In the News Archive 2007

11/27/07 Edutopia Online - "Virtual Training, Real Teaching: The Promise of Distance Learning for Educators-to-Be"

11/14/07 www.cinchouse.com - "Earn a Degree Based on Competencies", 3 sections about WGU teaching degrees

11/2/07 USA Today - Distance Learning Today Special Section, Nov. 2007, (Published by United States Distance Learning Association, www.usdla.org) WGU Vice-President of Institutional Research, Dr. Jim Schnitz writes about succeeding online (PDF)

10/25/07 Educause 2007 Panel Overview, Dr. Robert Mendenhall is interviewed by Matt Pasiewicz on the role of information technology in an age of access, affordability and accountability

10/25/07 Chronicle of Higher Education - "A Message at Educause 2007: Technology Is Underutilized in Higher Education", WGU President Dr. Robert Mendenhall was an Educause panel speaker and is quoted in an NPR interview

10/23/07 Educause 2007 Panel Excerpts: "The Role of Information Technology in an Age of Access, Affordability, and Accountability", Summary statements of Dr. Robert Mendenhall on outcomes, competencies, how computers, students and faculty interact and the role of IT in WGU's online learning model (3 min., 52 sec.).

8/26/07 KJZZ TV "Local Matters" program, Dr. Robert Mendenhall and graduate Randy Potts are interviewed about WGU by Host Danny Kramer

8/23/07 KRBC TV Abilene, Texas, "Elite Educator" Feature Story, WGU Graduate Ngozika Ughanze

8/15/07 Park City TV Comcast Digital Cable 102 "Mountain Views" program, Dr. Phil Schmidt, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, is interviewed about WGU in this segment by Host Ari Hoffer

8/07 The Enterprise - "Salt Lake City-Based Western Governors University Gives Working Professionals Educational Options", (PDF)

8/07 Military Advanced Education - "From Military Unit to the Classroom" WGU is profiled in the "Participating Institutions" section

8/3/07 USA Today - Distance Learning Today Special Section, August 2007, (Published by United States Distance Learning Association, www.usdla.org) WGU Director of Assessments Alec Testa writes about secure testing (PDF)

7/07 Educational Pathways July-August 2007 - "Western Governors University: How Competency-Based Distance Education Has Come of Age" (PDF), WGU is featured throughout this issue, in seven different articles

7/19/07 Senator Mike Enzi's Floor Remarks in the U.S. Senate Sen. Enzi was the July WGU Commencement speaker and upon his return to Washington, spoke about WGU extensively on the U.S. Senate Floor

7/15/07 Deseret Morning News - "University Online Degrees Click with Grads"

7/07 Healthcare Traveler - "Going the Distance", (PDF), WGU nursing degrees are featured

6/22/07 insidehighered.com - "The Nursing Education Dilemma", New WGU degree programs are referenced

6/18/07 KCPW's "Midday Metro" with Lara Jones, WGU guests: Pat Partridge, Dr. Phil Schmidt and graduate Raylene Laird (audio approx. 24 minutes)

6/07 eLearners.com - Online Student Profile: WGU Student

4/27/07 USA Today - Distance Learning Today Special Section, April 2007 (Published by United States Distance Learning Association, www.usdla.org) WGU Provost and Academic Vice President Craig Swenson writes about the digital divide

4/07 AACTE Briefs - "AACTE and WGU Partner on Grant" (PDF)

3/07 CompTIA IT Instructor Newsletter - “Best Practices in Education: Western Governors University” (PDF)

3/07 eLearners.com - Online Student Profile: WGU Student

2/15/07 T.H.E. Journal - "Labor Dept. Allocates $3 Million to WGU for Teacher Distance Learning"

2/10/07 Deseret Morning News - "WGU Students to Graduate — and Meet"

1/07 Career Education Review - "WGU: Achieving Greater Competency and Improved Student Outcomes", extensive 10-page article (PDF)

1/5/07 USA Today - Distance Learning Today Special Section, Jan. 2007, (Published by United States Distance Learning Association, www.usdla.org) WGU President Bob Mendenhall writes about the myths of distance learning (PDF)