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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.

Open Education Week - MC Open Initiative

Open Education Week Logo Small Montgomery College, through its MC Open initiative, is celebrating Open Education Week March 27-31. The goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness about the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.Montgomery College is offering more than 200 sections of courses that have zero textbook costs, reducing the cost of education to students.

Spring 2017 workshops for MC faculty can be found by clicking here.Throughout the week, various fun facts on open educational resources will be posted to celebrate Open Education Week.

Dr. Caroline Toscano Elected Vice President of the MCAPD

Caroline Toscano PhotoCaroline Toscano, faculty professional development manager of ELITE, was elected Vice President of the Maryland Consortium of Adjunct Professional Development (MCAPD) for 2017.

Dr. Toscano and the MCAPD Committee are responsible for organizing the annual MCAPD Conference and supporting the professional development needs of adjunct faculty in Maryland.

If you are interested in knowing more about MCAPD, please contact her at

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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