Who is in Control? Students as Creators, Collaborators, and "Consumers" of their Education

Friday, January 16th at 2520 UCC Conference Center

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

The 8th Annual Campus Academic Strategies and Technology (4CAST) event draws faculty together in January to examine how learning technologies can be leveraged to engage students, to make connections between instructors and support staff, and to identify educational potential in new technology.

This event is hosted and organized by ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology and the University of Iowa Libraries.f


2015 Schedule
4CAST'15 Photos are now available courtesy of photographer, Mike Jenn.
The University of Iowa strives to provide a high-quality educational experience for its students. Participation in research and scholarly activities represents an opportunity, uniquely available at research universities, to enhance the overall undergraduate experience.
Randy Bass
Randy Bass is Vice Provost for Education and Professor of English at Georgetown University. For 13 years he was the Founding Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), where he continues as a Senior Scholar for Pedagogical Research.
Historically, classrooms have been fixed facilities, with rows of desks, chairs and a fixed front for instructors. Current classrooms, including those at Iowa are evolving from these standards, becoming versatile spaces with students as users and authors.
Researchers from the Digital Studio for Public Arts & Humanities will present and discuss projects that highlight undergraduate collaborative multimedia research and publishing.
Robots are not just for the movies anymore. Where do groundbreaking robots that transform space, deep-sea exploration, and popular culture get their start? --In the classroom.
Through Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning (IDEAL), Rhetoric students have participated in the University of Iowa Libraries’ crowdsourcing transcription initiative, DIY History.
Are you currently teaching an online class or considering it in the future? How will you get the “feel” of an active face-to-face class in a virtual environment? Join Sarah Vigmostad as she demonstrates the ways she uses tablets and virtual classroom space to get students to collaborate in groups and to take charge of their own learning.
This session presents data on UI student participation in academic learning opportunities outside of class. Findings provide an overview of the different kinds of integrative learning experiences students are engaging in, even when it’s not required for their majors.
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Last year's 4CAST'14 Conference social media gave attendees an opportunity to engage with a wider audience and document their experiences online. The event's twitter hashtag, #UI4CAST14, featured live-tweeting throughout the day's activities. We thank all of those individuals who tweeted and contributed to the dialogue last year.
4CAST ’15, our annual teaching technologies event will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 in 2520 UCC Conference Center 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM.  This event draws faculty and lecturers together to examine how learning technologies can be leveraged to engage students, make connections between instructors and support staff, and ident
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