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Snake Oil or Magic Bullet? Digital Learning in a Blended Learning Environment

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2021 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

This presentation will introduce the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of digital learning software in a humanities class.  Included will be a demonstration of Norton’s InQuizitive, an example of how to leverage this technology to allow increased student engagement in class and enhanced student success in areas such as critical thinking, and a presentation of data on the efficacy of this technology regarding student success rates.


Dr. Hillary R. Gleason

Chair – Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Professor of History | Laredo College

Dr. Hillary Gleason was born in Fort Carson, Colorado.  As a soldier’s daughter, she moved every year or so and lived in several states across the country, as well as Europe.  She graduated high school in Abilene, KS and then went to Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX where she earned a BA in History and Political Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude.  During that time, she spent a year in Kumamoto, Japan as the San Antonio-Kumamoto Sister City exchange student.  She then went on to earn an MA in history from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a PH.D. in history from the State University of New York-Binghamton.  Dr. Gleason joined Laredo College in 2011 as a history instructor.

Dr. Gleason’s scholarship focuses on the history of the early Cold War and World War II, military history, intelligence history, and diplomatic history, and technology in the classroom. She has won awards for scholarship, teaching, and service from several institutions, including Laredo College, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Binghamton University, and the Eisenhower Presidential Library. In addition to being a Professor of History, she is also the former Vice President of the Faculty Senate at Laredo College, board member of Literacy Volunteers of Laredo, and the Chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.