The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee was established in 2014 by funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). DETA supports solving problems of research and practice in the field to improve access and success for all students and learners. DETA guides instructional and institutional practices by translating findings into practice, conducts and supports research at the course, program, institutional and cross-institutional levels for 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher ed, scales studies beyond the classroom to better inform effective practices, and disseminates findings across the globe.
Create a national research model
Implement technology systems for data collection, storage, and retrieval
The Center has collected data in year two at the course, program, and institutional level and engage other interested institutions of higher education for collaborative research opportunities through a pilot grant process. Findings are available as a comprehensive Research Toolkit, as well as research briefs, annotations and publications collected on this website.
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