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
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 as the course is developed. Within the courses, are opportunities to for faculty to interact with students, for students to engage with each other, and for students to grow professionally. Every course developed at the Center goes through a peer review process to ensure quality in [...]
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 students know faculty are grading and providing feedback, the chances of the faculty identifying a problem with students’ work increases. To ensure the integrity of a test, the Center for eLearning has also purchased several products and provides testing support services to assist the faculty [...]
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 indicated that state authorization was the state's responsibility. Institutions have already put in place process to follow the regulation. Finally, in December 2016, new federal regulations for State Authorization of Postsecondary Distance Education was issued with an effective date of July 1, 2018. To address [...]
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 Leadership: Dr. Joseph Furner, College of Education, Teaching and Learning Excellence in eLearning Full-Time Faculty: Dr. Korey Sorge, College of Science, Physics Excellence in eLearning Adjunct Faculty: Dr. Kalisha Waldon, College of Education, Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry Congratulations to these exceptional faculty members! Your [...]
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 products to faculty to assist in the development of immersive educational learning activities. The 3D dinosaur presentation using the HoloLens really drew the participants into the learning experience. This summer, the Center for eLearning is sponsoring a small project to integrate engineering simulations into the [...]