Petherbridge Named VP for DELTAJanuary 11, 2022
Donna Petherbridge, interim vice provost for Digital Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA), has been named permanent vice provost for DELTA, effective January 1. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden made the appointment.
DELTA Introduces DELTA Express GrantsJuly 5, 2021
DELTA has an exciting new opportunity for NC State University faculty and instructors. Introducing DELTA Express Grants –– three new funding opportunities dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning by applying technology in innovative, collaborative ways.Read more
DELTA Changes Name from Distance to Digital to Better Reflect Overall Services and ImpactJuly 1, 2021
DELTA is changing its name to match the impact the unit has on all modes of education — not specifically just for distance education. On July 1, DELTA stands for Digital Education and Learning Technology Applications, changing Distance to Digital.Read more
Donna Petherbridge Named Interim Vice Provost for DELTAApril 23, 2021
Donna Petherbridge, associate vice provost for academic technology innovation, will serve as interim vice provost for Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA), effective July 1, 2021. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden made the appointment. She will replace Tom Miller, who is stepping back from his leadership of DELTA.Read more
Miller Steps Back from DELTA and McKimmon Roles to Focus on NC State EntrepreneurshipMarch 22, 2021
NC State Senior Vice Provost (SVP) for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship Thomas (Tom) Kenan Miller III is stepping back from his leadership role with DELTA and his oversight of the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education effective July 1, 2021. Miller will continue to report to Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden and focus on leading NC State Entrepreneurship and working closely with the Wolfpack Investor Network in the next phase of his career.Read more
Behind the Scenes of NC State’s First Virtual Commencement CeremonyJanuary 8, 2021
Teams from across NC State’s campus came together in 2020 to produce the university’s first virtual commencement ceremony and celebrate the Class of 2020 through unprecedented circumstances.Read more
Graphic Design Theory AR App Earns Design Incubation AwardDecember 1, 2020
The Graphic Design Theory Augmented Reality (AR) App has earned national recognition from Design Incubation — an organization for educators and practitioners of communication design to discuss design research and practice. The app was honored with the Communication Design Award in the Teaching category.Read more
Panopto Chosen as New Content Capture ToolNovember 5, 2020
Panopto will replace Mediasite as NC State’s enterprise content capture tool in May 2021. The leading video platform for higher education, Panopto provides a number of exciting features to meet the needs of NC State students, faculty and staff.Read more
Bethanne Tobey Earns Quality Matters AwardOctober 27, 2020
Assistant Director of Course Quality Bethanne Tobey earned the Quality Matters Making a Difference for Students: Outstanding Impact by an Individual in Higher Education Award for her significant contributions to students’ success and experience.Read more
DELTA Annual Report Released: Changing Education for 20 YearsOctober 6, 2020
The 2019-2020 DELTA Annual Report tells the story of how we impacted student success by assisting faculty pivot to emergency remote instruction and ensuring our learning technologies had the infrastructure to support increased usage.Read more
David Howard Receives University Award for ExcellenceOctober 2, 2020
Director of Instructional Innovation Services David Howard has been honored with an NC State University Award for Excellence, the most prestigious award bestowed upon non-faculty employees.Read more
Flexible Access Funding Evolves to Support Student Success through Online LearningSeptember 22, 2020
DELTA is continuing to support academic units by creating business systems and funding models that better allow them to enhance student success through online learning. Most recently, we have made changes to the Flexible Access funding model to allow for the creation of online classes that fully meet student demand.Read more
New Touchless Orientations for DELTA ClassroomsAugust 24, 2020
DELTA’s new classroom orientation video series provides a touchless overview of the media-rich DELTA classrooms and equips users with the knowledge and tools needed to make the most of the classrooms’ recording technology.Read more
