DELTS' history is steeped in firsts.
- 1969: first credit-based distance course was offered at Memorial
- 1972: first use of Video Tape Recordings
- 1977: first use of teleconferencing
- 1978: first development of correspondence courses
- 1982: cablevision system used for course delivery
- 1988: first use of email in a course
- 1994: first online course offered at Memorial University
- 2001: School of Continuing Education restructured to form Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT)
- 2008: ISO 9001:2008 certification was achieved
- 2009: over 400 courses delivered online provincially, nationally and beyond
- 2010: DELT re-named Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS), to emphasize the teaching and learning support services of the unit. DELTS also wins a lucky 13 national and international awards for course delivery, innovation, programming and marketing.
Today, DELTS offers over 450 courses and programs to over 18,000 distance registrants annually, and continues to lead the way in using technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experience, as well as promote the use of these tools for use both inside and outside the classroom. We continue to evaluate educational technologies and promote those that may be effective to faculty members and clients for pedagogical enhancements and student engagement.