The University of Iowa and the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology is committed to transforming education and increasing opportunities for student success by supporting projects that improve teaching and learning throughout the university.

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4CAST - Campus Academic Strategies and Technology

The Campus Academic Strategies and Technology (4CAST) event draws faculty members together in January to examine how learning technologies can be leveraged to engage students, to make connections between instructors and support staff, and to identify the educational potential of new technology.Read more
Origins of Life and the Universe students visit the Field Museum to see Sue the dinosaur.

Big Ideas Courses

Big Ideas (BI) Courses are general education courses centered on themes rather than individual disciplines. These courses are team-taught across an array of disciplines, departments, and even colleges.Read more
Course Design Institute

Course Design Institute

In response to COVID-19 and its impact on academia, the Center for Teaching has canceled the on-campus 2020 Course Design Institute. Instructors interested in learning about or refreshing their knowledge of the principles of course design are encouraged to enroll in Cornerstones for Course Design...Read more
Pedestrian view of the Iowa High Trestle Bridge.

Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry

Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry is a partnership between The Obermann Center, Center for Teaching, and Grinnell College to develop humanities-centered collaborations that implement digital technologies.Read more
Screen shot of eTextbook software.

eText Pilot Project

The UI eText Pilot Project was an examination regarding whether electronic textbooks are more convenient and economical for students.Read more
Instructor Meena Khandelwal working with students during class.

Extraordinary Teaching Project

The Extraordinary Teaching Project showcases the rich array of pedagogies and teaching philosophies University of Iowa instructors incorporate into their teaching.Read more
Big Ideas Faculty Learning Community

Faculty Learning Communities

A faculty learning community is a cross-disciplinary faculty group of five or more members engaging in an active, collaborative, yearlong program with a curriculum focus on specific topics about pedagogy in higher education.Read more
Panoramic photo of the main library.

Game-Based Learning Faculty Institute

The Center for Teaching and ITS work with a group of UI faculty members who identify a learning need in their students and look to devise a game to help students address that learning challenge.Read more

Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards

The goal of the ITTA program is to raise the level of teaching and learning at the UI by supporting significant and innovative instructional technology projects that have the potential to directly impact student success and retention.Read more