Center for Educational Innovation

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Center for Educational Innovation

Welcome to the Center for Educational Innovation

The Center for Educational Innovation team provide ongoing professional development and support for Zayed University faculty to enhance student learning experiences. We have significant expertise in all aspects of effective teaching and learning in face-to-face or online contexts.


To empower faculty to enhance learning experiences in ways that are responsive to a dynamic and evolving higher education context.


The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) designs and leads innovations in curricular design and facilitates faculty development programs across the university.

CEI support faculty to advance student learning experiences within the ZU educational context by:

  • Implementing innovations in teaching and learning in both digital and physical spaces.
  • Incorporating a scholarly approach to teaching and learning and helping to ensure integrity and academic rigour.
  • Enabling faculty to reflect critically on their teaching practice.
  • Contributing to an academic community which challenges and critiques current practice.
  • Facilitating the exploration of innovative new ideas in learning and teaching.
  • Empowering faculty to experiment with pedagogical interventions to increase student engagement through research.
  • Providing ongoing technical support and training beyond “Point and Click”.

CEI Key Goals

  1. To empower faculty through ongoing professional development and support to innovate using educational technologies and best practices to enhance student learning.
  2. To provide accredited professional development programs for faculty to enhance teaching and learning.
  3. To mentor faculty in designing innovative pedagogical interventions and in conducting and disseminating applied research measuring impact.
  4. To evaluate and communicate the impact of CEI professional development initiatives.

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