About the Center for eLearning
As a result of the President's task force on eLearning, the Center for eLearning (CeL) was established in April 2011 to provide central support and accountability foreLearning. The Assistant Provost for eLearning directs the Center's work. In support of faculty and curriculum, the Center for eLearning collaborates with all units within academic affairs. In support of students, the Center for eLearning collaborates with IRM, Student Disability Services, the Libraries, the Registrar's office, the Testing & Proctoring Center, CLASS and other units as they relate directly to the support of eLearning students.
The Center for eLearning fosters the pedagogic integration of technology into the design of teaching and learning processes through collaborative efforts with faculty and other instructional technology personnel. It is where teaching, learning and technology intersect to meet the rapidly changing educational, social and economical environments in today's global society
The Center facilitates the development and design of curriculum projects for online, hybrid and face-to-face curriculum. Educause describes instructional design as "the process of conceptualizing and creating a series of activities, assignments, and assessments to achieve specific goals and objectives" (2010). We can help to identify course objectives and instructional challenges and recommend tools that will help the faculty members meet their instructional goals. We utilize a team approach, where the faculty are the subject matter experts, IRM provides Bb technical and training support and the instructional designer helps create a learning environment.