Articles from February 2024

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Inclusive by Design 9 Tools to Make Your ICON Courses More Accessible

Friday, February 16, 2024
Building ICON courses with accessibility in mind from the ground up means accessibility options can be available to everyone, and students will have an easier time accessing content and completing assignments. The University of Iowa already provides many tools that can help with this.

ICON All Stars Share Strategies for Successful ICON Sites

Friday, February 16, 2024
This fall, the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology asked students to nominate their favorite ICON course sites for the first-ever ICON All Star Awards, an award that recognizes an instructor’s use of technology to enhance teaching and learning at Iowa through ICON course sites.

New Leadership for OTLT Instructional Services

Friday, February 16, 2024
We're excited to announce new leadership in the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Instructional Services. Effective Dec. 1, Dave Long was named director of OTLT Instructional Services, and Vicky Maloy has taken on the role of associate director of OTLT Academic Technologies.

Reaching for the Stars

Friday, February 16, 2024
ICON Day was a stellar event that took place at the IMU International Ballroom on Oct. 20, 2023. From the keynote by Tom Tobin to the first ICON All Star awards for excellent ICON sites, here are highlights from the day.

Composing with Curiosity

Friday, February 16, 2024
Quick, think of a musical instrument! Did a piano or a guitar come to mind? What about a joystick, a flowerpot, a water-filled Mason jar, or a breadbox used to create a sound-filled sculpture? These delightful musical instruments were brought to life by students in the Digital Musical Instruments course and funding from the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards.