UCF has been ranked as one of the nation’s most innovative universities. To meet the current and future needs of UCF’s students and faculty, the Division of Digital Learning launched the Pegasus Innovation Lab (iLab).
What is iLab?
The iLab is a program management office that initiates and accelerates strategic institutional level initiatives and innovations in Digital Learning. In collaboration with the UCF faculty, staff, administration, and external partners we strive to maximize our collective impact on student success at scale.
In addition to launching new digital learning initiatives, the iLab partners with CDL subject matter experts by providing a support structure for moving their initiatives forward and scaling up. With complementary skill sets in project management, the iLab team helps initiative owners offload specific tasks such as planning, managing, and reporting, and absorbs some operational overhead to allow the owner to focus on their area of expertise while ramping up efforts. Once the strategic goals have been met, the completed work will remain in the sole hands of the initiative owner while the iLab continues to spotlight their success.
How do we do it?
Within a time-bound partnership, the iLab provides a strategic support structure for CDL Subject Matter Experts or Project Owners to help scaffold project progression from the development stage to achieving collective impact at scale.
- Strategic Planning
- Program Management
- Cultivate Partnerships
- Coordinate Events
For more information, please contact us at iLab@ucf.edu or 407.823.1545.
Dr. Wendy Howard stems from a diverse background in both corporate training and higher education. She completed her undergraduate honors thesis on math and physics and was hired by Full Sail University to design a new degree program and published a textbook. After six years in that program, she transitioned to the corporate world as a technical trainer and eventually supervisor. She continued on to teach at Rollins College as an adjunct professor in both the IT and Communications departments and developed online courses for the School of Technology and Design at Rasmussen College. Returning to higher education at UCF in 2011, she joined the Instructional Design team at CDL and taught as an adjunct for the Nicholson School of Communication. Wendy currently serves as the Program Director for the iLab.
Nicole Stahl received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and is currently working on her Master’s in Instructional Design and Technology in e-Learning, both conducted through UCF. In 2013 she first attended UCF and joined the Webcourses@UCF Support team at CDL as a techical support assistant. After six years, she transitioned to the iLab to serve as the Project Coordinator.