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
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 [...]
The Center for eLearning took a great team to the Florida Distance Learning Association Conference in Orlando. Three FAU eLearning Award winners presented at the conference on best practices for engaging students. The instructional designer and the research teams presented on instructional design strategies and innovations. FAU presenter received two awards. Dr. Michelle Vaughan: Innovative Leader in Distance Learning: Higher Education Award Dr. Victoria Brown accepted the Keynote Speaker Award on behalf of the FAU Excellence in eLearning Award Winners panelist: Dr. Kalisha Waldon, Dr. Korey Sorge, and Michelle Vaughan. Dr. Victoria Brown accepted the Keynote [...]
Three FAU colleges ranked in the top 100 in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings for Best Online Graduate Programs. The College of Nursing ranked 39 for 2018 “Best Online Nursing Program” and the top ranked program in Florida’s State University System. The College of Business ranked 42 in “Best online MBA Programs” and 43 for “Best Online Business Programs – Non-MBA”. The College of Education rank 83 for “Best Online Education Programs”. The team at the Center for eLearning is so proud of these Colleges. Quality is at the core of everything they do in distance learning. [...]
At the Center for eLearning, we have always believed that everything we do improves the student’s experience. This focus on students will take a new direction this year. Starting in 2018, the Center for eLearning will have a student advisory board as part of the strategic plan. This group of students will be able to share their experiences in taking online classes and interactions with the student support departments across campus. The Center for eLearning will be taking the student advisory board’s input to design services that meet online Owls’ needs. The advisory board will include both graduate and [...]