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.
Dr. Brown’s email address is email@example.com
Dr. Brown’s Blog
This spring, I am teaching the Distance Learning Theory and Management course for the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education. This graduate level class is the perfect course for me to teach and I am excited! So much has changed in the field since the last time I taught the course 4 years ago. Before, when I taught class, I did all the design work myself. Today, I have a team that is assisting me in putting together an awesome class. The textbook was always a challenge with the books being dated upon release. So, I [...]
The FAU Transfer Center planned online events for Transfer Student week. Steffani Schwartz, our social media expert, has been on campus all week. She is interviewing and doing live Social events with the Transfer Center. The Transfer Center Transfer Week Virtual Giveaway sponsored a Virtual Trivia Game on Instagram. A series of live events, sponsored by the Transfer Center, were broadcasted. With this new team supporting online students combined with our awesome student services partners across the campus, an online Owl experience is here! Check out the Center for eLearning's Twitter and Facebook to learn more about how we are [...]
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 increase in online enrollment and degree programs offered. With many of the recommendations accomplished from the first task force report and the rapidly changing distance learning landscape, it was time for a renewal of the spirit of the task force committee to meet the new [...]
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 potentially stressful situations Put together a communication plan to message changes in due dates Use announcement tools for overall class messages Use a Q & A discussion board to promote consistent messaging and answer the question on time Be flexible about group participation Communicate daily [...]
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 and may be wondering what to do. Below are good tips for managing an online class through a hurricane. Be proactive by sending an email before the storm hits to let students know about the plan for assignments due during the next 5-7 days. This [...]