Who We AreWelcome to the Office of Distance Learning and Instructioanl Design (DLIT)! We are a diverse team of professionals supporting all distance-learning efforts at UNT Dallas.
- 100% online online courses do not require students to step foot on campus.
- Fully online courses course have mandatory face-to-face sessions totaling no more than 15 percent of the instructional time, where face-to-face sessions may include orientations, laboratory activites, exam reviews, or an in-person tests.
- Hybrid or blended refers to courses in which a majority (more than 50 percent but less than 85 percent) of the planned instruction occurs when the students and instructor(s) are not in the same place (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board).
Programs Available in Distance-Learning Modalities
To see which programs and certificates we currently offers in hybrid, fully online, and 100% modalities, please visit our Online Degree Programs page.
In alignment with our institution's strategic direction to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities, we’re on a mission to:
- provide leadership and guidance for all aspects of UNTD's distance learning strategy and operations;
- support quality teaching and learning efforts at UNTD by serving:
- students through training and instructional-technology support
- faculty through faculty development, course/program development, and instructional-technology support.
As we find ourselves in an increasingly complex world and navigate pervasive global issues with far reaching impact, we need new generations to be able to come up with effective innovative solutions for the future. We, therefore, aim to offer accessible, high-quality learning experiences meant to promote socio-economic mobility by preparing students from our local DFW community and beyond to become the responsible moral, ethical, and critical-thinking leaders of tomorrow. We create stepping stones, empowering our students to eventually access their career of choice and, through their wise service, lead our communities to sustainable and ethical growth.
We are a students-first and quality-first team. We are committed to:
- serving our students' socioeconomic mobility;
- diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility;
- robust, honest, and transpacent collaboration with faculty, staff, and administration in support of our students' success;
- kaizen understood as wholistic (i.e., every day, everydoby, everwhere) continuous improvement.
The experienced team of full-time DLIT staff is here to assist you with all of your distance learning needs:
Dr. Georgianna Laws
Director, Distance Learning and Instructional Technology
Office: DAL 1, Room 154 & virtual
Ms. Cynthia Johnson
Instructional Design Coordinator
Office: DAL 1, Room 156 & virtual
Instructional Technology Specialist
Office: DAL 1, Room 152
We also have outstanding student staff members who help create UNT Dallas' distance learning courses, work with faculty to trouble-shoot various technical issues, and assist with course redesign. Their contributions are vital to the daily course production duties of DLIT. The work experience they gain provides them with highly marketable workplace skills that prepare them for successful careers in technology.