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Oct 22, 2010

LMS Maintenance on October 23

We have a maintenance window scheduled for Saturday, October 23. This post contains information about the work scheduled to be performed on our learning management systems during that maintenance window. 

Oct 20, 2010

DELTA Team Updates

Quarterly updates from each DELTA team highlight that group's current projects, activities and accomplishments. 

Oct 16, 2010

Reflections on Educause 2010

A number of colleagues (and myself!) attended the Educause conference (which focuses on Information Technology and Higher Education) in Anaheim, CA, the week of October 12. I enjoy the opportunity to attend this conference when I can because I find that the sessions tend to be around the larger, strategic issues that higher education faces… 

Oct 13, 2010

Office of Faculty Development sponsors “Thank a teacher” program

Am passing this on from my colleagues in the Office of Faculty Development – love this idea! In order to provide NC State students a way to express appreciation to faculty who have impacted their university experience in a positive way, the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) is implementing a “Thank a Teacher” Program. Through this… 

Oct 8, 2010

LCR Assessment Reports

The DELTA Large Course Redesign (LCR) Pilot Grants program has been providing monetary and staff resources for faculty who are redesigning large-enrollment undergraduate courses at NCSU. Four courses were targeted for the first round of DELTA LCR Pilot Grant funding in the 2008-2009 academic year: Precalculus I (MA 107); Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (MA 111);… 

Oct 4, 2010

DELTA on location

In ARE 306: Agriculture Business Law, Dr. Ron Campbell adds drama to his subject matter through a series of mock court featurettes. In the article that follows, Dr. Campbell describes the featurettes, their production, and their benefit to student learning. 

Sep 9, 2010

Office of Faculty Development call for participation in fall reading circles

I am passing along this information from my colleagues in the Office of Faculty Development. Are you interested in exploring how teaching might facilitate more and better learning? Or in investigating what teachers can do in order to maximize learning for their students? If so, join your colleagues in discussing these and related issues in… 

Sep 2, 2010

“Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment”

On September 15 and 16, 2010 you are invited to join members of DELTA and the Office of Faculty Development for the 2010 ELI Online Fall Focus Session, “Blended Learning: The 21st-Century Learning Environment,” co-hosted by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.… 

Aug 27, 2010

LMS Maintenance on August 28

Schedule Moodle: Saturday, August 28, 8:00am – 11:00am Moodle Some fixes for issues reported after the upgrade on 14 August. Fix some display errors with ncsu_* themes where the visited links did not match the rest of the theme. Also add a missing gradebook icon to the NCSU developed themes. Install the Respondus plugin for… 

Aug 23, 2010

Helping Faculty Manage Online Workload Web Conference

“Helping Faculty Manage Online Workload” Web Conference, by Academic Impressions DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 18TH TIME: 1-2:30 PM LOCATION: D.H. HILL LIBRARY, ASSEMBLY ROOM “While teaching an online course can be exciting, the online teaching environment can require faculty to commit significantly more time than they would for a face-to-face class. Unless faculty are provided specific…