Digital Learning and Academic Innovations (DLAI)

Texas A&M Corpus Christi adopts e-learning technologies and processes to positively transform teaching methods such that students are fully engaged in learning and do not drop out of courses. In addition, space constraints are relieved by the use of online experiences for students outside of physical classrooms. Online degree and certificate programs are offered that meet the needs of citizens in Texas. And, in the event of a disaster, faculty and students are able to continue the business of education by using online technologies.

Digital Learning and Academic Innovations provides leadership, coordination, management, and support to the e-learning activities of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The office works collaboratively to provide educational opportunities throughout Texas and beyond, provide open learning environments so that learning can occur anytime and anyplace, and distribute faculty knowledge and expertise to benefit society and the economic vitality of the Coastal Bend.

The Approach:

Given our mission, we have adopted a “servant leadership” approach. Our task is to build a shared vision and high level of trust among all stakeholders, administrators, instructors, students, and staff. We make every effort to empower participants to pursue that shared vision, support that pursuit, and provide professional development and other resources when needed. Elements of our culture include empowerment, inclusion, consensus building, collaboration, systems thinking, trust, and transparency.  

Services Provided:

Academic Digital Resource Centers
  • We have created a course in Blackboard that contains helpful information for instructors.  Log into Blackboard using your university credential to take advantage of these resources.

Continuity of Learning 
  • Be prepared in the event of campus closure!

  • We developed resources, guides, and tutorials for both instructors and students to ensure continuity of learning.

  • Access Instructors Guide and Students Guide for the Continuity of Learning.

Individual consultations with instructors
  • Call or email our instructional designers if you have questions regarding your course design, Blackboard, or best practices in distance education.

Online courses and programs development
  • We provide support and assistance to faculty with the development of new programs, a revision to existing programs, or offering of a program online.

Professional Development and Training

DLAI Staff:

Aleyda Cantu-Lee


Dr. Aleyda Cantu-Lee

Director of Digital Learning 
Office: CCH 124 A 
Phone: (361) 825-2131
Alexandra Janney


Alexandra Janney

Assistant Director
Office: CCH 112 A
Phone: (361) 825-2956
Dr. Rinki Suryavanshi


Dr. Rinki Suryavanshi

Instructional Designer II 
Office: CCH 112 D
Phone: (361) 825-6214
Lauran Guerra


Lauran Guerra

Instructional Designer I
Office: CCH 112 E
Phone: (361) 825-3896
Joseph D. Doan


Joseph D. Doan

Instructional Technologies Coordinator
Office: CCH 112 C  
Phone: (361) 825-3865
David Jones


David Jones

I-Create Coordinator
Office: LIB 217P
Phone: (361) 825-2342