Digital Education Research

DELTA Research and Analysis leads the design, collection, and analysis of actionable data for projects aimed at the transformation of digital teaching and learning. The team manages the evaluation and assessment of DELTA Grant projects (e.g., course redesign and educational technology projects) focusing on technology integration, pedagogy, and teaching best practices to support student success and engagement.

DELTA Grants Assessment 

  • Physics for Engineers and Scientists I (PY205N)
    This report discusses outcomes associated with redesigning laboratory exercises in PY205 by providing students with meaningful lab experiences in alternate settings through the use of kit labs and accompanying web-based feedback and assistance from a TA. [Critical Path Grant]
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (CSC 316)
    The CSC 316 redesign project focused on improving inconsistencies in learning performance, increasing engagement, providing an effective presentation of online materials, and improving connections between this course and key Computer Science prerequisites. [Critical Path Grant]
  • Equine Primary Care (VMC949) Competency-Based Education course redesign
    This hybrid model of a distributed learning course uses both campus- and community-based clinical training for teaching and learning in VMC949. The Veterinary Education Tracker (VET) “app” (a.k.a. Moodle Mobile) was created to improve the dissemination of education goals for Equine Primary Care for both participating students and community practice clinical instructors and in response to the clinical competencies requirement directed by the AVMA. [Critical Path Grant]
  • Introduction to Computing – Java (CSC116)
    This project was designed to improve this important introductory computer science course’s relevance, efficiency, and consistency. Improving on the existing flipped classroom structure, the project used Moodle books, an orientation module, and active learning strategies to create a well-organized and effective course. [Critical Path Grant]
  • Programming Concepts – Java (CSC 216)
    CSC 216 focused on moving the course to a lab-based class centered on active learning. It incorporated new course resources, updated automated grading technologies, and provided additional support through the implementation of interventions targeting the main challenges noted in the traditional course. [Critical Path Grant]
  • Materials of Construction (CE 332)
    CE 332 was redesigned to incorporate a flipped laboratory experience that used lab demonstration videos to prepare students for hands-on laboratory experiments and selected lecture videos to provide foundational support and knowledge. [Critical Path Grant]
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (CE 373)
    CE 373 was redesigned to meet the needs of a diverse student population by reordering and streamlining course content, providing supplemental online learning materials and tools, and creating new opportunities for student engagement and participation via case studies and guided animations. [Critical Path Grant]

Research in Digital Education