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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… 

Mar 18, 2015

An Overview of ELI 2015

By Ashley Grantham with co-authors Emily Ligon and Yan Shen. Dan Dunnagan, Cathi Dunnagan, Amanda Robertson, Chrissie Van Hoever, and Steve Bader also contributed. In February, I had the opportunity to attend the ELI Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California along with fellow DELTA team members Emily Ligon, Steve Bader, Amanda Robertson, Yan Shen, Chrissie Van… 

Jul 3, 2014

Making Education Matter: Transforming Educational Videos to Engage Students

Sarah Egan Warren, assistant director of the English department’s Professional Writing Program, struggled to convince her students that what they learned in her class mattered. These future engineers could easily see how they would benefit from strong math skills or a foundation in engineering principles, but they didn’t always recognize the value of taking an… 

Jun 6, 2014

Redesigning Courses: Flipping Precalculus to Improve Student Success

Several years ago Dr. Brenda Burns-Williams started to notice her students in MA 111: Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry becoming disconnected from the course material—quite literally. They didn’t want to carry around the enormous course textbook because it was heavy and not particularly useful, and it embarrassingly signaled to others that they were taking a “remedial”… 

May 1, 2014

What Have We Learned?: A Recap of “MOOCs and OOCs at NC State” Seminar

With staggeringly large enrollment numbers and millions of dollars invested thus far, the MOOCs (massive open online courses) movement in higher education has become impossible to ignore. The question for many institutions now is not “will we be involved?” but “how should we be involved?” That question led nearly 100 individuals from across NC State’s campus… 

Oct 1, 2013

Learning Analytics in Higher Education: An Annotated Bibliography

Just as big data has become big business in industries from marketing to medicine, so too has it found a place in higher education. Companies use the “data exhaust” we leave in our wake as we traverse the World Wide Web to generate advice and ads, recommend music and movies, and connect us to friends… 

Sep 26, 2013

Campus Partners Bring Diversity to DELTA Workshops & Seminars

This semester, DELTA has once again partnered with NC State faculty and staff members from several departments to provide a diverse selection of free workshops and seminars. These campus partners will share their expertise and experience on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning with technology, including online course development, course accessibility, social media use and small group collaboration. 

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… 

Feb 14, 2011

April 8 Teaching and Learning Symposium

The Office of Faculty Development will be hosting its first campus-wide Teaching and Learning Symposium (TLS) on April 8, 2011. This event will celebrate exemplary teaching at North Carolina State University. Provost Warwick Arden will be presenting university teaching awards and Dr. Maryellen Weimer, Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning, Pennsylvania State University, will deliver… 

Jan 18, 2011

Teaching in Large Classes

From our colleagues in the Office of Faculty Development . . . If you have been involved or plan to be involved in teaching large classes, you may be especially interested in this session led by two veteran faculty: Dr. Lisa Bullard and Dr. Kay Sandberg. They are going to share their experiences working with…