Facilitating Learning with Technology

Teaching with technology can deepen student learning by supporting instructional objectives. However, it can be challenging to select the “best” tech tools while not losing sight of your goals for student learning.  Once identified, integrating those tools can itself be a challenge albeit an eye-opening experience.

The term “technology” refers to advancements in the methods and tools we use to solve problems or achieve a goal. In the classroom, technology can encompass all kinds of tools from low-tech pencil, paper, and chalkboard, to the use of course management tools or high-tech tablets, online collaboration and conferencing tools, and more. The newest technologies allow us to try things in physical and virtual classrooms that were not possible before. What you use depends fundamentally on what you are trying to accomplish.

CELT is here to help you (novice, expert, and everyone in between) find creative and constructive ways to integrate technology into your class. If you are looking to flip your class, make use of Canvas, or simply want to experiment with some new instructional technologies, we can help.

To arrange an appointment or consultation, call CELT at 515-294-5357 or email celt@iastate.edu.

Canvas Training and Beyond

Canvas is the Learning Management System used by faculty, staff and students for course administration at Iowa State University. It is most known for its

Choosing Your Technology

The list below highlights technology tools commonly used to promote student learning across a variety of disciplines. The aim of the list is to help

Getting Started with Technology

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 17 (written by CRLT’s Erping Zhu and Matt Kaplan) of McKeachie’s Teaching Tips, 14E.  From McKeachie/Svinicki. © 2014

Teaching and Learning with Top Hat

Top Hat is an interactive, cloud-based teaching platform that leverages student’s mobile devices to increase in-class engagement and get real-time feedback. Visit the Top Hat

Where to Go for Support

Learning technologies continue to change rapidly. These tools have a high potential for supporting student learning in creative and innovative ways when properly aligned with