Posted on: February 3, 2015

VFF: Teaching Online: Design, Delivery, and Management

VFF: Teaching Online: Design, Delivery, and Management

The School of Education at Virginia International University welcomes all to join us for an upcoming event in our Voices from the Field speaker series: a presentation entitled Teaching Online: Design, Delivery, and Management by Gorky Cruz, Director of the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research
at American University

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Location: Waples Mill Conference Room, 11200 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Our guest speaker will share his expertise in teaching online in distance and hybrid environments, illustrating best practices in the design, delivery, and management of online courses, and explaining how to prepare for the transition from face-to-face to online teaching and learning.

Gorky Cruz is the Director of CLEAR (the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research) at American University. He has a BA in Romance Languages and an MA in Hispanic Literature from The City College of New York (CUNY), an MS in Applied Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University, and an MA in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University. Previously, he served as a Senior Administrative Officer and Project Coordinator at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown, where he also worked for several years in the Language Learning Technology Center. He has taught both French and Spanish as foreign languages, and his interests include language acquisition, translation, interpreting, and the role of technology in facilitating and enhancing language instruction.

This event is open to all VIU students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the surrounding community.

To learn more about participating in Voices from the Field, please contact Kevin Martin (Associate Dean of the School of Education) at, follow us on social media @SEDatVIU and @TESOLVIU, and visit the School of Education’s website at!

Many of our previous sessions have been recorded and are available through our website here and here.