Mission & Vision

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Instructor Paula teaching Accessibility Purpose: To promote research on eLearning involving faculty and students and focused on student-driven examination of the central technical and learning questions of our time.

Goal: To establish the findings on eLearning as a distinct body of knowledge and to serve as a connection point for critical thought in the field.

Rationale: Trends in e-Learning have gained importance and prominence within higher education, but the speed of adoption has out-stripped the pace of research on best practices in this burgeoning field.

Participation: CIEE will leverage the interests and expertise of academic and support units on and off campus to enhance current technology initiatives within UMass Boston and bring together research activities of the five campuses within the University of Massachusetts system.

Activities of the Center: CIEE initiatives will include support for basic research, the development of new design tools and products, the creation of instructional design models, and a commitment to accessibility and usability. The center will publish an online journal, maintain a public-access database, and host an annual conference to disseminate research findings.