The IDEA Shop supports faculty, staff, and students in exploring and implementing technology to further the academic mission of Boise State. We do so by promoting relationships, pedagogy, and tools that empower the individual and challenge the status quo.
An organizational unit within the Center for Teaching and Learning, Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA Shop) provides consultations, training, faculty development opportunities, and programs addressing effective strategies for teaching, learning, and assessment. The IDEA Shop’s instructional design consultants serve as liaisons to academic departments, assisting them with identifying and meeting the needs of faculty and students using technology to teach and learn. In addition, the IDEA Shop houses the Online Testing Center.
The IDEA Shop works closely with Learning Technology Solutions (LTS), a unit housed in the Office of Information Technology that provides coordination, management, and advanced technical support for instructional technologies such as Blackboard, screen capture, and student response systems (“clickers”). Together, the IDEA Shop and LTS seek to enhance the faculty and student experience in engaging with instructional technologies. Their efforts are guided by advice and oversight from the Technology for Learning and Teaching Group, a committee formed to promote effective and strategic technology decisions.