Wicked Problems, Wolfpack SolutionsJuly 22, 2020
An innovative online course — “Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions” — gave incoming first-year students an extraordinary opportunity to learn and connect during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
DELTA Teaching Resources: A New Website for FacultyJuly 21, 2020
The new DELTA Teaching Resources website provides NC State faculty and instructors with a collection of resources to teach effectively with technology both in the classroom and online.Read more
From DELTA Grants to the National Science Foundation: STEM BUILD Continues to GrowJuly 13, 2020
STEM BUILD provides digital plans and learning activities for 3D printed tactile teaching tools in the sciences. The project, previously supported by a DELTA Grant, received funding from the National Science Foundation for further development.Read more
Bringing Interaction to Instructional Videos with PlayPositMay 29, 2020
PlayPosit is an interactive video editing tool helping educators make the most out of instructional videos with embedded questions, learning objectives and more. Effective Aug. 1, 2020, all NC State faculty members gained complete and free access to use PlayPosit in their courses.Read more
Two DELTA Staff Members Receive 2020 Provost’s Unit Award for ExcellenceApril 30, 2020
The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost honored DELTA staff members David Howard and Charlene Pettiway each with an Award for Excellence for their extraordinary commitment and contributions to DELTA and the larger NC State community.Read more
NC State Organic Chemistry Virtual Reality Labs Shared GloballyApril 29, 2020
Maria Gallardo-Williams shared her organic chemistry virtual reality labs to help other instructors continue teaching during the COVID-19 outbreak.Read more
A Resilient Pack: Supporting Faculty Behind the Scenes during COVID-19April 16, 2020
DELTA means change. And in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, the statement held true. Our organization changed and adapted to do everything we could to support faculty in the transition to remote teaching and learning.Read more
Women in Technology: Supporting Diversity and Inclusivity at NC StateDecember 18, 2019
The Women in Technology interest group brings together staff, faculty and students to create a supportive environment where making the technology field more diverse, inclusive and supportive of women is a priority.Read more
Augmented Reality Brings New Life to Graphic Design Theory TextbookNovember 4, 2019
Created through a DELTA Grant with College of Design Associate Professor Deb Littlejohn, the augmented reality app for GD 303 enhances the standard theory textbook with interactive activities such as quizzes and guided tours. View article.Read more
Central Control Room Overhauls TechnologyNovember 1, 2019
DELTA’s Central Control Room (CCR) is where all the magic of recording distance education classes happens. In summer 2019, the CCR went through a complete overhaul of the classroom source monitoring system, essentially rebuilding the system from scratch using IP technology.Read more
DELTA Expands Online Course Quality EffortsOctober 2, 2019
With the new Course Quality Program at NC State, faculty members have multiple pathways to choose from to improve their online courses with the guidance and support from instructional designers and technologists at DELTA. Learn how you can get involved and help raise the bar for quality online education at NC State.Read more
DELTA, Libraries and NC State Stores Partner with OpenStax to Increase Use of Free, Peer-Reviewed TextbooksAugust 29, 2019
NC State University has been chosen to participate in the 2019-2020 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program to encourage the use of free, peer-reviewed textbooks on campus. The Libraries, DELTA and the NC State Stores will be partnering in this program.Read more
Augmented Reality App Created for Feed MillingAugust 1, 2019
Through a DELTA Grant in collaboration with faculty members Marissa Herchler and Adam Fahrenhoz, a team at DELTA uses interactive augmented reality (AR) to enhance the way traditional and distance education students learn about feed milling equipment and processes.Read more
NC State Online Launches Career-Focused Marketing Strategy to Boost Students’ Return on Educational InvestmentJuly 22, 2019
DELTA’s Marketing and Partnership Development team is strategically focusing on careers in FY 2018-2019. They’ve researched and developed new tools to engage with prospective students about the ways NC State Online can impact their professional goals and lead them to success.Read more
Four DELTA Staff Members Receive 2019 Provost’s Unit Award for ExcellenceMarch 29, 2019
The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost honored DELTA staff members Jonathan Champ, Lou Harrison, Alexis Simison and Bethanne Tobey each with an Award for Excellence for their extraordinary commitment and contribution to DELTA and the larger NC State community.Read more
First DELTA Grants Showcase Held at Hunt LibraryMarch 25, 2019
DELTA hosted its first DELTA Grants Showcase on March 25, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. in the Teaching and Visualization Lab in Hunt Library. The event highlighted a variety of completed DELTA Grants projects through an interactive digital poster session.Read more
Zoom: New Enterprise Video Communications Tool Goes Above and BeyondMarch 4, 2019
First in Quality Matters at NC StateDecember 3, 2018
With DELTA’s help, seven faculty members have recently become the first at NC State to have online courses certified by the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) organization — making them leaders in online quality assurance.Read more
Appointment-Only Testing Begins at DELTA Spring 2019November 30, 2018
The Spring 2019 semester ushered in appointment-only testing at DELTA. Students now need to schedule appointments at least 24 hours in advance at go.ncsu.edu/takemytest.Read more
DELTA Hosts Immersive PlaygroundNovember 9, 2018
DELTA hosts an Immersive Playground in partnership with the NCSU Libraries where attendees receive hands-on experience and further understanding of current and future immersive technologies such as Magic Leap, Hololens, Oculus Go and Lenovo Mirage Solo.
Cultural Competency Module Receives Campus Technology Impact AwardAugust 17, 2018
The First Impressions virtual reality (VR) module received a 2018 Campus Technology Impact Award in the Teaching and Learning category. The First Impressions interactive VR experience allows students to dive into the minds of a global project team to learn about culture on both a cognitive and emotional level.Read more
DELTA Receives Gold Well Wolfpack CertificationAugust 15, 2018
Since its creation in 2000, DELTA has focused on the wellbeing of its staff members with activities. DELTA was recognized as a gold Well Wolfpack Certified Organization for its efforts in creating an active workplace and culture of wellness.Read more
Webster Receives NC State University Award for ExcellenceJune 15, 2018
Jeff Webster was honored as a nominee for the university-level award at a ceremony held June 11, 2018, in Hunt Library. Webster was one of 12 from the 46 nominees who won an Award for Excellence, the most prestigious honor bestowed upon non-faculty employees.Read more
Swanson Reflects on 22 Years at NC StateApril 1, 2018
Looking back on her 22-year career at NC State, Rebecca Swanson is especially proud of how Online and Distance Education at NC State has transformed into part of the core mission of the university, transitioning from an extension activity to providing an education equivalent to campus-based instruction.Read more
New DELTA Grant to Quickly Produce Online CoursesMarch 26, 2018
The Rapid Design Course Grant aims to empower faculty through a series of three targeted, one-to-one personal consultations that help guide the faculty through the application of DELTA-developed templates and step-by-step guides to ensure faculty have the tools and skills necessary to design or redesign their courses.Read more
Brunson, Webster Receive 2018 Provost’s Unit Award for ExcellenceMarch 21, 2018
DELTA staff members Emanuel Brunson and Jeff Webster each received an Award for Excellence from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for their outstanding service to DELTA and the NC State community. The two were honored at a reception ceremony held March 21, 2018, in Talley Student Union.Read more
Q&A with AVP Tim PettyMarch 5, 2018
DELTA welcomed Associate Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education Tim Petty to our team in November 2017. Entering his 28th year at NC State, Petty joins DELTA from the Department of Biological Sciences, housed in the College of Sciences, where he has served since 2013.Read more
SVP Tom Miller Delivers Presentation about AOE for Five-Year ReviewNovember 29, 2017
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship (AOE) Tom Miller made a presentation as part of his five-year review at the McKimmon Center Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.Read more
Top Hat Implemented at NC StateAugust 2, 2017
