The Center

is characterized by a culture of innovation and experimentation that works in a team-orientated environment with staff cross-trained in multiple skill sets.

We are a small organization of 20+ full-time staff which include those who are highly technical and those with a strong instructional design focus. We maintain our own technology housed in two separate data centers that use current cloud-based technologies.

The Center maintains a seven-day-a-week Help Desk, providing support based upon project needs. Our support ranges from providing simple support (login and passwords) to support for the more complicated instructional projects.

The products we develop use responsive web design techniques, and deliver content to meet the web accessibility needs related to Section 508, W3C’s WCAG guidelines and the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (2007).

The Leadership Team

Paul Sweet

Margaret Taylor
Associate Director of Business Operations

Joe Ryner
Associate Director of Technology

Brice Shake
Art Director

The Development Team

Ashour Aziz
IT Support

Matt Baker
Web Developer

Vasudha Doppalapudi
Application Developer

Jacob Dyer
Application Developer GA

Russell Glaue
Enterprise Technology Engineer

Pramod Paul Kusuma
Application Developer

Kelly LeMaire
Graphic Designer

Ethan Massie
Application Developer

Divya Uppala
Application Developer

Joel Wetzell
Application Developer

David Zazeski
Application Developer

Our Instructional Design, Support and Training Team

Emma Formhals
Support Desk

Nancy Heuer-Evans
Curriculum Coordinator

Brandon John
Project Manager, Trainer

Hayley Jones
Support Desk

Irving Kwong
Support Desk and Video Producer

Amy Randall
Instructional Designer, Support Desk and Trainer

Audrey Swedell
Administrative Support

CAIT's History

CAIT has a 26-year history working in distance education and instructional development.

Beginning in 1988 with satellite-based technologies operated from its own satellite uplink, to instructional CD-ROMs, its own Direct TV and Dish channels, and web-based learning and data systems; CAIT has both led and followed trends in the utilization of instructional technologies.

In 1996, CAIT was recognized a center by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The mission has evolved over the years with a current focus on developing, deploying, and supporting online learning systems and applications for educational entities, businesses, public agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.

Since 1996, CAIT has worked on a variety of online systems, both instructional and data, for a broad range of clients including Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits and governmental agencies.

CAIT's Clients

CAIT has worked with a variety of governmental entities, non-profits, education units, and businesses. Most clients have an ongoing relationship with CAIT that is sustained by a sense of trust and honesty, open communication, and individualized services. The following is a partial listing of organizations we have partnered with over the years:

  • Illinois Attorney General's Office
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Century Network
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Maryland Department of Labor and Licensing
  • Minnesota Workforce Council Association
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • Pacific Resource for Education and Learning - National Education Lab
  • Penn State University, School of Medicine
  • Philadelphia Public Schools
  • University of Illinois
  • Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Washington DC Child and Family Services Agency
  • Abbott Labs
  • American Prison Data Systems
  • Edovo
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Metra Railroad, Chicago
  • Mindfire Communications