Student Impact

Apr 22, 2015

Learning is Fun: Effective Technology-based Assignments that Students Actually Enjoy

As professors plan their courses and assignments, they might begin by wondering about effective technology-based assignments that students enjoy. There are many engaging assignments happening in classes all around campus. This article will explain the general idea behind the assignments, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Jun 27, 2014

Blurring the Lines: Examining the Impact of the DE Tuition Change

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 […]

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 […]

Nov 26, 2013

DELTA Spotlights Successful Use of Educational Games, Social Media and Mobile Learning

With so many social media platforms, so many mobile formats, and so many gaming options out there, where does an innovative online instructor begin? That was the central question addressed this month by a team of DELTA new media developers […]

Oct 24, 2013

DELTA Plays a Hand in ‘Preparing the Professoriate’

DELTA’s Instructional Support Services recently participated alongside representatives from the NC State Libraries and Office of Information Technology in a technology expo fair, presented by The Graduate School and hosted in Hunt Library. With the goal of providing Preparing the […]

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 […]

Jun 4, 2012

Special Forces Go to State

NC State recently enrolled a group of Special Forces students in a program to improve cultural and linguistic proficiency of ROTC students.