eLearning Design Lab
The organizational structure is tied to the roles of participating researchers and staff in implementing the mission of the e-Learning Design Lab (eDL). Inherent in this structure is the underlying responsibility to achieve a self-supporting and sustainable model for the eDL. Central to operationalizing the organizational structure is the manner in which it (1) contributes to the communication and efficiency on the part of participating researchers, (2) accommodates the co-directorship model, (3) enhances efforts to generate support for the work of the eDL, and (4) complements the culture of engaging students.
The organizational structure includes:
- The relationship of the Information and Telecommunication and Technology Center (ITTC) and Center for Research on Learning (CRL) as the founders of the eDL and the affiliation with Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) as a collaborator.
- A co-directorship model with a division of responsibilities based on the respective interests and talents of those in this role.
- A Council of Investigators comprised of PIs and R&D interests related to the mission of the eDL.
- Core staff with defined responsibilities dedicated to the mission of the lab, implementation of the infrastructure, and the efforts of participating researchers.
- A Management Team comprised of the co-directors and core staff with a focus on operations, monitoring of work, and responding to agenda items developed by the Council of Investigators.
- Establishment of standing and/or short-term committees as may be determined by Council of Investigators or co-directors.
- Provision for creating research groups to enhance the development of research and/or development in capacity.
- Appointment of advisory boards to provide input on fulfilling the mission of the eDL and topics of strategic importance.