Delwin Wright

Delwin Wright
Delwin Wright
Delwin Wright Delwin Wright
Media Specilaist
office. SWEN 2070
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Most recent degrees:

Current - Master of Education (M.Ed.) – Instruction - University of Wisconsin – Superior

1988 - Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Technical Illustration - Graphic Design - Bemidji State University

Academic background:

I earned a Bachelor's degree in Technical Illustration and Graphic Design from Bemidji State University with emphasis in computer imaging and technical illustration. Mr. Wright is currently working the completion of a Master’s of Science in Education - Instruction degree with a fall of 2018 completion date. Mr. Wright has over 16 years of combined experience working in higher education including 6 years’ experience as an instructor or professional development trainer. His teaching experiences centers around information services technology, digital media production, and software application skill development including teaching courses on web page design, graphic design, social media marketing, webcasting, video and audio production. Mr. Wright's work in the UW-Superior CETL offices focuses on teaching with technology, Andragogy, and facilitating effective use of technology in instruction.

Non-academic background:

For fun I enjoy fishing, canoeing, camping, travel and motorcycle riding. Although mostly through work, I have traveled extensively throughout the United States and made several trips to China with stopovers in Japan and Hong Kong. My most recent travel adventure included a visit to England and two complete circle tours on motorcycle around Lake Superior. I have been an active member of American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of Minnesota and now I am also an A.B.A.T.E. of Wisconsin member. Previous to moving to Wisconsin I served as Vice-president of the Northwest Chapter - A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota. Some of my other interests include; drawing, watercolor painting, fine art, photography and writing. While working at Mattracks I wrote a few stories related to ATV recreation, I have several published magazine articles, three were published in ATV Illustrated Magazine; the articles also featured some of my photography work.

Areas of knowledge:

With many years’ experience in media production for marketing, advertising, informational and educational endeavors, much of my experience in teaching and professional training has been connected to using computer technology and software applications for productivity. I have a strength in developing and delivering technology driven training for computer users. My teaching methods include hands-on instructor-led teaching and supplemented by online training on professional software applications.

Recent accomplishments:

Currently I am nearing the completion of a Master’s degree in education, I have two courses to complete in education research and thesis writing. Some of my previous research centered on methods of software application teaching that enhance student learning in an undergraduate setting. My research examines teaching methods for hands-on classroom style instructor-led teaching for professional software applications in a classroom setting. Additionally, my research has focused on leveraging the tools within a digital learning environment for student success and engaged learning online. Teaching and learning software applications used in professional work environments often requires an outcome where students achieve specific technical skills and proficiency levels to meet work ready expectations.  My focus is to use definable outcomes for the learner, models to evaluate technical skill level, and to answer the question what methods of software application teaching will enhance learning? I'm very pleased with my new assignment and look forward to an expanded role serving the CETL mission and building collaborations within the UW-Superior community.