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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.

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 [...]

Congratulations to the Design Team at the Center for eLearning

Fall semester was a tough one for the instructional design team at the Center for eLearning. A record number of courses were requesting eDesign services, attending professional development, using open labs and participating in eCertification training. The team also absorbed 214 course migrations from Blackboard into Canvas. Not only did the team handle this huge [...]

Stay Tuned for FL SUS 2025 Online Education Plan Accomplishments

During 2016, a committee of distance learning leaders from the Florida University System has been doing extensive work to implement the 2025 Online Education Plan approved by the Innovation and Online Committee for the Florida Board of Governors (BOG). The 49 tactics crossed three areas: access, affordability, and quality. To accomplish the work on these [...]

Congratulations to the College of Business

Other good news for FAU is the College of Business tied at 32 for Best Online Graduate Programs excluding MBA in the US News and World Report Rankings. The rankings are based on faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student engagement, and admissions selectivity. The area with the highest rankings was faculty credentials [...]