IELOL Informational Webinar
This webinar, co-hosted by Devon Cancilla of OLC and Amanda Major of UCF, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the programs four phases, time commitment, program objectives, and participant experience will be discussed. Participants will learn about the application process and timeline to prepare a successful application submission. Questions and comments are welcomed.
Devon A. Cancilla, Ph.D., is the Chief Knowledge Officer for OLC. Prior to this, Devon was the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation at UMKC. Devon also served as Dean and then Associate Provost for Learning at American Sentinel University, a fully online institution. He was an Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Director of Scientific Technical Services (SciTech) at Western Washington University (WWU) where he led the development of the Integrated Laboratory Network (ILN), an online laboratory initiative funded by the National Science Foundation.
Devon has received both the Sloan-C (now OLC) Outstanding Achievement Award for Online Education and an Effective Practice Award for his research into the development and use of online laboratories. He attended the University of Iowa, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and UCLA, where he received his doctorate in Environmental Health Science. Devon’s current research interests relate to the use of analytics in the design and development of online courses. Devon lives in Bellingham, Washington.
Amanda Major, EdD, CPLP, PMP is an organizational development and project management specialist in the field of online learning in higher education. Currently, she currently contributes to projects at University of Central Florida. Actively involved in the field, she has presented at national and international conferences and has peer-reviewed publications about e-learning organizational development, operations, and projects.
She holds a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institution (PMI) and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance certification from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Additionally, she has earned administration certifications from the Online Learning Consortium and Quality Matters. Her academic credentials include an EdD in educational leadership, policy and law; an MA in industrial organizational psychology; and a BA in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in social psychological issues.
Amanda has experience delivering results in a variety of learner-focused and client-oriented environments. Prior to arriving at UCF Amanda taught online courses, partnered with online program management provider, participated in strategic planning efforts, developed policies, and improved business processes to contribute to quality online programs at a large, public, research-intensive University. She enjoys partnering with faculty and leading projects to enhance digital learning.