Category Archives: DEIT reflections

Salesian Virtues Are Good Teaching

Tweet Just read an article from the UK’s The Guardian titled, “What do students want most? To be treated with respect.” The anonymous author stated that the biggest takeaway from a survey of 1,000 university students was that students wondered: why don’t … Continue reading

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Improving your course’s look and feel

Tweet Part of the design of Blackboard courses should include a consideration of the visual nature of the material. There are several things that can be done to improve the way a course looks. Picture formatting When putting images into … Continue reading

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Results of IHE Survey of Faculty Attitudes Toward Technology

Tweet The trade publication Inside Higher Ed recently published the results of its 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology. Much of the survey focused on faculty attitudes toward online classes. In my view, like “regular” classes, online or hybrid … Continue reading

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DEIT Humility Fail

Tweet Found on DEIT whiteboard. St. Francis would not approve.

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Faculty Satisfaction Survey Results

Tweet Thank you to the 94 DeSales full-time and part-time faculty members that responded in October to the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department’s 2017 Faculty Satisfaction Survey. DEIT conducted a similar survey in 2015, which provides a baseline for … Continue reading

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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. What … 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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