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Learning technologies are always evolving.

Students engaged with a variety of computing devices

Next.IU focuses on serving the needs for digital education, including flipped, hybrid, and fully-online classes.

As students evolve, so do the systems and tools that shape the way we engage, educate, and inspire them. That's where Next.IU comes in.

This program works to discover what might be next for teaching and learning technologies at Indiana University. The Next.IU evaluations do more than explore the latest trends. They investigate the tools and approaches that best support IU's pursuit of excellence in the classroom and beyond.

Help us explore the next generation of teaching and learning technologies at IU.




The evolution

1992 IU begins evaluating commercial course management systems
1998 IU develops Oncourse; pilot testing begins in 300 courses
1999 Oncourse available for all courses at IU Bloomington and IUPUI
2002 Oncourse usage grows to 65,000 unique users across all IU campuses
2005 IU introduces Oncourse CL for pilot testing
2007 Oncourse CL becomes IU's default LMS
2012 IU launches Next.IU pilots
2014 IU selects Canvas by Instructure
as its new LMS and helps co-found Unizin
2015 IU adopts Kaltura and VoiceThread

The process

  • evaluate options Pilots will include multiple open source and vendor-provided products
  • formal research IU will conduct formal research and assessment of pilot outcomes
  • options evolve Software options will evolve based on feedback from faculty and students
  • platform selection IU will base selection on input from learning technology strategy teams

If you'd like to suggest a particular system or tool please let us know. We want to find approaches that a variety of people want to try.

Suggesting a system or tool does not mean it will be added to the Next.IU pilots. We will assess approaches that make sense for the university community as a whole.