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Promoting Student Access and Success Through Research
July 7, 2015 - 8:30am
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)
Track: Blended Models & Course Design
Interactive Workshop - 210 minutes
Location: Governor's Square 14
Session Duration: 210 Minutes
Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Participate in the development of a research model to support the National DETA Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Come help us develop a research model to facilitate cross institutional research on blended instruction. The future of blended learning should be driven by research-based instructional and institutional interventions as the result of cross institutional research impacting access, learning effectiveness, and student satisfaction.
To give you a little background, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will share their efforts in the establishment of the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancement (DETA) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. They seek to foster student access and success through evidence-based, cross-institutional online learning practices and technologies. Specifically, DETA looks to identify and evaluate effective course and institutional practices in blended and online learning, including competency-based education, for underrepresented populations through rigorous research.
This workshop looks to engage the blended learning community in assisting of the development of DETA's research agenda, including a research model for distance education and research toolkits that can be used by institutions across the country. Through collaborative group discussions, this workshop will look for participants to brainstorm and prioritize ideas around defining student success, identifying key research questions to drive future research, development of shared measures to be gathered by different institutions, creation of instrumentation, and more. The outcomes of this workshop will inform research conducted in 2016. Further, opportunities for community engagement, including funding to conduct cross-institutional research, will be discussed.
For more information on our efforts thus, see http://uwm.edu/deta/summit.
Come be a part of this exciting initiative!