NC State acquired an enterprise-level license for Top Hat in May 2017, meaning faculty can use it at no cost to them or their students. After a successful pilot phase, students and faculty alike were excited about the unique features of Top Hat such as the variety of interactive question types and the ability to easily use it on any device.Read more
Physics App Selected as a 2017 Campus Technology Impact AwardAugust 1, 2017
Campus Technology magazine recognizes NC State’s MyTech App as a 2017 Campus Technology Impact Award recipient in the Teaching & Learning category. Teaching Assistant Professor of Physics Colleen Countryman and a team of DELTA Staff members created the app to help students become familiar with the equipment in their physics labs.Read more
Creative Director Mike Cuales Receives NC State University Awards for ExcellenceJuly 13, 2017
Creative Director of DELTA’s New Media Development Mike Cuales was honored with the NC State University Awards for Excellence at the recognition ceremony at Talley Student Union.The award is the most prestigious honor bestowed upon non-faculty employees.Read more
DELTA’s Academic Technology ReorganizationJune 29, 2017
Academic Technology Innovation (ATI) is a new unit formed July 1 by merging the Media Production Services (MPS) team and the Instructional Technology Support and Development (ITSD) unit. This organizational transition for DELTA will better position us to serve NC State’s current and future needs in distance education and learning technologies.Read more
WolfWare Website Usability Study ReleasedMay 5, 2017
DELTA conducted a usability study of the WolfWare website to help assess how usable the website is for our faculty. Based on the results of the study, DELTA was able to reflect on positive opinions and also discover areas that needed to be enhanced for functionality. The full report is also available.Read more
Provost Warwick Arden Visits DELTAMay 3, 2017
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden visited DELTA to give staff members an opportunity to discuss relevant projects and provide an overview of DELTA’s many services.Read more
Project Management System Assists DELTA Marketing and Communications TeamApril 19, 2017
Over the past eight months, DELTA’s marketing and communications team incorporated the use of Kanban into their work in order to efficiently and effectively track ideas and project progression. Using this project management tool, employees can maximize their time on the job and increase work efficiency.Read more
DELTA administration relocates to the Center for Technology and InnovationJanuary 3, 2017
DELTA relocates offices at Venture II on Centennial Campus and D.H. Hill Library on Main Campus into the new Center for Technology and Innovation on Centennial Campus. Merging many staff members into one large space with room for growth will continue to optimize DELTA’s capabilities and ultimately enhance student success.Read more
NC State Online Rated “Best Online College” in North CarolinaNovember 29, 2016
NC State Online and Distance Education was recently ranked as the top online college in North Carolina by The Best Schools, a leading resource for campus and online education.Read more
DELTA Testing Services Receives NCTA CertificationApril 8, 2016
The National College Testing Association (NCTA) awarded DELTA Testing Services with NCTA Test Center Certification. DELTA Testing Services demonstrated compliance with the NCTA’s professional standards and guidelines.Read more
DELTA Colleagues Receive Mentions in NMCFebruary 29, 2016
Five DELTA colleagues were mentioned in the NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition. Receiving recognition from NMC is an honor and serves as an indication that NC State and DELTA are using innovation to lead educational trends and practices.Read more
Developing Gamification Within MoodleDecember 15, 2015
Michelle Harrolle was awarded a DELTA Exploratory Grant in 2012-2013. 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 Management (PRTM).Read more
360º Video, Virtual Reality Presentation Highlights Edu ApplicationsDecember 1, 2015
The intrigue and popularity of VR continues to gain momentum in mainstream media, but innovative institutions like NC State University are also actively engaged in exploring applications for virtual reality in education, training and experiential learning. Read more about how DELTA is pioneering this technology.Read more
DELTA Celebrates 15 YearsAugust 13, 2015
DELTA, NC State’s division for Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications, marked its 15th anniversary Aug. 12 with a celebration in the Hunt Library.Read more
