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CDLI (Center for Digital Learning and Innovation)

Our services and technologies:


Our Center for Digital Learning and Innovation assists with instructional design, learning technologies, multimedia, accessibility, and copyright needs.

  • Designing and developing online courses since 1997
  • Full-service instructional design
  • Comprehensive educational technology support
  • Multimedia services
  • Copyright and accessibility assistance
  • Extensive quality assurance services
The Team:


Carlow University's online courses are developed by faculty who serve as subject matter experts, and instructional designers who understand the specific needs of learners in a digital environment. Our process in developing quality and engaging learning experiences can be credited to advanced course planning, deep technology skills and continuous iteration for all learning development needs.

Caroline Silver, MS Ed.

Caroline helps support faculty and students in their use of learning technology, specifically helping faculty prepare their classes for online use using our technology tools. Caroline earned her MS in Education in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University. What really drives Caroline is her dream of helping others understand more - about everything. She loves her job because it gives her the opportunity to help faculty use the power of technology to focus their lessons so that students learn better. Her passion for understanding extends into all areas of her life, as Caroline is currently enrolled in Carlow's Masters in Professional Counseling program. Her large family (8 children and even more grandchildren) support Caroline in her work.

Jessica Martin, Ed.D.

Jessica joined the Center for Digital Learning and Innovation team in August of 2018, and since has been promoted to Instructional Designer with the CDLI. In addition to her role in developing digital learning platforms and administering learning technology, Jessica is heavily involved with the Hub for Workforce Development and Innovation, providing students with opportunities to explore upskilling and career options within the Pittsburgh community. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Penn State University, a Masters of Education from California University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate in Instructional Technology and Leadership from Duquesne University.

David Harpine, MEd

David is an Instructional Designer with CDLI at Carlow University.  He received his Master's in Education from the University of South Carolina - Aiken and his Bachelor's in Education from The University of Akron.  Currently he develops courses in Celtic Online, builds Storyline Modules and creates how to documentation for students and faculty.