Zero to Sixty Plus in 108 Days: Launching a Central Elearning Unit and Its First Faculty Development Program

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Volume 16, Issue 2 - March 2012
Author(s): 
Monica Orozco, Center for eLearning, Florida Atlantic University
Author(s): 
James Fowlkes, Center for eLearning, Florida Atlantic University
Author(s): 
Page Jerzak, Center for eLearning, Florida Atlantic University
Author(s): 
Ann Musgrove, Center for eLearning, Florida Atlantic University
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Keywords: 
Distance learning administration, online learning, faculty development, certification program, program design
Abstract: 

The Center for eLearning was established at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) as a result of a university-wide task force. A brief overview of the center’s start-up activity is followed by a thorough report of the first faculty development program created and implemented. The structure of the program is described, and data are provided showing evidence of faculty improvement and positive ratings for the program. Conclusions about the program and modifications for its second iteration are included.