About us

Vision Statement

The NAU e-Learning Center improves access to higher education and creates efficiencies by cultivating the highest course quality and by developing faculty technological fluency.

Mission Statement

The e-Learning Center is a higher education leader known for its success in combining sound instructional design principles with intentional, innovative uses of technology. The Center facilitates research on and provides support for engaging, effective, and efficient implementations of innovative pedagogy and educational technologies in all modes of instructional delivery.

Goals and Objectives

Improve access to higher education and help to create efficiencies
  • Lead, participate in, evaluate, and enact institutional solutions to higher education issues and challenges
  • Nurture an inclusive and innovative learning-centered culture to foster student success and engagement
  • Increase and sustain faculty use of innovative approaches to student learning

Cultivate the highest course quality
  • Offer expertise to the NAU community on learning theory and technology 
  • Apply existing and emerging higher education standards that address quality course design and delivery
  • Strengthen an inclusive, learning-centered culture that fosters student success
  • Influence institutional policies and practices that support and reward high-quality teaching

Develop faculty technology fluency
  • Initiate and sustain institutional partnerships that advance best practices in teaching and learning with technology
  • Foster a faculty-led community of scholars committed to sharing innovative teaching and learning practices
  • Design and deliver professional development opportunities in the application of learning technologies

Facilitate research
  • Encourage and support faculty efforts in research design, data collection, documentation, publication, and presentation
  • Collaborate with faculty in the design and development of innovative learning resources and programs that enhance and support teaching and learning
  • Create research opportunities in the areas of teaching and learning with technology 

Provide support
  • Provide prompt, quality support to faculty incorporating technology in their instructional practices
  • Offer one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many faculty consultation opportunities regarding the effective application of learning theory and technology
  • Design and develop instructional media and content for the delivery of academic projects and programs