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Register by Friday, Oct. 13, to join us at ICON Day.

Hear from Thomas Tobin, an internationally recognized scholar, author, and speaker on technology-mediated education, at ICON Day 2023. Join the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology on Friday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the International Ballroom to explore strategies to integrate technology, learn about campus resources, and interact with peers.

Tobin, PhD, MSLS, PMP, MOT, CPACC, will present an interactive keynote on practical techniques to implement all 31 universal design for learning (UDL) checkpoints. You’ll leave with actionable strategies to re-frame access and inclusion conversations and use-them-now resources to learn more about UDL checkpoints and how to apply them.

The event, designed to promote excellence in teaching and learning through the effective use of instructional technology, will feature presentations from UICapture (Panopto), Gradescope, and Instructure, which powers ICON. OTLT Research and Analytics will demonstrate the Course Activity Insights, a new tool that leverages ICON data, and introduce other ways they support instruction at the university.

ICON All Stars

We’ll also honor the first-ever ICON All Stars Award recipients. This student-nominated award celebrates the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning at Iowa and recognizes an instructor’s commitment to creating an accessible, engaging, and interactive learning environment. A member of the University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government will join us to present the awards.

Registration Open

Whether planning your curriculum, building an ICON site, or engaging students in and outside of class, this event will provide best practices and tools that encourage inclusivity.

Thank you to our campus partners—including the Office of the Provost, University Libraries, the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Distance and Online Education, the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Network, and the Center for Teaching—for supporting ICON Day 2023.

Register by Friday, Oct. 13, to join us at ICON Day.