Dr. Victoria Brown
Assistant Provost for eLearning
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. She also oversees instructional technology, including training, supporting, and assisting faculty and staff who utilize eLearning, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the new center. Dr. Brown also works directly with the Provost to implement FAU’s academic and technological strategic vision.
Dr. Brown comes from the College of Education the Department of Teaching and Learning here at FAU. She taught instructional technology for educators and business trainers for ten years. She has previously managed instructional design teams and possesses more than a decade of experience teaching through online delivery systems. Prior to coming to FAU in 2005, Dr. Brown held the position of Assistant Professor at Barry University. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Central Missouri State University and her doctorate from the University of West Florida.
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Dr. Brown’s Blog
Each year, the participation in this award event grows. This year, 33 nominees represented 7 FAU colleges and 19 departments. The winner's submitted proposals went through an extensive review process. The 2018 FAU eLearning Awards Committee included FAU eLearning Advisory Board members, former FAU Excellence in eLearning Award winners, and other highly qualified members of the Florida Higher Education eLearning Community of Practice. The Center for eLearning hosts and supports the committee but is not involved in the selection process. This year, the Center for eLearning also invited an instructional designer from the University of Central Florida to the committee as [...]
What a day at the Davie Campus! The Center for eLearning in partnership with the Office of Instructional Technology hosted the 2018 Technology Showcase. Faculty presented on wonderful topics. The ACT grant was announced through a presentation with the Center for eLearning staff. The Center staff set up a gaming station and virtual demonstration. By the way, I heard that Canvas representatives enjoyed the “Who wants to be Canvas Millionaire” game set up. Vendors were available to demonstrate their products. Altogether, it was an informative, fun-filled day. Thank you to everyone that made [...]
In a moving ceremony Friday afternoon, the College of Education at the COE Faculty Senate presented the Appreciation for Outstanding Service by Dean Bristor to the Center for eLearning. In her comments to the Faculty Senate, she praised the Center for the support given to the education faculty in the design of courses and for the quality of professional development provided. I am so proud of this team! It is the everyday interactions with the faculty that lead to this type of recognition. Thank you all for your support of our faculty at FAU! Dr. Brown [...]
The cost of textbooks is an important influential factor in whether students succeed or not in classes. Each semester, students make decisions as to whether or not to buy textbooks or pay the access codes for eBooks. These decisions impact the grades of the students as they progress towards completing their degrees. In the past, students have been able to borrow books from each other or purchase used versions of textbooks. Today, many eBooks are only available through access codes. This leaves few options for students struggling to pay for this valuable resource for their classes. In a 2016 survey [...]
The Center for eLearning is sponsoring an eLearning Appreciative Advising Workshop for the front-line staff and advisors here at FAU in how to support and engage online students with student support units across the campus. Ben Forche is the guest presenter for the 2 days full of workshops at the Center for eLearning. Over 115 individuals from across the campuses and units are visiting the Center for eLearning labs and classrooms to learn more about appreciative advising. Online students often feel isolated and less likely to interact with the student support staff. A common misconception by online students is belief that services [...]