Professor Moustapha Diack is the Chair of the Doctoral Program in Science/Mathematics Education (SMED) and interim Director of Online Learning and Professional Development for Southern University Baton Rouge (SUBR), a member of the Southern University System (SUS) of Louisiana. His research interests at Southern University are in the areas of Instructional Design, cognitive theory of multimedia learning and the strategic planning and deployment of online learning systems to enhance student learning outcomes. Diack has extensive experience in the areas of online learning design and delivery and has played a global leadership role in the areas of Open Education and Open Access. He is recipient of the International MERLOT eLearning Innovation Award 2009. He is member of the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) Faculty Development Editorial Board and Co-Founding Director of the MERLOT Africa Network (MAN), a network of African higher education institutions and digital scholars engaged in the research, development and implementation of open education. At the SUS, Diack oversees the development and implementation of integrated digital library services, the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOL4ed), to facilitate quality online programs development and college affordability through the adoption of open education resources and open textbook. Diack is member of the Louisiana Board of Regents Task Force On Electronic Learning and Past President 2003-2006 of the Louisiana Academy of Science.
GROUP RESEARCH INTERESTS
E-Learning Instructional Design and Assessment, cognitive theory of multimedia learning and the strategic planning and deployment of online learning systems to enhance student learning outcomes. Educational Technology in the K-12 STEM Classroom. Adaptive and Individualized Learning and Analytics.
SYSTEM-WIDE PROJECT LEADERSHIP
Southern University System (SUS) Virtual Library for Education (http://www.suol4ed.org/events.html)
Elearning Consulting with (1) California State University (CSU) Academic Technology Services; Senegalese Ministry of Higher Education and Research/ Senegal Virtual University; Online Learning Consortium (OLC).