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Teaching and Learning Technologies


Teaching and Learning Technologies is the instructional-computing component of Academic Technologies - supporting, empowering and advancing the innovative and evolving use of technology to facilitate student learning.

Instructional Development Center

Instructional Development Center (IDC) is the instructional computing component of Academic Technologies that supports, promotes, empowers and advances the innovative and evolving use of technology to facilitate learning.

The IDC has a staff of educational technologists who offer professional consulting and training to faculty and staff for Purdue's enterprise-level instructional applications, distance education, and course redesign and development, particularly for large-enrollment classes. For more information, visit Teaching & Learning Technology Resources.

Resources include:

  • Consulting and Training: Supports the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning through consulting, workshops and problem resolution, for faculty and students.
  • Innovations in Technology and Learning: Works with instructors to find technology solutions to enhance our teaching and learning experience.
  • Course Development and Design: Helps instructors with course design and development, including creating student-centered learning environments and incorporating instructional technologies in the classroom.
  • Assistive Technology Center: Provides resources to ensure accessible information technology for all students, faculty and staff. 

Other initiatives and services that the IDC provides include:

  • Custom technology training sessions for students, faculty or staff through the Student Training Program, the IDC's staff of student trainers.
  • Services and resources to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their academic goals through the Assistive Technology Center.