Mediasite Hits More Than 1.2 million On-Demand ViewsJuly 1, 2015
NC State’s Mediasite hits milesone. There were 1,240,067 on-demand views of Mediasite for 27,116 presentations.Read more
Dr. Tom Miller Receives William L. Turner AwardApril 17, 2015
At the 2015 ceremony in April, Dr. Tom Miller received the William L. Turner Award award for his commitment to NC State. Miller has been extremely prominent at DELTA with his leadership experience and financial responsibility along with many other outlets and offices on campus, he has many other great achievements.Read more
First Course Designed Using Gamification ModuleAugust 15, 2014
By adding gamification elements to our learning management system (Moodle), PRT 266: Introduction to Sport Management students were awarded badges that students achieve as they work through team role-play challenges with the career cards and avacards.Read more
WolfWare Outreach Service Launched for Non-credit Online LearningAugust 1, 2014
In August 2014, DELTA expanded services to include the new WolfWare Outreach LMS (Moodle) service for non-credit online courses and programs.Read more
Service that Scales: Recording Distance Education Courses–From a DistanceJuly 11, 2014
When faced with a 20 percent increase in demand for their Distance Education (DE) classroom recording services, Tony Pearson and his team in DELTA’s Video Communications Services (VCS) refused to choose between strong customer service and scalability.Read more
My Mediasite Made AvailableMay 19, 2014
After a successful pilot during Spring 2014, My Mediasite became available to all NC State faculty and staff. My Mediasite adds two exciting new features to our suite of media production and online instruction applications: desktop recording and personal media management.Read more
WolfWare Brand RedesignMarch 5, 2014
DELTA is working to pull all the available academic tools and technologies at NC State into WolfWare. The goal throughout these efforts is a more convenient, holistic point of access for instructors and students.
WolfWare Suite Adds MediasiteJanuary 10, 2014
Mediasite was added to the WolfWare suite of enterprise services offered.
DELTA Website Redesign Features ServicesSeptember 1, 2013
DELTA launched a newly redesigned website, focused on helping people find services more easily and learn more about DELTA’s work with university departments, faculty and courses through the DELTA Portfolio section.Read more
DELTA Creates the First Fully Online Adaptation of a Physical Studio Design ClassAugust 15, 2013
The College of Design’s Dana Raymond teaches the first fully online adaptation of a physical studio design class, ADN 386: Basic Sculpture, in the Fall 2013 semester. DELTA produced videos of the processes Raymond was teaching.Read more
WaitTime LaunchedAugust 9, 2013
The DELTA Testing Center needed a solution to help balance periods of heavy and light traffic and to improve the testing experience for students. So DELTA staff developed the WaitTime Web application, available for students to plan visits to the DELTA Testing Center.Read more
Course Inspires Web-based Game for NC State CommunityAugust 1, 2013
In ANS 110: Equine Science, Dr. Shannon Pratt Phillips sought a way to introduce her students who had never seen a real horse to gain specific knowledge. The idea for a web-based educational game was implemented by a team of DELTA full- and part-time designers and programmers.Read more
DELTA Has OOC ExperimentMay 15, 2013
DELTA staff teamed up with Dr. Paul Franzon, professor of electrical and computer engineering, to create NC State’s first large enrollment, open online course (OOC)–ECE 520: Digital ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) Design.
DELTA Grants Program Merges Existing Grants AwardsFebruary 5, 2013
The IDEA Grants and Large Course Redesign Grants were joined into one system and called DELTA Grants in 2013.Read more
Mediasite Presentations Playback Made Available on Mobile DevicesJanuary 10, 2013
In keeping with demands and the increase in usage of handheld technology, DELTA made Mediasite presentations playback available on mobile devices. You can playback a Mediasite presentation on an iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
DELTA Holds Third Open HouseDecember 4, 2012
Just over 75 guests attended the 2012 DELTA Open House on December 4, 2012, to learn about the services DELTA provides that allow faculty to build student success at NC State University.Read more
Blackboard Collaborate Becomes Synchronous LMSOctober 19, 2012
Blackboard Collaborate becomes NC State’s enterprise synchronous learning management system (LMS), replacing Elluminate Live!
