Education and work experience
Dedicated to creating supportive learning environments, focused on the needs of the 21st-century student, educator, and institution; adept at pedagogy, teaching methods, instructional design and technology.
Teaching has been a pleasure and has provided opportunities to explore pedagogical strategies and engage students in the course design process.
Much more than just instructional design and technology, learning design encompasses the complete learning cycle from both the instructor and learner perspectives.
Selected presentations and publications
Current and recent presentations. Publications and contributions.
Eli has been working in higher education for 20+ years as a curriculum developer, instructional designer, technologist, instructor and leader. Her focus has been on web-based, blended and online education but over the years has branched into the improvement of teaching and learning environments in all modalities and educational/faculty development. Eli's work centers on creating effective and meaningful learning environments, with or without technology. Through her research and practice, Eli has found that technology-supported instruction can create significant learning experiences in different modalities that enhance engagement, discussion, access to content and connectedness to students.
Leading with heart - A dance between leading and serving to support my team and institution
Designing learning environments that support learner success
Translating and connecting technology for everyday usage
Always learning, always growing. Learning news things every day, for my profession and my creative life
This year I had the honor and privilege to collaborate with a number of well-known researchers in the area of faculty/educational development on two different projects: DEFINING WHAT MATTERS: Guidelines for Comprehensive Center forTeaching and Learning (CTL) Evaluation – a collaboration of 15 members of the POD Network A Center for Teaching and Learning Matrix Read more about Recent Scholarship Projects/Publications[…]
I’m at the AdobeMAX conference in Los Angeles. Yesterday, on a Sunday no less, I spent a day with 280 other folks from higher education institutions learning and sharing about digital literacy. But one of the presenters challenged us to think about what the difference is between literacy and fluency. Let’s take a look at Read more about Digital Literacy or Fluency?[…]
Printable CV for Eli Collins-Brown, EdD
Digital literacy is the updated version of information literacy. Around the turn of the century, information literacy skills included how to turn on a computer, save a file, open a program, as well as finding information and using it to support research. With the creation of smartphones, social media, and mobile everything, these have morphed Read more about Digital Literacy[…]
Since I’ve left Western Michigan University, I’ll be teaching a few more courses at UMUC. Spring 2017 will see me teaching in the Master of Distance Education and e-Learning (again, so glad to be able to contribute). I’ll be teaching DETC630: Emerging Technology Trends and Issues in Distance Education and e-Learning.
Graduate Current: IMAT639 – Internet Multimedia Applications, Masters of Information Science, University of Maryland University College Past: EDT5410 – Introduction to Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology, Western Michigan University (WMU) EDT6420 – Design and Development for Learning, Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology, Western Michigan University (WMU) EDT6430 – Fundamentals of Online Learning, Educational Read more about Courses Taught or Teaching[…]