What is CTEL?
CTEL supports faculty, departments, and programs interested in innovation and effective practice in technology-enhanced learning
environments, whether that be face-to-face, hybrid, or online learning. CTEL also provides academic advising support for students in fully online programs. The CTEL team offers a variety of services:
CTEL Workshop Series – CTEL workshops focus on topics such as course design strategies for the non-traditional learner and the use of emerging learning technologies in on-campus and online courses, and are open to all faculty and staff. Please visit https:// usm.maine.edu/ctel/workshop-series
Faculty Grant Programs – Our grants are designed to support innovation and effective practice in technology-enhanced online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments.
Online Student Services – Our particular focus is the non-traditional learner. Online student advising works closely with the full advising team and with online students to ad vocate for and support the success of fully online students.
Individual Consultations – CTEL Learning Designers provide regular and on-going training and support to faculty in the following areas: online/hybrid course development, faculty development, educational technology support services, and applied research and development of learning technologies.
Online/Hybrid Program Consulting – CTEL works with individual faculty members to design or redesign their courses for online or blended
delivery. In addition, we can work with departments interested in moving existing online programs to fully online or hybrid approaches and to discuss the various considerations involved in planning for a successful online or hybrid program.
The CTEL team consists of Rucha Modak and Pieter Tryzelaar, who are both Learning Designers; Mindy Hull, Online Academic Advisor; and Paul Cochrane, Director of Online Teaching and Learning. If you haven’t seen our new offices, please stop by and say hello!