Funding Model Changes for Distance EducationAugust 15, 2012
When full-time, on-campus students registered for fall 2012 Distance Education (DE) courses, for the first time in more than a decade they didn’t wince at the additional cost. For them, the price tag for taking their class in a lecture hall or taking it online was exactly the same.Read more
Summer Institute Renamed Summer ShortsMay 14, 2012
The long-running teaching with technology classes held each summer for faculty called Summer Institute was changed in format and in name to Summer Shorts in 2012.
Mediasite Open to All NC State InstructorsJanuary 10, 2012
In Spring 2012, DELTA opened classroom content capture enterprise service using Mediasite to all NC State instructors teaching in a Mediasite-equipped classroom.
Central Control Room in Ricks Hall Annex Goes into ProductionJanuary 9, 2012
The Ricks Hall Annex construction was completed in 2009, which included a Central Control Room (CCR) to remotely monitor and control all DELTA classrooms on campus.Read more
DELTA Holds Second Open HouseDecember 6, 2011
More than 100 guests attended the second DELTA Open House on December 6, 2011, to learn about the many ways DELTA is helping faculty contribute to student success at NC State.Read more
DELTA doubles Proctoring Potential with Cox Hall Testing FacilityOctober 1, 2011
To keep up with a rising demand growth for exam proctoring, DELTA opened a new test proctoring facility near D.H. Hill library this year. The number of exams proctored by DE Testing Services is expected to rise from last year’s 23,000 to about 30,000 by the end of this year, a 30% jump.Read more
Dr. Tom Miller Becomes Senior Vice ProvostSeptember 1, 2011
Dr. Tom Miller becomes Senior Vice Provost for DELTA, Continuing Education, Engagement and Outreach, and the Entrepreneurship Initiative (EI). As a result, some restructuring of DELTA was necessary to allow for Dr. Miller’s new dual roles.Read more
DELTA’s First Fully Digital Classroom Created in Poe HallAugust 15, 2011
In 2012 Poe 202 became our first fully Digital classroom incorporating the Crestron Digital Media solution, delivering an end to end digital solution in the classroom. Poe Hall was also the first fully collaborative classrooms on campus to offer interactive SMART boards on every wall and the tools to connect to remote SMART boards and portable/mobile devices anywhere.Read more
NC State Reaches Largest Deployment of MediasiteAugust 9, 2011
In 2011, NC State had the largest Mediasite deployment in the United States.
DELTA Student Interns Made a Splash with Downtown BannersAugust 4, 2011
Three DELTA student interns and College of Design students, Jordan Deva, Joe Lawson and Justin Phillips, made a huge public splash on the skyline of Raleigh with their gigantic set of banners that now adorn the L-Building in Raleigh.Read more
Innovative, Scalable Tools Developed for Online CourseJanuary 15, 2011
Distance education has come a long way since Dr. Jon Paul Rust, the head of the Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) department, started teaching Introduction to Fiber Sciences (TMS 211) via post more than 20 years ago.Read more
DE Enrollment Continues to RiseDecember 15, 2010
By the fall of 2010, more than three-fourths of distance education students resided on campus. Out of 7,762 DE students, there was an overlap of 5,062 on-campus students.
Tony Pearson Wins MCNC Community Choice AwardNovember 22, 2010
DELTA’s Tony Pearson was selected as the Community Choice Award Recipient at NCREN Community Day.Read more
Wolfmatch Game Created to Increase Brand AwarenessAugust 15, 2010
The NC State WolfMatch iPhone Game was a mobile development research and student recruitment initiative to generate brand awareness.Read more
reVAMP Launched to Assist Faculty Migration to MoodleMay 17, 2010
In Summer 2010, reVAMP was launched to begin assisting faculty in the migration from Vista to Moodle. Vista was turned off in June 2011.
