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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

ELITE Seeks Distance Education Faculty Ambassador

ELITE is seeking nominations for Distance Education Faculty Ambassadors to help full-time and part-time faculty learn more about distance education and improve their courses. Each campus will have a Distance Education Faculty Ambassador who will be appointed for the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 semesters. The appointment carries 3 ESH per semester.

Access the Nomination form for more information -

Faculty Spotlight Series: Chemistry Instructors Find Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Their Students

This is the first in a series of faculty spotlights, sponsored by ELITE. ELITE will continue to spotlight MC instructors who are doing great things in their classes in the coming months. In the spotlight today is Dr. Patricia Takahara, faculty member in the Chemistry department at Rockville, interviewed on September 22 by Buddy Muse, of ELITE.

Access the interview by going to -

Open Education Resources (OER) Learning Community Open Lab

OER Logo Small What is all the talk about open educational resources?

To find out more about Open Educational Resources (OERs) and how to search for, adopt, adapt, evaluate, and create them, come to any one of or more of the OER Open Lab sessions scheduled for this fall. You do need to sign up. At the sessions, you will be able to work at your own pace, with assistance from ELITE. You will also be added to a Blackboard Community site where resources, discussions, and frequently asked questions about OERs will be posted for your review - to be accessed on your time.

This Fall ELITE has scheduled a number of OER Learning Community sessions. Space is limited so please sign up early. The description and the objectives of the labs and program can be found in MC Learns.

Register on MC LEARNS, Click on Schedule of Classes and Events, then select Pedagogy & Instruction.

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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