CELT Learning Technologies staff can assist with a wide range of questions related to the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. Help is available in four general areas:
Traditional Face-to-Face Courses
We can help you look at a conventional face-to-face course, either an entire course or a course component as small as a single learning activity, to see if technology can help you teach more efficiently and effectively.
If you wish to implement online resources and learning activities to supplement a face-to-face course, we can assist you in developing an appropriate strategy and designing online resources and activities that complement in-class teaching and learning.
Distance and Online Learning
Teaching a course entirely online presents challenges as well as opportunities. We can help you convert an existing course to one in which teaching and learning is entirely online. CELT Instructional Design staff can help you draw on research-based best pratices for distance education—and leverage existing and emerging technologies to create an effective, engaging online course.
Grant Proposal Consultation and Participation
Many grants and contracts developed at ISU involve the purchase, development, or use of instructional technology. CELT Learning Technologies staff can help you think through project conception, proposal writing, and then support their development if funding is received. Our expertise is available to provide you with accurate specifications, budget estimates, staffing requirements and production timelines. We can also link you with potential campus partners or provide references for appropriate learning theories and design methodologies.
Contact CELT Learning Technologies: 515-294-5357
U.S. Department of Education (2009). Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning:
A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies.
The National Center for Academic Transformation (2005). New to Course Redesign?
Here's a list of recommended reading to get you started.
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (2009). A·P·L·U–Sloan National Commission on Online Learning:
Online Learning as a Strategic Asset.