IDEAL is the Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning Initiative. Supported by the Provost’s Office and housed in the Rhetoric Department, IDEAL promotes hands-on learning through innovative assignments.
IDEAL works with instructors to devise resources and develop projects that make classroom innovation easier. These projects ask students to engage with communities beyond the classroom by using digital technologies and creating work that endures beyond the semester.
Current IDEAL projects
Find information about all of our projects here.
Technology Check Out
Instructors and students using IDEAL projects may check out audio and video equipment. Contact us well in advance of your need by emailing IDEAL@uiowa.edu. Our Spring 2016 office hours for audio and video equipment checkout are Tuesday 1-3, Wednesday 12-3, Thursday 1-3 (room 1015B LIB).
Please view the document linked below for basic instructions on Tascam audio recorders.
Reserving TILE Rooms through IDEAL
Instructors that have been trained through the PDP TILE sessions may reserve TILE rooms through IDEAL. To do so, email IDEAL@uiowa.edu and include the dates and times needed, the number of students in each section, and your course number.
Follow us on Twitter @idealinitiative for information regarding our events, projects, and more!
Matt Gilchrist, IDEAL Director and co-founder.
Matt is a lecturer in the Rhetoric Department.
Rebekah Walker, Director of Operations
Jared Gach, Project Coordinator
Makayla Steiner, Teaching Assistant