University of Iowa

In the news: UI to take aim at online lives

December 16th, 2016
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By Elianna Novitch, The Daily Iowan

A program at the University of Iowa is providing collaborative opportunities for teaching, engagement, and learning both on campus and throughout the state of Iowa.

The Theme Semester program picks a topic of importance to focus on in the spring semester and plans a variety of educational activities around the theme. The spring 2017 Theme Semester is Our Lives Online.

“With every Theme Semester, we aim to create an introspective Iowa that can objectively discuss and deliberate topics,” said Erika Christiansen, the director of campus initiatives in the Provost’s Office in an email statement to The Daily Iowan. “Teaching and learning occur both inside and outside the classroom, with the campus and community.

One of the first activities, scheduled for Jan. 17, is a presentation by the UI International Programs’ WorldCanvass that will explore topics related to Our Lives Online with campus and community experts.

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