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The Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer (BCAIT) is committed to serving the needs of the faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).  This commitment includes providing the best technology and staff to assist the online teaching faculty with providing quality instruction and course content to students regardless of geographical location by combining the best methods with the latest teaching and technological innovations.

High quality online education programs fit the real-time needs of geographically isolated and non-traditional students.  Online learning is currently helping individuals meet their educational and occupational goals.  Online learning puts the student in the center of the learning experience and gives students greater control over the rate of learning, the time of learning, and access to supplemental materials.  Online learning does not happen spontaneously; it evolves through hard work and dedicated efforts of many individuals.

What We Do

The Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer has a focus on service to and support of educators in helping our online students succeed.  Our professional staff ensure that our online students will be successful as our Vision is:

“Best Experience Every Time.”

How We Help

The Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer helps in a variety of ways.  Whether it is curriculum and accessibility support, lecture capture and delivery, communication and marketing, or recruitment and retention; we are there to serve students and faculty.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer is to be a dynamic center of excellence that contributes to enhancing teaching and learning that enables the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to be a premier provider of online education in Agriculture.

Recent News

November 8, 2017

Each year, AgOnline students are given the opportunity to nominate their online instructors for the AgOnline Teacher of the Year award sponsored by the Brenton Cneter. The criteria are based on evidence of commitment to online education, outstanding teaching, innovative course design and delivery, and contributions to online teaching. This year two (2) of CALS faculty have met the student’s criteria. Dr. Thomas Brumm, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Dr. Kathleen Delate, Professor, Horticulture, will share this honor.

November 1, 2017

Cole Moody has joined the Brenton Center video team as a student staff member. Welcome Cole!

October 1, 2017

Registration for Spring 2018 courses begins on Wednesday, October 18th.  Contact Casey Smith caseys@iastate.edu or Michelle Zander mzander@iastate.edu or call 800-747-4478 to register for AgOnline or GPIDEA courses.  Visit www.agonline.iastate.edu for a complete list of courses.

September 26, 2017

Chuanli “Lily’ Zhou, M.ED. and David DeHass, Ph.D. are new Instructional Development staff working on Canvas migrations. Learn more about them on our People page.

September 25, 2017

The AgOnline website has received a Silver Award to be handed out during the UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar in Washington DC in early December.