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Creating the best learning experience for your specific needs

What should you expect as a PennWest Global Online student? Expect to be engaged, enlightened and successful! Why? Because you will be supported by the Center for Innovation and Instructional Design – a team of expertly trained industrial designers who work behind the scenes to provide you with the best possible learning experience.  

Using evidence-based teaching practices and the latest educational technologies, they partner with our instructors, programs and department leadership to bring creative solutions that meet the diverse needs of all our online students. 

Even though you won’t be in a classroom, you’ll never be alone. You’ll enjoy 24/7 access to technical support, plus an innovative learning experience that goes way beyond textbooks and lectures.

Instructional Designers
Darla Ausel
Director of Center for Innovation Instructional Design
dausel@pennwest.edu
814-393-2593

Jessica Harris
harris_j@pennwest.edu
724-938-5254

Angela Milliren
milliren@pennwest.edu
724-938-5264

Instructional designers make the difference
Our instructional design team members understand best practices in online learning and how to deliver them. They apply relevant emerging technologies to ensure you receive a quality education and are prepared to be on the cutting edge of the workforce. We also have staff dedicated to advancing technology in the classroom to give you the best possible online learning environment.
A student-centered learning environment
PennWest Global Online classes are user-friendly, taking into account all your needs and expectations. Coursework is not just a “cut-and-paste” of classroom lectures. At the Center for Innovation and Instructional Design, we use an intuitive model that creates visual consistency, easy-to-follow navigation and organization. We also meet widely accepted quality standards to ensure all online classes are accessible for all learners.
Faculty support
PennWest Global Online faculty are excited about the many new ways they can deliver their course content to you. The Center for Innovation Instructional Design is here for them too, providing professional development, state-of-the-art instructional design services and new learning technologies that ensure you have an exceptional online learning experience.
You may call it the future of higher education.
We call it PennWest Global Online