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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brown’s Blog
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, and research and innovation. Invited guests (support service areas representatives, online program coordinators, and online students) assisted the board in generating suggestions across these four areas. The workgroups generated wonderful ideas and suggestions that the Center is currently collating to share back with the Board. [...]
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 23rd College of Education Best Online Master in Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program Ranked 30th College of Business Hospitality and Tourism Management FAU Ranks 10th in Best Online Colleges in Florida. Congratulations to all the Departments and Colleges that earned these ranks this year!
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 amount of professional training and design work, they did it with a smile and always said, “We can do it!” On behalf of the faculty who used our services and the students who take our classes, thank you team!
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 tactics, 11 workgroups were formed. That work will be revealed at the January 25th BOG meeting in Lakeland Florida. Items to be presented include awards for course design, suggestions for degree programs to put online, a plan for increasing open access textbooks and resources, funding [...]
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 and training. The faculty credentials and training ratings combine the academic credentials with the trainings instructors receive to teach distance learners. Those of us at the Center for eLearning know the dedication of the faculty to provide high quality distance learning courses for the students [...]