Established in 2012 by the University of Texas Board of Regents and endowed with $50 million, the Institute for Transformational Learning has a bold mandate:
A catalyst for innovation, the ITL guides development of next-generation programming models, high impact, technology-enhanced pedagogies, and robust data analytics.
Through its leadership of the Shared System Alliance for Distance Education, the System's educational technology consortium, the ITL leverages the strengths of the U.T. System in procurement and contracting, instructional delivery, and educational research.
As the U.T. System's incubator for educational innovation, the ITL has wide-ranging roles and responsibilities. It is:
In one of the first of our foundation partnerships, the ITL, with support from the Gates Foundation, is creating a game-changing student-centered, competency-based platform to support true mastery of skills and competencies, produce exponential gains in student success, and serve as the foundation for transformational programming initiatives across the System, nationwide, and globally.
The ITL is leading transformational, cross-institutional curricular initiatives that are competency-based, industry-aligned, bilingual, and data-driven and that exploit emerging technologies to individualize learning, reduce time to a quality degree, and promote success, especially among students who have historically been underrepresented in higher education.
TEx, our next-generation educational ecosystem, supports students from the moment they express interest in attending the new university through the moment they graduate and gain employment in their chosen career pathways. It provides anytime, anywhere student support, delivers personalized and highly interactive content, remediation, and enrichment, and encourages powerful networking and collaborative experiences among faculty, students and coaches.
Fine-grained data analytics allow our campuses flag students at risk of failure, help faculty personalize instruction, alert students to "toxic" course combinations, and allow administrators to assess the effectiveness of their advising programs and student support services.