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Welcome to the Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE

E-learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence ELITE Logo SmallThe E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) team is committed to providing excellence and leadership to the diverse MC community in the areas of instructional professional development, learning technology support and college-wide academic initiatives. We hold ourselves accountable to seek and provide practical, innovative solutions to enhance the learning experience of faculty, staff and students.

If you are looking for information on online teaching, please select E-Learning. For technology resources, please go to Innovation. For information such as New Faculty Orientation, please go to Teaching Excellence.


Photo of Faculty Talking During Workshop Medium​Register Now for the ELITE Saturday Conference - October 25, 2014!

Click here for the descriptions of the workshops.

MC Faculty (part-time and full-time) are invited to attend the ELITE Professional Development Conference!

The theme of the conference is: The Emerging Classroom: What's New, What's Next. A series of 50-minute workshops will focus on innovative pedagogical practices to promote student success.

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:30am - 12:30pm , Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CM 211

We look forward to a great event that showcases our faculty's innovative ideas and practices.

For more information, please contact ELITE Instructional Designers: Carol Annink or Carol Moore

To Register:
1. Login to your My MC - - and click on the "Training & Dev" tab
2. Click "Visit MC Learns" and click "Teaching and Learning" under Pedagogy/Instruction
3. Find your workshop and click "Enroll" at the top right corner of the page. Done!


Invitation to attend the “Introduction to Open Educational Resources” Workshop, October 21, 9am-3pm

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Are you concerned about the costs of textbooks for students and improving access to learning materials in your course? Would you like the opportunity to fit the textbook you use to your course instead of being forced to make your course fit the textbook? Are you interested in having more control and choice over the materials you require in your classes? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please consider joining us for an Introduction to Open Educational Resources.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to collaborate with national experts from Lumen Learning and your USM colleagues to learn more about what open educational resources (OER) are all about and debunk some of the myths. For example, are you aware that a growing number of OER are peer reviewed using the same process that publishers use? And that many open texts can be printed at a nominal cost for students who prefer a paper-based version? [ CLICK HERE TO VIEW WORKSHOP FLYER]


Submit a Proposal & Register Now for MDLA Fall Event!

2014 MDLA Fall Event: Learning and Using Tools of the Trade
The Maryland Distance Learning Association seeks proposals focusing on teaching distance educators new and relevant tools, tips, and applications that enhance and improve distance teaching and learning. Sessions that focus on hands-on learning using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices are encouraged.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. AACC, Arundel Mills Campus. To submit your proposal, please go to [ CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER ]


iStream Subscription

Looking for professional development 24/7? The League for Innovation in the Community College’s iStream is a web-based, multimedia portal where faculty, administrators and staff can access videos, articles, publications and learning programs. In addition, iStream provides access to League conference presentations, services, partnerships and collaborative communities. For example, July’s focus is on Pathways to Completion and includes access to presentations and articles on this theme. Access to iStream is free for Montgomery College employees. Follow these simple directions to create your account:

Go to, Click on “Create Your iStream Account”, In the next window, select Montgomery College from the dropdown menu, Enter your first and last name and college email address, Click “Submit”. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on logging in and creating your password. CLICK HERE for details about what you have access to through the iStream subscription. 


Share Your Idea For A Workshop - Submit Your Proposal 

Do you have an idea for a workshop? Then go to our I Have An Idea For A Workshop - Professional Development Proposal Form and share your workshop idea with ELITE!


Need Help With Video Captions?

Closed Caption Image TinyMany faculty work with videos for their online classes. As required by law*, videos must have transcript and/or caption available. Any faculty/staff who wants a private walkthrough on how to use Camtasia or YouTube's Auto Caption feature please contact Nghi Nguyen at, or by phone at x1953, to set up a date and time. Click on Training and then Video Captioning for more information on workshops that ELITE offers at the College on creating captions for videos.

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