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The case for

What was something you knew you had to keep when transitioning from in person to online teaching?

Perhaps it was your weekly quizzes, cheesy jokes, open office hours or the community you were able to foster among your students...

Let's do the transition the other way around. What can we keep from our experiments in online learning?

Auto-graded quizzes and exams? Better accessibility in our classrooms? Private 24/7 grade book? Virtual submission folders that can be graded by you or a TA from anywhere in the world? The possibilities are endless!

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Professor Champion

Denton D. Anthony, PhD

Denton Anthony is currently a tenured associate professor of marketing at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish Nova Scotia. Denton holds a PhD (Marketing) from the University of Liverpool in England, an MBA from Lake Superior State University in Michigan, and an honours undergraduate degree in Law and Justice from Laurentian University in Sudbury Ontario.

Denton has a passion for teaching and learning. Scholarship with regards to teaching and learning is important to Denton and his research has investigated pedagogy and technology within the university classroom. Research in this area has included both qualitative and quantitative designs, with an application on the use of technology to influence student participation rates. A book chapter (Rodopi Publishers) on this subject was published in 2005. To add, Denton has completed several conference publications and presentations in this area. Equally important to his scholarship in this area, Denton has engaged in the dissemination of instructional and learning material (a co-authored Marketing textbook for Nelson Education and an Instructors Manual and PowerPoint slides for Pearson Education) in efforts to enhance student and instructor engagement.

In term of teaching, Denton delivers several marketing courses at St. Francis Xavier University. Foundations of Marketing (2nd year); Professional Sales: Building Relationships (3rd year); Integrated Marketing Communications (4th year); and Customer Relationship Management and Loyalty Marketing (4th year) are his primary teaching responsibilities.

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Student Champion

Ben Boudreau

Ben Boudreau is a highly motivated 4th year student at St. Francis Xavier University who has developed an extensive network of student and community connections through his involvement in the Human Kinetics/Sport Management Program and the Schwartz Business department. Actively involved in student engagement and recreation in his community. He has an outstanding academic record and strong ties to the Antigonish Multisport Program, the local Antigonish Farmers’ Market, and is the founder and creator of “X-Ring boxes”,  a keepsake to hold and protect the coveted StFX grad ring. In addition, Ben serves on the Board of Directors of the Antigonish Celtics Soccer Club, is an executive member of StFX O-Crew, a volunteer at Fit4Life, and is a recreational hockey coach. Ben values making connections, he takes time to listen to others and looks forward to engaging with professors and students as the StFX OLTC Student Champion.

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IT Champion

Matea Drljepan

Matea Drljepan is the academic technologist at StFX. She is part of the Teaching and Learning Centre, and Digital Humanities Centre at X. Prior to her current position, she completed an NSERC-funded PhD in geology at the University of Western Ontario.  

The Champions

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