Digital Learning and Academic Innovations (DLAI)

Digital Learning and Academic Innovations (DLAI) provides leadership and support services for digital teaching and learning at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The office works collaboratively with our internal and external partners to provide educational opportunities throughout Texas and beyond, so that learning can occur anytime and anyplace, and distribute faculty expertise to benefit society and the economic vitality of the Coastal Bend.


Services Provided:

DLAI oversees digital learning support services in the following areas.

  • Support the development of new programs or revision to existing digital learning programs.
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate faculty training on the effective implementation of pedagogical principles, educational technology, and quality course design for digital instruction.
  • Lead the quality assurance and peer review of digital courses to provide faculty with ongoing feedback and assistance to meet nationally recognized quality standards for the delivery of their digital courses.
  • Provide training and guidelines on how faculty can create accessible digital instructional materials.
  • Research innovative technology and teaching practices to support faculty in optimizing digital teaching and learning experiences.

DLAI offers faculty Instructional Design consultations.

  • Instructional designers are assigned to each college and can guide course design, best practices in digital learning, or effective use of available educational technology.

Faculty & Student Resources Available in Canvas

Faculty and students may login to Canvas to access the following resources related to digital teaching and learning at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi

  • Academic Digital Resource Center - Faculty
  • Undergraduate Digital Resource Center - Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Digital Resource Center - Graduate Students
  • Online Course Design & Instruction Workshop Course*
    • *This course is required for all new faculty and recommended for adjuncts.

Continuity of Learning

The Instructors Guide and Students Guide contains resources and tutorials for both instructors and students to ensure continuity of learning during a campus closure.

DLAI Staff:



Denise Robledo, PhD
Director, Digital Learning and Academic Innovations

Office: O'Connor, 120
Phone: (361) 825-2131

Alexandra Janney

Alexandra Janney, PhD
Assistant Director, Digital Learning and Academic Innovations

Phone: (361) 825-2956


Cynthia Farias

Cynthia Farias
Instructional Designer II
Support for the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Phone: (361) 825-2620

Lauran Guerra

Lauran Guerra
Instructional Designer II
Support for the College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts, & the School of Arts, Media, and Communication

Phone: (361) 825-3896

Dr. Rinki Suryavanshi

Rinki Suryavanshi, PhD
Instructional Designer II
Support for the College of Science and the College of Engineering

Phone: (361) 825-6214