DELTA Ceases to Use DVDs for Distance EducationApril 29, 2010
Technology changed from 2003 when students received videotapes for distance education classes. Then, videotapes were replaced with DVDs in 2005. Fast forward to 2010 and distance education now means online education as most classes migrated to the internet.Read more
DELTA Develops First Course Heavily Using Social Media to Help Create Community in the ClassroomJanuary 15, 2010
DELTA staff worked with Cris Crissman to create a Distance Education (DE) version of ECI 521: Teaching Literature for Young Adults. This is a graduate-level course directed to middle-school teachers and MAT graduate students.Read more
DELTA Video Communication Services RelocatesJanuary 10, 2010
DELTA’s Video Communication Services unit relocated and consolidated its base of operations into the top floor of the newly renovated Ricks Hall Annex.
Moodle Moves into ProductionDecember 15, 2009
In December 2009, Moodle officially moved from a pilot to full production for use beginning with Spring 2010 classes.
DELTA Holds Open HouseDecember 2, 2009
DELTA held an Open House in Venture II December 2, 2009.Read more
A New version of WolfWare Launched as a WebsiteOctober 15, 2009
DELTA launched a new version of WolfWare in late 2009, both as a website — providing access to and management of courses and course technologies — and a concept encompassing the entire suite of academic tools available at NC State.
First Online Studio-Based Design Course DevelopedAugust 15, 2009
In Digital Imaging, DELTA Multimedia Designer and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art + Design Amanda Robertson, DELTA Instructional Designer Cathi Phillips, and Associate Professor of Art + Design Pat FitzGerald have been exploring ways to teach a critique-based design course in an online environment.Read more
Park Shops Reopens, Expands DELTA Learning SpacesAugust 1, 2009
Following a three-year comprehensive renovation, Park Shops reopened. The renovated facility provided DELTA its largest classroom space at the time of 88 seats in addition to a production studio.
DE Reaches 10,000 Enrollment BenchmarkAugust 1, 2009
Distance Education reaches benchmark in FY 2008-09 of individual students 11,059 totaling 21,162 enrollments.
DELTA’s Tony Pearson Selected as University Award for ExcellenceJanuary 7, 2009
Tony Pearson was one of five recipients from a pool of 57 nominees to garner a university Award for Excellence.Read more
Dr. Tom Miller Honored with National Distance Education AwardNovember 14, 2008
Dr. Tom Miller, North Carolina State University Vice Provost for Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA), was honored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) with its award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the field of Distance Learning.Read more
DELTA Administration Moves into Venture IIOctober 13, 2008
Much of DELTA consolidated into the Venture II building from spaces held in both Venture III and Venture IV.
Large Course Redesign Program BeganAugust 15, 2008
The DELTA Course Redesign (CR) Grants provide financial and staff resources to help faculty leverage instructional technology to enhance teaching and learning and increase student access to large, undergraduate courses.Read more
First Mini-Studio CreatedMay 1, 2008
The first mini studio was developed in Distributed and Distance Education utilizing Mediasite. Faculty would be able to record events outside of regularly scheduled class time, such as review sessions, presentations, guest lectures or other special events.Read more
Summer Institute Program Wins NC State’s Gertrude Cox AwardApril 15, 2008
DELTA’s Summer Institute received the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Mediasite Selected as Classroom Capture PlatformMarch 8, 2008
DELTA began transitioning away from traditional video recording and began using Mediasite as the classroom capture platform. DELTA began using Mediasite to record lectures in the DE classrooms supported by DELTA’s Video Communication Services team. (NOTE: Mediasite was replaced by Panopto in May 2021)
Withers Hall Reopens with 30-Seat DE ClassroomAugust 1, 2007
Following a three-year renovation, Withers hall reopened and provided DELTA a 30-seat classroom in Withers 125.
DELTA Testing Services was CreatedJuly 1, 2007
DELTA Testing Services was created as a centralized service within DE Administrative Services, located in Venture II on Centennial Campus.
