ELI Webinar: Conducting Research on Blended and Online Education

Conducting Research on Blended and Online Education: A Research Toolkit

May 16, 2016


1:00–2:00 p.m. ET (UTC-4)

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Tanya JoostenTanya Joosten
Director, eLearning Research and Development
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


This session consists of practice-based research planning activities to help participants prepare for conducting research at the course or program level. Specifically, we will utilize the distance education research toolkit developed by the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) to guide the development of research plans for blended and online learning. Attendees will walk away with a research agenda and the necessary tools to help them conduct research on their campus as part of the National DETA Research Center initiative. The DETA Center seeks to identify and evaluate effective course and institutional practices in online learning (including competency-based education) for underrepresented learners.


After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop research questions
  2. Clarify variables and measures
  3. Identify data gathering techniques
  4. Consider other actionable milestones necessary to conduct rigorous research
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Technical Requirements

You must have an Internet connection and be able to access Adobe Connect. Please see the technical information page to learn more.

Mobile Devices: Attend using the Adobe Connect mobile app (found on iTunes or Google Play). Note: Some features may be limited. BlackBerry devices are not supported.

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If you have audio or video issues during the event, please see our Adobe Connect Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need further assistance, please contact a meeting host using the virtual room chat pod.