Supporting FAU faculty with their eLearning related research

  • Article submission management
  • Data analysis
  • Editing
  • eLearning related literature review
  • Grant identification research
  • Grant writing support
  • Identification of publication and presentation outlets
  • IRB application support
  • Project management
  • Survey development
Mario Toussaint, Ph.D. – Research Specialist
Boca Raton campus: Bldg 4 room 209 J
Phone: 561-297-4696

Aritra Ghosh – Graduate Research Assistant
Boca Raton campus: Bldg 4 room 209 J
Phone: 561-297-4850

The research support request includes the following steps:

  1. Full-time FAU Faculty submits CeL research request form.
  2. The CeL Research Committee reviews the request within two weeks of the application.
  3. The CeL Research Coordinator informs the applicant of the request’s outcome.
  4. If the research committee approves the request, the Research Coordinator contacts the applicant to discuss the project implementation.

Current Projects

  • Integration of 3D interaction techniques in teaching and learning
  • Development and assessment of simulations to visualize mathematical concepts
  • Distance learning student services scorecard analysis
  • Online student services values statewide survey

Center for eLearning Publications

Brown, Victoria. (2018). Scaling up while maintaining quality in online degree development. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.

Brown, Victoria; Lewis, David; & Toussaint, Mario. (2018). Students perception of quality across four course development models. Online Learning Journal, 22(2). 173-196. Available at

Brown, Victoria. (2018). Evaluating technology to prevent academic integrity violations in online education. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 21(1). Retrieve from

Brown, Victoria, & Ramasamy, Ramasamy. (2018). Changing faculty perspective of distance learning through support. Distance Learning Journal 14(3), 29-35.

Toussaint, Mario, & Brown, Victoria. (2018). Connecting the ARCS motivational model to game design for mathematics learning. Transformations (1)2.

Brown, Victoria. (2017).  Technology access gap for postsecondary education: A statewide case study. Yildiz. M. N. (Ed). Promoting global competencies through media literacy. IG Global.

Brown, Victoria; Lewis, David & Toussaint, Mario. (Fall 2016). The redundancy effect on retention and transfer for individuals with high symptoms of ADHD.  Journal of American Academy of Special Education Professionals. Available at

Brown, Victoria & Lewis, David., & Toussaint, Mario. (2016). Students’ perceptions of course quality across course development models. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 166-171). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Golden, Julie. & Brown, Victoria. (2016). Creating holistic professional development for faculty adoption of distance learning delivery. Martin, C. & Polly, D. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education and Professional Development. IGI-Global.

Toussaint, Mario & Brown, Victoria. (2016). Increasing College Students Engagement and Success Rates in Developmental Mathematics with Web-Based Technologies. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (pp. 665-671).  Vancouver, BC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Vazquez, J. J. & Chiang, E. P. (2016). Preparing students for class: A clinical trial testing the efficacy between multimedia pre-lectures and textbooks in an economics course. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 13(2), 37-n/a. Retrieved from

Price, Todd A. Big Data, Dashboards, and Data-Driven Educational Decision Making. Encyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management, Victor C X Wang. Chapter 35, IGI-Global, 2016.

Berger, Allison & Brown Victoria. (2015). Peek into the future of education using glass. Florida Distance Learning Association Journal, 2. Available at

Toussaint, Mario & Brown, Victoria. (2015). Educational video games: Impact on students’ performance in mathematics. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015.  Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). [Also, published in proceedings v. 2012, pp 2758-2762).

Kossey, Jeanne; Berger, Allison & Brown Victoria. (2015). Connecting to educational resources online with QR codes. Florida Distance Learning Association Journal, 2. Available at

Vazquez, J. J. & Chiang, E. P. (2015). Flipping out! A case study on how to flip the principles of economics classroom. International Advances in Economic Research, 21(4), 379-390.

Vazquez, J. J. & Chiang, E. P. (2014). A picture is worth a thousand words (at least): The effective use of visuals in the economics classroom. International Review of Economics Education, 17, 109-119.

Orozco, M., Fowlkes, J., Jerzak, P., & Musgrove, A. (2012). Zero to sixty plus in 108 days: Launching a central elearning unit and its first faculty development program. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 16(2), 177-192.

Brown, Victoria. (2011). Changing demographics of online courses. US China Education Review, 8(4), 460-467.

Brown, Victoria & Rubin, Nancy. (2011). The ethics of Turnitin from a faculty’s perspective. National Teacher Educational Journal, 4(3), 29-36.