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

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

Jessica joined the Center for Digital Learning and Innovation team in August of 2018. She is the Digital Learning & Workforce Development Support Specialist. This role provides her the opportunity to support the Instructional Designers with the collaboration of faculty and staff and Carlow’s learning management system. 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 and a Masters of Education from California University of Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing her educational doctorate in Instructional Technology and Leadership from Duquesne University

Scott Mehall

Scott started working at Carlow University in November, 2015. As a Senior Instructional Designer, he works with faculty to plan and build new courses, create engaging learning opportunities, and assist in faculty training for best practices in online education. As the Workforce Development Coordinator, Scott works in pursuing innovative educational partnerships aimed at upskilling the region’s workforce.

David Harpine

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.

Rachael Afolabi Royes

Rachael started working at Carlow University in 2014. She is an instructional designer, user experience and web applications designer, currently serving as the Executive Director for the Center for Digital Learning and Innovation, and the Hub for Workforce Development at Carlow University. Rachael's background is in corporate training in health technologies, telecommunications, manufacturing, business process analysis, and learning development.