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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.

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 [...]

The Center for eLearning Announces the Excellence Awards

Thank you to everyone that submitted their courses and shared their journeys to becoming online instructors at FAU. We had over 20 submissions this year from 6 colleges and 13 departments. The committee was challenged in selecting the winners. They truly wanted to give more awards!   This year’s award winners are: Excellence in eLearning [...]

3D Comes to FAU Campus

Friday, April 28th, the Center for eLearning quickly pulled together a last-minute 3D mini conference for FAU faculty. Microsoft brought in the HoloLens, Surface computers, and the Surface Studio. Chant Newall Development Groups specializes in developing virtual learning environments in combination with the Second Life platform to create an engaging experience. Both groups demonstrated their [...]

FAU Center for eLearning at the Online Learning Consortium Innovate Meeting

The team presentations at the OLC Innovate conference last week were well received. We took with us our innovative presentation approach of creating interactions within the sessions, which impressed our audience. Dr. Julie Golden and Dr. Victoria Brown presented to a packed room Wednesday morning “Time to Go Big(ger): Strategies for Expanding Online Learning” which [...]

Moving Forward – Advisory Board Meets

The Advisory Board for the Center for eLearning met Thursday to begin the process of amending the 2010 Taskforce report. The Advisory Board members selected one of four groups to participate in mini-workgroup sessions. The four workgroups tied closely to the 2025 Online Education Plan initiatives open education resources, online student services, online course quality, [...]

Congratulations to the Following Online Programs

The rankings are in from The Best Schools organization. The rankings for the organization are based upon the quality of the program, types of courses offered, strength of the faculty, nursing school awards, and reputation. Ranked 10th Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s RN to BSN Ranked 11th College of Business Best Online MBA Ranked [...]