National Distance Education and Technological Advancement (DETA) Research Center Information Session

Tuesday, February 10 | 2:30PM–3:00PM
Session Type: Professional Development
UWM will share their establishment of a national Distance Education and Technological Advancement (DETA) research center to conduct cross-institutional data collection with two- and 4-year institutions of higher education. UWM's partners in this endeavor are the University of Wisconsin System, UW–Extension, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), and ELI. The objective of the DETA research center is to promote student access and success through evidence-based online learning practices and learning technologies. Specifically, the DETA center will identify and evaluate effective course and institutional practices in online learning (including competency-based education) for underrepresented individuals (i.e., economically disadvantaged, adult learners, disabled) through rigorous research.

OUTCOMES: Identify DETA research center goals * Summarize progress toward the first step of the DETA research center in research model development * Understand how you and/or your institution can be involved through subgrant awards


  • Tanya Joosten

    Senior Scientist + Director, Digital Learning R&D + DETA Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Laura Pedrick

    Executive Director, UWM Online, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Diane Reddy

    Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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