Vickie S. Cook, Ph.D., named director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service
Dr. Vickie Cook has been selected to be the new director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service . Most recently, she has served as the Associate Vice President for Innovation and Technology at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. She will begin effective September 16, 2013, pending University of Illinois Board of Trustees approval.
Vickie Cook succeeds the founding director of the Center, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning Ray Schroeder who says, “We are delighted that Vickie Cook accepted our invitation; she is an outstanding leader in the field of technology-enhanced learning. Vickie has the abilities and expertise that make her an ideal person to lead the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service. I know that the Center will continue to lead in innovation and quality in online learning under her leadership. “
Dr. Cook has launched seven online programs at Greenville over the past three and a half years. She returns to UIS where she served as Visiting Assistant Professor in 2006-2007 and Assistant Professor 2007-2009 before leaving for Greenville College as Dean of the School of Education and Director of Online Learning. She accepted the Associate Vice President for Innovation and Technology position in 2012.
Previously, Cook served as Dean of Continuing Education and University Alliance at Kaskaskia Community College from 2001-2006 where she had also been Director the of Career Development Center (1999-2001), Adult Education Specialist and Assistant Literacy Director/Family Literacy (1992-1999).
The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service is the recipient of many national awards for excellence in online learning. The center has launched two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – eduMOOC: Online Learning Today and Tomorrow, and the Emancipation Proclamation: What Came Before, How It Worked, and What Followed. The Center is engaged in research on the pedagogy and quality outcomes of MOOCs, predictive analytics reporting, and community college degree completion online.
Cook holds the Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Capella University; the M.S. in Education, also from Capella; and the Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois University.