Active Learning in Action
Published Date 
February, 2015
Photo of instructor Maggie Jesse lecturing in a conference room.

A Note from the Senior Director

The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT) debuted on July 1, 2014 when three campus support groups were merged to streamline and improve teaching support for UI faculty and TAs. The new Office now seamlessly provides teaching support from a wide range of services and systems....Read more

Image of students and professor discussing assignments.

Active Learning in Action

In recent years, student-centered, inquiry-guided learning has captured the imaginations of university students, instructors, and administrators in lecture halls, classrooms, and administrative offices. Across the country, courses have been reworked and classrooms redesigned for active learning...Read more

Profile photo of Obermann Graduate Fellow Heather Draxl.

Obermann Graduate Fellow

Heather Draxl, PhD candidate in Language, Literacy & Culture and an OTLT Student Instructional Technology Assistant (SITA), was selected to participate in the ninth-annual Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy. During the Institute, Heather expanded a qualitative study...Read more

Profile of instructor Randy Bass.

4CAST’15 Videos Available

Faculty participants in our annual 4CAST event examine how learning technologies can help engage students and identify the educational potential of new technologies. Videos and photos of 4CAST’15 (“Who is in Control? Students as Creators, Collaborators, and Consumers of their Education”) are now...Read more