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About Victoria Brown

Dr. Victoria Brown is the Assistant Provost for eLearning. She is responsible for the administration of the University’s new Center for eLearning. In this capacity, Dr. Brown collaborates with FAU’s 10 colleges, as well as its schools, departments and faculty to facilitate new eLearning courses and programs, and enhance existing courses. Learn more about Dr. Brown.

The Center for eLearning Takes a Big Step Forward

The Center for eLearning celebrated the accomplishments of the eLearning Task Force Committee. That group published a report in 2010 which established the Center for eLearning. The task force report has guided the activities of the Center for the last seven years. The work done by the eLearning Task Force committee has led to an [...]

Tips for Online Class Management Post Hurricane

Now that the hurricane has passed, the Center for eLearning has suggestions to reduce anxiety and stress of the online students. Be aware that online students may be displaced and/or without access to power or the internet Encourage students who have access to check-in Reassure the students that you are aware of the power outages and [...]

Tips for Online Class Management during Hurricanes

Management of distance learning classes is one more item for you to consider as Hurricane Irma impacts Florida in the upcoming week. Canvas will continue to be available throughout the storm because all the information is on emergency backup servers. Please remember that students from out-of-state will be able to continue to access your course [...]

Highlights 2025 Online Plan

On Wednesday, the 2025 Online Plan Steering Committee met with the Implementation committee to discuss moving forward on the plan. Several decisions were made on several of the tactics within the plan. Some of which will have an impact here at FAU. The first of the topics that were moved forward was the idea of [...]

What is Engagement? How Does Engagement Improve the Quality of Courses?

Engagement in courses is very important to online students. By ensuring engagement in the course, the students become connected to their fellow classmates and the instructor. Engagement is so important to students, they will rate the quality of the course based on their impression of the sense of community that was built into the courses [...]

Opening the Conversation about Affordable Textbooks with a Team from Central Florida University

With the cost of textbooks continuing to rise, postsecondary institutions are looking for alternative ways to put course materials into the hands of students. From the desire to ease a portion of the financial burden for students a movement was born, Open Educational Resources (OER). OER involves using readily accessible materials from the Internet or [...]

The Center for eLearning Takes a Step Forward Using New Technology

At the Center for eLearning, we are constantly asking the question: How can we reach out to our online students to ensure they feel connected with FAU? As a possible answer to this question, Facebook has added Facebook Live to their suite of tools. With the assistance of BSM Media, Inc., the Center for eLearning [...]

Are you thinking about putting your class online?

Bringing a course online is a big decision. At FAU, quality is important. For this reason, our courses go beyond a posting of lecture notes. The Center for eLearning provides extensive support for faculty to reimagine their classes. To support faculty through the process, an instructional designer is assigned, who walks beside the faculty member [...]

How can I protect the academic integrity of my online courses?

The Center for eLearning believes protecting the academic integrity of our courses is important. Because of this concern, FAU uses several approaches to ensure the students are following FAU’s Honor Code. Academic integrity is one of the first considerations in the course design process. Engagement with students is integral in preventing plagiarism and cheating. When [...]

FAU, State Authorization, & NC-SARA

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Higher Education issued a regulation which tied an institution’s ability to offer federal financial aid to the institution authorized to teach the student. This is based upon the state where the student is attending classes. Although the regulation was vacated by a federal court ruling, the Department of Education [...]