Framework of inquiry

The framework of inquiry guides our inquiry in distance education at micro and macro levels and reflects the complete process of distance education from a systems approach using a inputs, throughputs or process, and outputs framework.  It was developed by examining the research questions and variables provides by the experts in the field that attended the 2015 DETA Summit at ELI.

Complete list of variables from the Summit is available here.



Developing Work:

Research Model Operationalization

Learner Characteristics Student Behaviors Student Outcomes
Instructor Characteristics Instructor Behaviors
Course Characteristics (including Course and Instructional Design) Program and Institutional Service Behaviors Instructor/Course Outcomes
Program and Institutional Characteristics External Behaviors Program and Institutional Outcomes