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Center for Distance Education & eLearning (CDEeL)

The Center for Distance Education/e-Learning is very busy enhancing the e-learning program for use by traditional and nontraditional AAMU learners both on and off campus. Last year, we were excited to share the news​ that AAMU's first completely online degree program officially was launched just in time for Spring 2013 enrollment! The bachelor's degree in management is admitting students into an all-online degree program which ensures that the entire curriculum—including general education requirements and electives—can be earned from a distance! Check out the AAMU-Online Portal! And we have several additional degrees currently in development!

The CDEeL's two-fold objective is to increase both number and quality of both online courses and the resources needed for faculty course developers to meet that goal. With a full slate of training and workshops coming in 2014, there are myriad opportunities for faculty, staff and students alike to delve into and explore the exciting world of e-learning!


The unique online course certification program assesses the technical, logistical and pedagogical quality of online course curriculum in all areas of academic study. In AAMU's certification program model, faculty peer reviewer/mentors provide support, guidance and incremental formative assessment of the online course being developed prior to its final assessment for certification by CDEeL staff. Faculty peer reviewers/mentors receive specialized training and opportunities for development, opportunities for beta-testing software and hardware and prioritized assessments in the certification process.


We offer a full slate of face-to-face and online learning opportunities through the academic and fiscal year. In addition to scheduled group learning opportunities, Tess Beebe Olten and Everett Alexander are available for departmental, team or one-on-one consultations and professional development on all topics related to e-learning and academic technology.

Finally, the CDEeL provides our e-Bulldog community with an AAMU-Online student HelpDesk. Our graduate assistants are dedicated to assisting the distance learner with navigating all aspects of the AAMU experience for e-Bulldogs around the world who are unable to visit campus. Whether there are questions about finding financial aid or using the Learning Resource Center's online resources, our staff members are on hand to direct the distance learner to the resources they need as quickly as possible.


For more information about the CDEeL and its programs, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:


Tess Beebe Olten

Instructional Design and Media Specialist

Office of Distance Education/e-Learning

Centers for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

300-C Bibb Graves Hall

(256) 372-8673



eLearnista​ blog


• Go to the Banner Course Schedule.

• Choose the term you wish to research.

• Click SUBMIT.

On the next screen, choose the topic areas you wish to research.

   (For multiple choices, option-click on a PC, and command-click on a Mac.)

• Choose "ONLINE" format.

• Choose "Class Search" button.




Tess Beebe Olten

Instructional Design

• (256) 372-8673

Everett Alexander

Digital Media

• (256) 372-4865

300 Bibb Graves Hall

FAX: (256) 372-5971