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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.

Professional Day Conference 2017 - Seeking Workshop Proposals

ELITE is currently seeking workshop proposals for the 2017 Professional Day Conference which will be held at the Germantown campus on Tuesday, August 22nd! If you would like to present at the conference, please submit your proposal. This year we are focusing on Student Success. Go to the following link to submit your workshop proposal:

The Love of Teaching: A Retreat for All Faculty (click here for the flyer)

ELITE and the Institute for Part-Time Faculty Engagement and Support cordially invite all faculty to this retreat!

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00am – noon
Germantown Campus BE 151

Our featured speaker is Dr. Deborah Stearns, Professor of Psychology. She will discuss the vital importance of relationships among students as well as the faculty-student relationship and how those connections directly impact the success of our students. Join us for a morning of activities designed to refresh, revitalize, renew and re-engage! Continental breakfast provided. 

                                                                                                              2017 love of teaching

The Hub - A Virtual Space for Teaching Resources

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The purpose of the Hub is to serve as an online repository of teaching tips and strategies created by MC faculty, and to provide a virtual space for faculty to discuss innovative teaching ideas. Visit the Hub to read the most recent article on Learning and the Brain and share your thoughts!

MC Instructors Recognized Nationally for Excellent Online Course Design

Quality matters Logo On behalf of Montgomery College and its online students, the Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) would like to congratulate the following faculty members who met standards of excellence in online course design in the Quality Matters (QM) program in Fiscal Year 2016. QM is a rubric of standards and a process whereby online courses are assessed for quality of design. The seven courses listed below are part of the 42 MC courses which have gained this national recognition. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Faculty Showcase: How MC Faculty Use Open Educational Resources (OERs) in Their Teaching

OER Logo Small We want to thank you everyone who attended the How MC Faculty Use Open Educational Resources (OERs) in Their Teaching showcase on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Rockville campus.

Professors Roger Coleman (Music), Alex Hou (Engineering), Bob Carroll (Business), and Bruce Madariaga (Economics) gave presentation on how they use OER in their classes. If you couldn't make it to the event, please watch the video below. You can also visit the Gallery.

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The One Button Studio: Video Production Experience Not Needed!

The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that you can use to create high-quality video projects without having any previous experience with computers, software, lights, or cameras.

Developed by Penn State University, the One Button Studio was designed with faculty and students in mind. This is a unique and automated setup which provides you with a simple alternative for producing a portable high quality video recording very quickly and effortlessly. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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!

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