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Research on Distance Ed and Technological Advancements: An Update on DETA

Published by: WCET | 9/14/2016

What’s Been Up? The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) is wrapping up its second year of a national U.S. Department of Education funded effort to conduct rigorous research to identify key factors influencing student success […]

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Investigating IPEDS Distance Education Data Reporting: Progress Has Been Made

Published by: WCET | 4/18/2016

WCET conducted analysis on the Department of Education’s IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) data since the initial release of distance education data for the Fall, 2012. Most recently, we produced a comprehensive report, WCET Distance Education Enrollment Report 2016, […]

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Stepping-up Now: Researching Social Media

Published by: WCET | 4/6/2016

In an era when undergraduate students emerge digitally engaged, the progressive graduate educator is one who is open to adapt and adjust the delivery of their teaching, assignments, and interactions to incorporate innovative technology. Faculty face both implicit and explicit […]

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New WCET Distance Ed Enrollment Report Shows Continued Growth

Published by: WCET | 2/8/2016

We are pleased to announce the first issue of a new report, the “WCET Distance Education Enrollment Report 2016: Using IPEDS 2014 Fall Enrollment Data.” Based on data accumulated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System’s […]

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A Survey of Practices in Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty

Published by: WCET | 11/5/2015

Are colleges doing all they can to assure that their online adjunct faculty are successful? Institutions employing adjunct faculty for online courses were surveyed about the practices they use in supporting them.  With the frequent use of adjuncts and growing […]

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DETA Advances Distance Ed Research Through Grants and a Toolkit

Published by: WCET | 10/19/2015

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) Research Center invites you to participate in a competitive grant process. They are looking for researchers who want to conduct rigorous studies on effective course and institution practices in online […]

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CCCOnline Finds Success in Six-week Intensive Courses

Published by: WCET | 5/13/2015

As of summer 2014 CCCOnline has been offering 6-week intensive courses.  These have shown great promise in terms of student interest, student success/retention, and instructor satisfaction.  Before I embark on this journey we’ve been on, first a little background on […]

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IPEDS Fall 2013: Distance Education Data Reveals More Than Overall Flat Growth

Published by: WCET | 3/10/2015

The first blog post in this series analyzed the Fall 2013 distance education enrollment data (as released by the U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS survey) sector-by-sector. The post revealed that one-of-four students took at least one distance education course and […]

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Defining a Research Agenda for Distance Education

Published by: WCET | 2/10/2015

Thank you to Tanya Joosten, Laura Pedrick, and Diane Reddy for inviting me to a summit to kick-off the new National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements.  Operated by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, DETA (as they have thankfully […]

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