mints and enjoy this second feature in our twin bill of Frontiers posts on what we need to watch in 2022. [...]

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