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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  Our current version of Blackboard is outdated and needs to be either updated to a newer version, which is significantly different from what we are currently using, or replaced by a different learning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>

Important Dates for Summer 2017-53 Session
Click here to view the schedule for course start and end dates as well as student evaluation (survey) dates for the Summer 2017-53 session.

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning 2017

Since 2011, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) has surveyed the higher education teaching and learning community to identify its key issues. This year, the top three dominant issues within colleges and universities include those around faculty development, academic transformation and digital and information literacies.
According to college and university thought leaders, these are the 16 biggest teaching and learning issues in 2017: 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
Tips for Making Amazing Smart Phone Videos
Smart Phone shooting video
Whether you are recording live footage in your classroom to add to your teaching portfolio, making an educational demonstration for your students, or just snapping a quick video for fun–these tips should help you get the most out of your smart phone’s video recorder. 
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Helping Students to Find Their Big Why
Big Why Brain
There’s a saying that goes something like “If your why is big enough, you will find your how.” That’s what these mindset modules are about: helping students find their big why, and helping them establish a mindset that will keep them focused on it. Read More>

Opening Lines of Communication...
No More Excuses
To best help students, teachers need to understand to what student attributes his or her success or failure
, so that the teacher can guide a student to perhaps a better understanding of the situation, and appropriate interventions. Read more>

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>

April Faculty Spotlight

Oral Communication Mentor Program: Dr. Wendy Carmen Trott,
English Instructor, George Campus. Read about it>
Using Technology to Improve Student Learning: Rebeca Fahey, Language and Culture 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
Encouraging Students to Prepare for Class (11/16/2016)
Let’s talk about strategies for increasing the number of students who complete assigned readings and homework. Watch it> 

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. Watch it>

Quick Links
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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