Contact Information

Education & Technology Innovation Support

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

ETI Office

Located in D 1001

(301) 295-3343

Quick Tip

Wondering how to use the Sakai LMS? On the ETI’s Resources page, you can view Quick Reference Guides to help you get started with Sakai.

Mission Statement

The ETI Support Office partners with USU faculty to incorporate innovative technologies and instructional techniques into courses in ways that advance course learning objectives. Instructional design and educational technology specialists at the ETI help faculty identify appropriate and effective ways to engage learners in courses and enable learners to take an active role in learning.

The ETI team designs instructional techniques and develops educational technology for use in face-to-face courses, partners with faculty members to design or redesign courses and course materials for distributed learning (DL) purposes, and conducts research and provides professional development opportunities for faculty members.

History of the ETI

In the summer and fall of 2006, the Ad Hoc Academic Computing Committee (ACC) at USU produced a report entitled “A Vision for Academic Support at USU,” which included findings that faculty at USU would benefit from an organization that could provide support in the development of teaching materials as well as teaching practices.

USU established the ETI in the fall of 2006 to support its efforts in using technology to enhance resident student learning, meet the needs of learners who are not located on campus (such as students in clerkships and residencies), and expand the reach of USU's programs.

The ETI was established under the guidance of Captain Jane Mead, who was then the Director of Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals (CHE), and Dr. Dale Smith, who was then the Interim Senior Vice President of USUHS.

ETI Directors:

Period of Directorship
CAPT Jane Mead, Director of CHE
Dr. Dale Smith, Interim Senior Vice President of USU
BG (ret.) William Bester, Vice President for Distributed Learning
Dr. Dale Smith, Senior Vice President of USU

ETI services are provided to the members of the University by Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) staff under contract.