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.

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.

Dr. Jessica Nowacki

Jessica C. Nowacki, is an Instructional Designer at Carlow. Jessica received her PhD in English Literature from Duquesne University in 2009. Since then, she has developed a passion for digital humanities, and creating visually and intellectually stimulating learning environments. She teaches and tutors skills writing online.  In her spare time, Jessica enjoys endless cups of cinnamon spice tea, knitting, and playing her guitar.

Anna Mihalega

Anna Mihalega is an instructional designer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from The College of Wooster, a Master of Arts in Popular Culture from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters of Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh.  Before coming to Carlow, she had taught undergraduate popular culture courses, had worked on library digitization projects, and had been a reference and instruction librarian at area universities. She has worked at Carlow since 2008.

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.