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The role of instructional technology at DeSales University

Tweet By Eric Hagan, Ed.D., Director, Distance Education and Instructional Technology DeSales University is a teaching university. It is characterized by small class sizes, the development of personal relationships, and is enlivened by the rich tradition of Salesian Christian humanism. … Continue reading

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Millennials: Our students, colleagues, and customers

How can increased understanding of the Millennial generation improve our teaching practice and success in the workplace? Continue reading

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2016 Online Learning Landscape – Infographic

Tweet DeSales University is a member of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a non-profit dedicated to promoting quality online higher education. The OLC is just out with this infographic summarizing the scope of online higher education and the context in … Continue reading

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DEIT Satisfaction Survey – Results

Tweet Thank you to the 145 DeSales faculty members that responded this past fall to the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department’s Faculty Satisfaction Survey. The following are the key findings and planned actions from the survey’s results.   Key … Continue reading

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Chronicle Vitae Article: Commentary on Online Teaching

Tweet Online learning is a great way to conveniently fit furthering your education into a busy schedule with its more flexible hours and course format. However, distance learning still faces a common misconception that because the course is hosted online, … Continue reading

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edSurge Article: “The 3 Instructional Shifts That Will Redefine the College Professor”

Tweet The role of the modern college professor is changing. In an article titled “The 3 Instructional Shifts That Will Redefine the College Professor”, Ryan Craig from edSurge cites three changes to the method of instruction in a university which … Continue reading

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Faculty Focus Article: More Evidence That Active Learning Trumps Lecturing

Tweet Maryellen Weimer of the blog Faculty Focus, discusses the strengths of active learning over lecturing in her article Move Evidence That Active Learning Trumps Lecturing. Weimer refers to a study conducted of 225 STEM class students whose exam scores … Continue reading

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Creating Instructor Presence: Instructor Module in Blackboard

Tweet Creating instructor presence in your Blackboard course, especially in a hybrid or online course, is a great way to engage students and provide an introduction to you and your background as the instructor of the course. One way to … Continue reading

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Panopto: Is the Flipped Classroom the New Norm?

Tweet The staff at Panopto, a lecture capture application which allows instructors to capture video, audio, screencasts, and/or PowerPoint in a recorded format to share to students, has found that since the dawn of the concept of the “flipped classroom” … Continue reading

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Social Media and Online Teaching: What’s the Connection?

Tweet Social media is form of communication which is just becoming more popular in the field of education, with increased academic Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and even Instagram accounts. Some instructors are now accepting and even incorporating social media into … Continue reading

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