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Learning Management System Project
In Fall 2016, IIT initiated a project to evaluate a replacement for the College’s current Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard Learn.  Our current version of Blackboard is outdated and needs to be either updated to a newer version, which is significantly different from what we are currently using, or replaced by a different learning management system. Watch the three finalist video demonstrations. Read more>

Swivl: Robotic Video Recording 
The Swivl Robot for video is easily to use in recording yourself or your classroom hands-free. In a nutshell, this device is a dock for your iPhone, Android phone, iPad, Android tablet, Windows tablet or other devices. It includes a sensor of its own on the front of the device, and it swivels and rotates automatically as you move around. Each campus CCIT office has a Swivl for you to learn about or even check out for use. Read more>

Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education
In just one year since the release of the 2016 NETP, we have seen rapid change across the country in fundamental aspects of the educational technology landscape. Read more>

Get Inspired: Innovative teaching & learning
The 4 Step Lesson Plan
Lesson Plans book
Were you thrown a new course a week before it starts? A day before? Or maybe you have been working as a microbiologist in the field for decades and decided it was time for a career change. You know every thing that there is about the subject matter, but you’ve never received any formal training in how to teach.
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Foundations of Lesson Planning
Foundations of Lesson PlansStudents need clear learning goals about what to learn, how deeply to learn it, and exactly how to demonstrate their new learning. They must see, recognize, and understand what the learning target is. Read more>

I Want My Students to Fail
SuccessAs a student I was taught that failure is not an option. I spent my educational career avoiding failure and chasing the “A”. The feedback that I received from teachers was all positive and strongly supported my efforts to avoid failure. This failure avoidance paralyzed me during my senior year of college when I began working on a laboratory research project. Read more>

5 Blackboard Hacks for Smoother Course Design
5 Blackboard hacks for smoother course designThese 5 Blackboard Hacks will have you running a smoother course (for you, and your students) in no time. And if you use another LMS, I’m sure many of these principles can be applied to yours as well – the technical details might just be a little different. Read more>

February Faculty Spotlight

Service Learning: Hedi Baist, Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor: George Campus. Read about it>
Using IF-AT to Make Feedback Immediate and Fun: Lynn Sulpizi, Nursing Instructor, Stanton Campus. Read about it>

Upcoming Events

Instructional Events at Delaware Tech

Event locations on the calendar are:
D=Dover, G=Georgetown, S=Stanton, W=Wilmington, and V=Virtual

Workshop Videos
Learn about proven strategies for preventing many ineffective behaviors seen in college classes. You'll also hear how to handle various disruptive behaviors, ranging from side conversations to more serious concerns. Resources available to deal with classroom management situations are also discussed.

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International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
A nonprofit organization that serves educators interested in better use of technology in education.
A college-wide collaboration of many divisions at Delaware Tech to provide professional development opportunities and resources that are developed "for faculty, by faculty".
To provide instructors at Delaware Technical Community College with a common standard for delivering course materials within Blackboard.

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