Technology is a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners. At Des Moines University, we are exploring innovative approaches and tools that provide learner-centered classroom environments and empower personalization for our students.

Services Provided

  • Application support for DMU tools
  • New educational technology tool selection and review
  • Exam support
  • Media support and development

Education Technology Team

Carlyn Cox, Des Moines University Information Technology Services Carlyn Cox
Director of Educational Technology
Kevin Peck, Des Moines University Information Technology Services Kevin Peck
Educational Application Administrator
Eric Fishback, Des Moines University Information Technology Services Eric Fishback
Classroom Technology & AV Manager

Educational Technology Highlights

Current Projects

  • Upgrading classroom technology hardware
  • Enhancing the functionality of our Integrated Learning Management System

Educational Technology Research and Readings

Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education in Higher Education

The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. This January 2017 supplement focusing on higher education articulates a vision for engaging and empowering learning through technology and provides recommendations for leading and implementing an innovative system of support for all students.

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Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition

The 2017 Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning initiative (ELI). This edition 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 placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges, and detailed in succinct, non-technical, and unbiased presentations. Each has been tied to essential questions of relevance, policy, leadership, and practice. The three key sections of this reports constitute a reference and straightforward technology-planning guide for educators, higher education leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists.

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