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Community of Educational Technology Support (ComETS)

ComETS is an Iowa State University community that promotes dialog and events focused on technology in learning & teaching. ComETS is a university-wide community where ideas and resources can be shared, and debate can occur on future technology directions at ISU. ComETS is open to all interested ISU faculty and staff.

ComETS objectives:

  • Facilitate dialog about learning & teaching technology issues facing ISU
  • Focus faculty needs to help provide direction to technology providers
  • Inform and educate one another about campus technology initiatives
  • Coordinate and provide a periodic learning and teaching technology event for the entire campus community
  • Provide a vehicle to bring national technology issues and trends to the broader ISU community

ComETS has established a listserv to promote and maintain dialog about educational technology at Iowa State. We also share news and publicize events related to educational technology. Any interested faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to participate.


Highlighted Resources  

2015 Horizon Report

The 2015 Horizon Report describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.   Read More

Audience Response Systems at ISU

Central technology support staff recently partnered to assess the current Turning Technologies ARS solution and to gain an overview of the current ARS market. We did this to help identify solutions that could meet the current and future needs of ISU faculty, students and academic support staff. Soon, we will be looking for participants to pilot some of the solutions identified in this report and any we discover during the upcoming RFI process.   Read More