About

eLearning Miami is the home of digital and innovative learning at Miami University. Our office supports all aspects of the delivery of online, hybrid, or web-assisted coursework from Miami's iconic Oxford campus. Quality instruction, student engagement, and critical thinking are hallmarks of Miami University's top-ranked programs, and eLearning works to ensure that online learning at Miami is rooted in these same traditions.

We partner with Miami faculty members in a number of ways, whether it is assisting with program or course development, enhancing technology skills, promoting best practices for teaching online, or supporting innovative approaches to learning.

Our mission: Partnering to enhance the Miami experience by encouraging the effective practice of digital and innovative learning

Our mission: Partnering to enhance the Miami experience by encouraging the effective practice of digital and innovative learning

Areas We Support

A circle that reads "eLearning" with seven areas branching off: learning design, learning media, learning technology and support, learning innovation, learning coordination, online learning, and global and lifelong learning.

Learning Design

Teaching first, technology second

With a firm background in pedagogical theory and practices empowering all that we do, the Learning Design Team supports faculty in designing, developing, and delivering high-quality learning experiences.

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Learning Media

Creating engaging multimedia experiences

The Learning Media Team exists to create engaging and high-quality multimedia to enhance student learning and the Miami experience. The Media Team provides three levels of multimedia services: course- or program-related, extended services, and special projects.

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Learning Innovation

Igniting sparks of learning innovation

The Learning Innovation Team takes a faculty-centric approach to learning innovation and seeks to support faculty by strategically partnering with them as they research and practice new and creative approaches to teaching and learning. The team administers various project and research grants, faculty fellowships and other opportunities provided by the department for faculty to explore new educational terrain.

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Learning Technology & Support

Partners in instructional technology and student support

A variety of technology is utilized in teaching and learning across campus. Faculty, staff, and students have a variety of needs when it comes to using educational technology effectively. This team serves these needs across the university by coordinating with various units to ensure we are using leading educational technology, supporting its implementation and adoption, and supporting its use. 

Learn more about Learning Technology & Support

Learning Effectiveness

Our office strives to enhance the Miami experience by ensuring the overall effectiveness of online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced learning. We can help programs assess how they utilize eLearning to improve their programs' outcomes. At a course level, we promote the use of quality standards to guarantee all online offerings contain the same academic quality that our undergraduate, residential students experience. Additionally, our office is involved with accreditation, state authorization, and other processes that allow digital and innovative learning to be as effective as possible. 

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Global & Lifelong eLearning

With Miami’s strong reputation for global learning, eLearning is a partner that harnesses its liaison focus with divisions/departments to help them consider extending their offerings beyond the United States. eLearning can help foster the development of global partnerships with international universities to offer new degree programs. By coordinating with Global Initiatives, eLearning can help create innovative new initiatives, collaborations, and opportunities that do not exist yet but intersect both global and digital learning. eLearning can work with others to help create new lifelong digital learning opportunities for alumni from Miami University of any of its colleges. 

Learn more about Global & Lifelong eLearning

Online Learning

Developing an online program can be an exciting journey for any academic department and faculty. There are many benefits to developing an online program. Explore the pillars of online program development, as well as a development timeline and ways to get started.

Learn more about Online Learning

Learning Design

Learning Design

Teaching first, technology second

With a firm background in pedagogical theory and practices empowering all that we do, the Learning Design Team supports faculty in designing, developing, and delivering high-quality learning experiences.

Learn more about Learning Design

Media

Learning Media

Creating engaging multimedia experiences

The Learning Media Team exists to create engaging and high-quality multimedia to enhance student learning and the Miami experience. The Media Team provides three levels of multimedia services: course- or program-related, extended services, and special projects.

Learn more about Learning Media

Innovation

Learning Innovation

Igniting sparks of learning innovation

The Learning Innovation Team takes a faculty-centric approach to learning innovation and seeks to support faculty by strategically partnering with them as they research and practice new and creative approaches to teaching and learning. The team administers various project and research grants, faculty fellowships and other opportunities provided by the department for faculty to explore new educational terrain.

Learn more about Learning Innovation

Technology & Support

Learning Technology & Support

Partners in instructional technology and student support

A variety of technology is utilized in teaching and learning across campus. Faculty, staff, and students have a variety of needs when it comes to using educational technology effectively. This team serves these needs across the university by coordinating with various units to ensure we are using leading educational technology, supporting its implementation and adoption, and supporting its use. 

Learn more about Learning Technology & Support

Effectiveness

Learning Effectiveness

Our office strives to enhance the Miami experience by ensuring the overall effectiveness of online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced learning. We can help programs assess how they utilize eLearning to improve their programs' outcomes. At a course level, we promote the use of quality standards to guarantee all online offerings contain the same academic quality that our undergraduate, residential students experience. Additionally, our office is involved with accreditation, state authorization, and other processes that allow digital and innovative learning to be as effective as possible. 

Learn more about Learning Effectiveness

Global & Lifelong

Global & Lifelong eLearning

With Miami’s strong reputation for global learning, eLearning is a partner that harnesses its liaison focus with divisions/departments to help them consider extending their offerings beyond the United States. eLearning can help foster the development of global partnerships with international universities to offer new degree programs. By coordinating with Global Initiatives, eLearning can help create innovative new initiatives, collaborations, and opportunities that do not exist yet but intersect both global and digital learning. eLearning can work with others to help create new lifelong digital learning opportunities for alumni from Miami University of any of its colleges. 

Learn more about Global & Lifelong eLearning

Online

Online Learning

Developing an online program can be an exciting journey for any academic department and faculty. There are many benefits to developing an online program. Explore the pillars of online program development, as well as a development timeline and ways to get started.

Learn more about Online Learning

Staff

  • Ryan Baltrip, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives
  • Ben Kitchen, Administrative Assistant

Instructional Design & Technology Specialists

  • Elizabeth Farrar
  • Cynthia Govreau
  • Anthony Jones-Scott
  • Tom Luo

Video Production Specialists

  • Ben Hartman
  • Rachel Valerio

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