Policies and regulations impact the operation of technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education. WCET helps members understand the governmental laws and regulations that have a direct impact on institutions that offer distance or technology-enhanced learning. WCET follows emerging federal, state, and provincial regulations and seeks to help shape those proposals before they are enacted. Once those regulations are in place, WCET helps to interpret the requirements in understandable language and determine what methods institutions are using to comply. WCET also works with governmental officials to help them understand the impact the regulations have in the field.