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Mar 1, 2016

S.M.A.R.T. Ways to Teach Using YouTube

I would like to tell you that every time I teach there are epiphanies all over the room, and that you can hear the angels sing, but that would be lying, so I won’t tell you that. But I will tell you that the closest I’ve ever come to experience such moments is when I… 

Feb 29, 2016

eFIRE: A Hot Topic at NC State and Beyond

Laurie Gharis and Jennifer Evans have a burning desire to teach others about prescribed fires. With assistance from DELTA, various partners throughout the state and the NC State community, this passion has resulted in the creation of eFIRE, electronic Field-based Interactive Rx-fire Experience. An interactive microsite, eFIRE teaches viewers about the phases and formalities required for… 

Dec 15, 2015

Developing Gamification within Moodle

Photo caption: (l-r) Dr. Ed Lindsay, Martin Dougiamas from Moodle, Amanda Roberston and Steve Bader are pictured. In 2012-2013 Michelle Harrolle was awarded a DELTA Exploratory Grant. During the span of the past three years, the grant for gamification was handed over to Dr. Ed Lindsay, a teaching assistant professor in Parks, Recreation and Tourism… 

Sep 3, 2015

DELTA Grants Recipients attend orientation

On Monday, August 31, all new DELTA Grants recipients were invited to an orientation meeting in EB II on Centennial Campus. After a greeting from Senior Vice Provost Tom Miller, the grant recipients paired off for an icebreaker activity. Each pair introduced their partner to the group and shared what his/her grant would be focused… 

Aug 17, 2015

DELTA Announces 19 New DELTA Grant Recipients for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

DELTA is pleased to announce the awarding of more than $303,000 in new DELTA Grants to 19 recipients across eight academic colleges and the continuation of 5 Critical Path Course Redesign Grants from prior years (this includes staff support for each project, providing expertise in instructional design and media creation). With our goals of enhancing… 

Apr 3, 2015

Submit DELTA Grants Proposals by May 15(Archive)

Looking for funding to develop or improve a course with the latest technologies or research-based best practices? The time for faculty and staff to propose ideas for learning without limits is approaching. Proposal submissions for the 2015-2016 DELTA Grants program begin April 7 and end May 15. DELTA Grants is a competitive awards program for NC State faculty… 

Screen capture of Online English 101 Faculty Learning Community

Apr 1, 2015

Rethinking Critical Path Course English 101

What motives drive faculty to reconfigure the way a large course is designed? For Dr. Susan Miller-Cochran, director of the First-Year Writing program, taking the leap to offer English 101 online was brought about by the strong desire to make the classes more inclusive and accessible. English 101 has a firm attendance policy, which can… 

Dr. Roger Woodward works with statistics students on an activity.

Apr 1, 2015

Teaching students statistics more efficiently

Like many faculty who coordinate large courses Dr. Roger Woodard saw many challenges repeat themselves every semester in Statistics 311. Some students had difficulties with the course while others were bored. With a large course primarily taught by graduate instructors, however, it’s hard to personalize the course for each student. Woodard and his colleagues realized…