About Innovative Education

A unit under USF Student Success, Innovative Education is a powerhouse of creativity and collaboration across Tampa, St. Pete, and Sarasota campuses.  Working closely with colleges, faculty, and the Tampa Bay community, InEd creates innovative, student-centered digital content, courses, fully online programs and industry certificates that cater to the needs of today's learners while also addressing workforce demand.  
InEd’s Digital Learning team of learning designers, training and support consultants, multimedia and graphics artists and media producers, partner with faculty to transform courses into dynamic technology-enhanced learning experiences.  We facilitate the advancement of faculty expertise with digital teaching and learning tools through customized support, training, research, pilots, and enterprise implementation. The team works with seasoned pros and new faculty alike, helping them integrate technology into teaching and simply stay up to date with the latest educational trends, technologies, and best practices.  
USF Lifelong Learning comprises four distinct entities and a special partnership with InEd working together to fulfill its lifelong learning strategy. The primary objective of this unit is to expand USF's educational offerings to the community, with a particular emphasis on workforce development and economic growth. Innovative Education's close collaboration with Lifelong Learning's Corporate Training and Professional Education has lead to signficant contributions to upskilling and reskilling the Tampa Bay community and beyond. 
Innovative Education serves as a catalyst to foster innovation, enhance the student experience, cultivate faculty success, create revenue opportunities for colleges, and empower USF to thrive in this transformative era of education. As a result, students of all levels are empowered to excel academically and achieve lifelong success. 

Digital Learning

InEd’s Digital Learning teams on Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota-Manatee campuses encompass expertise in four key areas: learning design grounded in pedagogical principles, cutting-edge video production and multimedia creation for engaging interaction, educational technology integration, and robust facilitation support. This integrated approach ensures the delivery of high-quality online student experiences that foster learner success. 

  • The Digital Learning Training & Support team of consultants boost faculty’s technology integration and teaching skills. Explore our guides, videos, and connect with experts via Live Support. Schedule consultations, get certified to teach online, join live workshops, or enroll in self-paced ones. We're dedicated to your mastery of teaching in a digital environment and using Canvas, Teams, Honorlock, and USF's digital platforms. 
  • The Digital Learning Design teams partner with faculty to reimagine courses in a digital environment. Our approach is an intentional, human-centered process that shifts the focus from content delivery to student-centered learning experiences. The process is informed by ADDIE, design thinking, collaborative problem solving, and sound pedagogical practices. It’s highly personalized and rooted in quality standard research & practice. 
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Lifelong Learning

USF Lifelong Learning comprises four distinct entities and a special partnership with InEd, working together to fulfill its lifelong learning strategy. The primary objective of this unit is to expand USF's educational offerings to the community, with a particular emphasis on workforce development and economic growth. 

Corporate Training and Professional Education 
USF Corporate Training and Professional Education empowers people to craft their future without limits through engaging professional growth learning and certification programs. Its programs focus on an array of topics – human resources, project management, paralegal, process improvement, leadership skills, technology, and much more – that will enrich their professional profile and employability. Its mission is to build a world-class work force in Tampa Bay and beyond through a convenient learning platform, led by expert instructors and industry leaders in an online format. 

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InEd Studios

The award-winning Innovative Education Studios (InEd Studios) multimedia production team partners with USF learning designers, faculty, staff, and administrators to create engaging educational media, including video, photography, animation, and graphic design.  The high-quality content is meant to increase engagement and improve student learning outcomes in blended and fully online courses.  
Additionally, InEd Studios collaborates with a variety of university partners and outside entities to create custom content.  This includes documentary, commercial, animation, and a wide range of projects that push production possibilities to the limit. 
Its state-of-the-art studios include a custom LED volume for virtual production as well as a green screen studio that uses the latest technology in real-time compositing for even more immersive virtual production capabilities. 

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Marketing and Recruitment

Innovative Education’s Communications and Marketing team works with academic units across USF and develops, launches, and manages marketing and public relations efforts for targeted online graduate programs, graduate certificates, non-credit certificates, and professional education programs. 

The Innovative Education Recruitment team serves prospective students looking to learn about select innovative online programs by answering questions about admission requirements and providing guidance during the application process. Its wrap-around services make it easier for program leaders to swiftly make admissions decisions.

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Innovative Education’s Finance and Human Resources team manages personnel and unit operations as well as financial forecasting, analysis, and reporting for a myriad of programs. It assesses the financial viability of new programs, creating financial models and handling program start-up, ongoing analysis, and student billing support. Additionally, the team collaborates across colleges and campuses for Distance Learning audit management. It also ensures compliance with Florida statutes, Board of Governors regulations and USF policies related to distance learning and self-supporting/market rate programs, addressing Board of Trustee and Board of Governors requests. 

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Student Services

InEd's student services team offers personalized student success coaching for specific online programs, playing a crucial role in guiding students throughout their journey in fully online programs, from initial enrollment to degree or certificate attainment. This team also collaborates closely with various student support units at USF to ensure that our online learners receive the necessary assistance through optimized support services tailored for their unique needs. A list of student services can be found here.

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