Ziad Akir, Director of E-Learning
Dr. Ziad Akir is Director of E-Learning at WSCC. He has been the director since 2007. Dr. Akir was an Instructional Technology Systems Manager at the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research at Western Illinois University. He completed his Ph.D. in Mass Communication/Telecommunication in 2006 at Ohio University. Dr. Akir is the end-user and course administrator of the learning management system (Sakai). He is a member of the college-wide continuous improvement team. Recently, he worked with a team of faculty and staff on an online student success Action Project in which they looked at the issues and actions related to retention in and student readiness for online instruction.