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Digital Learning and Innovation

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Mission and Vision

The Department of Digital Learning and Innovation brings together experts in teaching, technology, and virtual learning to champion innovative and transformational practices that enhance the academic experience of our students and faculty. We work collaboratively to ensure Albright College faculty have the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to deliver accessible, high quality online, hybrid and in-person courses.

The Department of Digital Learning and Innovation is committed to serving the Albright College community by:

  • Inspiring excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and scholarly activities by:
    • Providing expertise in instructional design and development;
    • Developing and supporting innovative teaching and learning environments;
    • Effectively apply current and emerging instructional technologies;
    • Collaborate with Albright College partners and external colleagues;
  • Serving as a model resource for teaching, learning and technology by:
    • Innovative use of scholarly research in teaching and learning;
    • Providing leadership in the innovative use of technology in support of teaching, learning and scholarly activities;
    • Incorporating learning research and best practices in faculty development that promote quality course design and effective integration of technology in teaching and learning;
    • Utilization of Quality Matters to promote and deliver high-quality online course design and facilitation;
    • Providing high-quality, mission-critical services to Albright College
  • Providing work that guided by these values:
    • Excellence in all we do;
    • Collaboration within and beyond Albright College;
    • Innovation to find and apply best practices;
    • Service to the Albright College community;
    • Embraces diversity, equity and inclusion

Meet the Staff

Brian Gall, Assistant Dean

Brian Gall
Assistant Dean for Online and Digital Learning
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26 years of experience in K-12 and Higher Education.  I provide vision, strategic and operational leadership related to
instructional design support and solutions for all academic programs in face-to-face, hybrid and online courses here at
Albright College.

My passion is teaching, helping faculty use new teaching/pedagogical methods to increase achievement of student learning
outcomes and seeing our students succeed not only here, but in life.


Dorothy Hoerr, Instructional Designer

Dorothy Hoerr
Instructional Designer
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20 years of experience in higher education. I work to ensure that our faculty and students are confident in using our
Learning Management System and other technologies to achieve their course objectives.

My passion is helping faculty find innovative ways to create transformative learning experiences for students in any mode
of teaching.


Karen Rodgers, Instructional Designer

Karen Rodgers
Instructional Designer
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Over 30 years of education experience and over 20 years in Higher Education. I work with faculty to integrate different
technologies and resources to create active learning environments.

My passions extend to online learning where I work with faculty to design quality online courses.



The department of Digital Learning and Innovation focuses on the following Five Pillars of Service to the Albright College Community:

Robust System of Training and Professional Development

Best Practices of Course Design and Facilitation

Providing Technology Support and Solutions

Implementation of Quality Matters for all Course Modalities

Innovative Leadership and Communication

Please reach out to anyone on our staff for assistance with any of these five pillars of service.