Online Teaching Workshop

Thanks to all who attended this month’s  Online Faculty Teaching Workshop, held on April 19, 2012.  Fran DiSanti gave an overview of the soon to be organized office of Academic Technology and Distributed Learning (ATDL) – merging the DLC and ITDL.  This new area will offer faculty a variety of multimedia, digital and web-based resources to enhance their course design .  It will also be staffed with additional Instructional Designers to assist in course development. Stay tuned for more information once this Center is officially announced.

Steve Porth then  led a discussion on Teacher Driven vs. Content Driven Instruction, sharing his online teaching strategies and best practices for engaging students in the online environment.  Some of these best practices include:

  1. Being consistent. Structure course modules in the same format so students know what to expect.
  2. Being responsive.  Answer students’ questions in a timely matter.  Respond and direct threaded discussions, so students know you are involved in it.
  3. Being clear. Steve holds synchronous Wimba sessions at the beginning of each course, and weekly throughout it, to clarify the course expectations and material.

To view a recording of the entire session, click : Online Teaching Workshop April 19, 2012.

To access the materials from this presentation, visit the HSB On-line Course Best Practices Blackboard site > Contributions folder > Online Teaching Workshop 04-19-12.  If you are not enrolled in this course, please email Peggy Allen or Jeannine Shantz to request enrollment.

Business Journals Digital Portal

What it is:  Digital editions of business journals published by American City Business Journals (ACBJ), including Philadelphia Business Journal.  This package provides local business and industry news from 40 U.S. markets.

Special issues and the digitized annual Book of Lists for each of the 40 markets is included.

Use this for:  company and industry research, executives, ranked lists, job search, local philanthropy and nonprofits, market trends, and business location.

The Philadelphia Business Journal is the featured publication.  The other titles are:

  • The Business Review – Albany
  • New Mexico Business Weekly – Albuquerque
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle – Atlanta
  • Austin Business Journal – Austin
  • Baltimore Business Journal – Baltimore
  • Birmingham Business Journal – Birmingham
  • Boston Business Journal – Boston
  • Business First – Buffalo
  • Charlotte Business Journal – Charlotte
  • Business Courier – Cincinnati
  • Business First – Columbus
  • Dallas Business Journal – Dallas
  • Dayton Business Journal – Dayton
  • Denver Business Journal – Denver
  • The Business Journal – Greensboro
  • Pacific Business News – Honolulu
  • Houston Business Journal – Houston
  • Jacksonville Business Journal – Jacksonville
  • Kansas City Business Journal – Kansas City
  • Business First of Louisville – Louisville
  • Memphis Business Journal – Memphis
  • The Business Journal – Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Nashville Business Journal – Nashville
  • Orlando Business Journal – Orlando
  • Phoenix Business Journal – Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh Business Times – Pittsburgh
  • The Portland Business Journal – Portland
  • Puget Sound Business Journal – Puget Sound
  • Triangle Business Journal – Raleigh/Durham
  • Sacramento Business Journal – Sacramento
  • San Antonio Business Journal – San Antonio
  • San Francisco Business Times – San Francisco
  • Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal – San Jose
  • South Florida Business Journal – South Florida
  • St. Louis Business Journal – St. Louis
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal – Tampa Bay
  • Washington Business Journal – Washington
  • Wichita Business Journal – Wichita

Access this subscription on the Library’s A-Z eResources page.

For more information contact Cynthia Slater at the Drexel Library.


This is a reminder that Saint Joseph’s University has a subscription to the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WRDS provides instant access to important databases in the fields of finance, accounting, banking, economics, management, marketing and public policy.  Currently, we purchased the following subscriptions through WRDS:

Compustat North America
Mergent FISD

WRDS also provides free access to several other data sources.

If you still have not requested a WRDS account, you may do so at:

http: //
Click the Register for a WRDS Account link.

WRDS offers free online training.  Once inside the platform, click the E-Learning tab to register .