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"History of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, Sport and Golf Management"

Feb 20, 2018

DELTA Grant Helps Departmental Faculty Cross-Deliver Content

DELTA and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management faculty worked together on a DELTA Grant to create consistent deliverables to be used across online, face-to-face and blended learning environments. 

graphic for fall workshops

Aug 14, 2017

Registration Open for Block 1 Fall Workshops(Archive)

Are you teaching this fall and want to get started teaching with technology? Or learn more about other instructional tools? DELTA Workshops can help. All workshops are free to faculty, staff and graduate students. 

VMC 949 students practicing their skills

Jun 2, 2017

A Work in Progress: Pioneering Distributive Training in VMC 949

Explore the DELTA Blended Learning Course Grant for VMC 949 in this Work in Progress feature. A team of DELTA staff members are working to innovatively use the Moodle mobile app for competency tracking and create an onboarding training module to connect students, faculty and community-based learning sites. 

Apr 13, 2016

DELTA Staff Put Math Professors at Ease

As Director of Instructional Innovation Services David Howard, Instructional Designer Yan Shen and AVP for Distance and Distributed Education Rebecca Swanson spoke with an audience of math professors Tuesday March 1, they were met with reservations about how to incorporate distance education and learning technologies into mathematics courses. To ease these curious minds, Shen discussed… 

Mar 10, 2016

2016-2017 DELTA Grants Proposal Submissions Accepted March 28-May 6

Are you a faculty member who has a great idea to engage your students with no assistance to get it done? Or are you seeking funding to develop or improve a course with the latest technologies or research-based best practices? The annual DELTA Grants program may just what you are looking for. DELTA Grants is… 

Apr 22, 2015

Face-to-face, Blended, or Online: The Impact of Course Delivery Method on Student Learning

Faculty members often apply for a DELTA grant seeking to improve a course using the latest technologies or research-based best practices and end up discovering that a blended or fully online course would be a great fit. When an instructor considers delivering a course in a new way, he or she often wonders about the impact this… 

May 25, 2014

MOOCs and Online Learning: Recent Reports and Resources

As NC State and universities across the nation work to discover how best to engage with MOOCs (massive open online courses), paying attention to current trends and thinking critically about new developments remain important for moving forward in pedagogically-sound and cost-effective ways. Included below are three recent articles and resources exploring MOOCs, open courseware and blended/hybrid… 

Jan 24, 2014

DELTA Featured in HigherEd TechDecisions

DELTA was featured in a recent article on HigherEd TechDecisions, which highlighted NC State’s unique blended learning environment as a successful example for other institutions. Dr. Tom Miller, vice provost for DELTA, explained the university’s holistic conception of distance learning not as “a separate program or category” but as “a method of delivering education.” This effective… 

Mar 7, 2011

Welcoming Students in an Online Course

The following post was created as a way to introduce online instructors to some general best practices when beginning a course.  Grounded in educational research literature, the practices and descriptions below offer an overview that will help instructors reinvigorate their beginning of semester activities. Just as in the face-to-face classroom, you will want to start… 

Oct 22, 2010

Quality Matters and Course Evaluation

Over the years, DELTA has helped many instructors by reviewing their courses and offering suggestions for improvements. As a next step towards ensuring the quality of online courses, DELTA has been working during the last year to define and establish a course evaluation process for both fully online and blended (face-to-face and online) courses. The…