ITGC Education Committee

Recommendations for Teaching with Technology

The Basic Principles for Teaching with Technology Subcommittee of the ITGC Education Committee convened regularly starting in the Fall semester of 2013 to research and recommend basic principles for teaching with technology to support UIC teaching faculty by providing information about available teaching tools and best practices for integrating these tools into teaching. Comprised of teaching faculty, administrators and instructional designers from multiple campus units, the subcommittee researched best practices for teaching with technology. This research included literature searches and investigation of model teaching and learning websites at peer universities. The subcommittee’s work culminated in a recommended set of Basic Principles for Teaching with Technology. The basic principles were endorsed by the membership of the ITGC Education Committee and the ITGC at large, and shared as a poster session at the 2014 TechTeach 2014 Forum.

Choose any of the Basic Principles below to find resources regarding this principle.
























Original Bibliography:  Works consulted in developing basic principles for teaching with technology.

ITGC Basic Principles Poster: A Visual representation of Basic Principles for Teaching with Technology presented at the TechTeach 2014 conference.

General Resources: 

  • Hybrid Pedagogy.
    • A open-access, peer-reviewed journal that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy and “seeks to investigate and interrogate technological tools to determine their most progressive applications.”
  • Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University (2006). Course design tip sheet.
    • This tip sheet offers useful suggestions for planning and teaching courses, applicable to traditional and online environments. This document is particularly useful for its ability to consolidate many important lessons about instructional design in a single page.
  • EDUCAUSE Library.
    • Clearinghouse for information on and research on topics relating to technology and higher education Examples of topics covered include assessment, competency based education (CBE), and student success.
  • ProfHacker: Teaching, Tech and Productivity.
    • Blog published by the Chronicle of Higher Education which often highlights current books, studies, blogs and projects related to developments developments in higher education and technology.
  • UIC Innovation Center. (2012). Technology and Education Final Report. Commissioned by the UIC IT Governance Council Education Committee.
    • This report presents results of qualitative research designed to provide a “portrait” of UIC students’ use of and experience with technology in support of their education. Students’ desire to be more connected with professors and other students was expressed.


  • Max Anderson, Instructional Designer, Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Annie Armstrong, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Teaching & Learning Services, Daley Library
  • Kate Aument, Instructional Designer, College of Pharmacy
  • Valerie Prater, Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Services