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
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 [...]
The rankings are in for the Best Online Master’s Program from the US News and World Reports. Florida Atlantic University ranked 43rd tied with Florida State University in the United States. That ranking is the highest of any College of Nursing in the state of Florida. The rankings are based on peer assessments, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student engagement, and admissions selectivity. FAU’s Nursing program ranked especially high on faculty credentials and training. In a message out to the Nursing Faculty staff, the Provost Gary Perry, and President John Kelly, Dean Marlaine Smith thanked the Center [...]
Calling on online FAU Owls to participate in the FAU healthy campus challenge! Take part in a 3-part social media healthy challenge. Post a picture of yourself eating healthy fruits and vegetables. The post another picture on the move. Finally, a picture of yourself enjoying a post-final, restful activity to #HEALTHYOWLSCHALLENGE. Every participant gets a prize T-shirt! For more information, go to http://www.fau.edu/healthycampus/healthyowlschallenge/index.php