New DELTA Brand LaunchesFebruary 9, 2007
DELTA contracted with Flywheel Design in Durham to create a new brand identity.
DE Enrollment ClimbsAugust 15, 2006
By the end of 2006, more than 4,000 students were taking advantage of distance education classes, with 1,800 of these students enrolled on campus.
DELTA Organizes into Five UnitsJuly 1, 2006
In 2006, DELTA internally organized into five units under Vice Provost Tom Miller: Distance Education Instructional Services Information Technology Marketing and Partnership Development Business Office Administrative responsibilities for DE student services transitioned from Credit Programs and Summer Sessions to DELTA.
Moodle Pilot Program Made Available for Fall 2006July 1, 2006
A pilot version of Moodle was made available for fall 2006 courses.
DE Classrooms Moved, AddedAugust 1, 2005
In preparation for Park Shops renovations, Daniels 331 and 327 were upgraded to fully support distance education classrooms. In the fall semester of 2005, Park Shops classrooms 107 and 108 go offline. Engineering Building II (EBII) Room 1230 was converted to a DE classroom.
WebCT Vista Moved to ProductionJuly 1, 2005
WebCT moved to production as an enterprise-level learning management system.
DELTA Transitions from VHS to DVDJanuary 10, 2005
DELTA began its transition from VHS to DVD in early 2005. All machinery and processes were converted to DVD. Full DVD production was in the works by Fall 2005 and all tape sets gone by Spring 2006.
Withers Hall Closes, Technology Moved to EBIIAugust 1, 2004
Withers Hall underwent renovations and Withers 332 goes offline. The technology was designated for reuse in Engineering Building II 1230.
DELTA Partners with N.C. Military BasesJuly 1, 2004
Educating those that serve in the military is an important commitment of NC State as a Land Grant institution through Distance Education (DE) program offerings.Read more
First Purchased Learning Management System ImplementedJuly 1, 2004
WebCT was the first purchased Learning Management System (LMS) implemented by DELTA as an enterprise service for the university community. Also in 2004, DELTA partnered with MCNC in Research Triangle Park to house DELTA servers.
IDEA Grants EstablishedJuly 24, 2003
Innovation in Distributed Education Applications (IDEA) grants are a competitive awards program, now called DELTA Grants.Read more
Learning Technology Services Relocates to D.H. Hill LibraryJuly 1, 2003
LTS moves back into their present space in D.H. Hill Library after renovations to create the new Learning and Research Center for the Digital Age.Read more
Mann Hall DE Classroom Ribbon CuttingApril 1, 2003
Mann Hall DE classroom ribbon cutting in 2003. Tony Pearson, Sharon Pitt and Dr. Tom Miller, all of DELTA, pictured with Dr. Krute (EOL) with civil engineering faculty members.
DELTA Moves to Venture IIIMay 1, 2002
DELTA administration moves to Venture III on Centennial Campus.
First DELTA All-Hands MeetingOctober 15, 2001
The first meeting of the newly formed DELTA met each other at an all-hands meeting in October 2001.Read more
Summer Institute Becomes Part of DELTAJuly 24, 2001
Summer Institute was started by Learning Technology Services before it became a part of DELTA.Read more
Distance Education Enrollment when DELTA BeganJanuary 12, 2001
When DELTA was created, the Distance Education program enrolled 1,429 students, with nearly 300 comprising on-campus students.
DELTA’s VCS Began Offering Video Streaming ServicesAugust 10, 2000
DELTA’s Video Communication Services (VCS) began offering video streaming services to meet some of the distance education needs of NC State University.Read more
Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications is OrganizedJuly 1, 2000
DELTA formed beginning July 1 under the direction of Dr. Tom Miller while a national search was underway.Read more
Evolution of WolfWareMarch 5, 1999
A web-based system to support any course taught at NC State, WolfWare was developed before DELTA.Read more