Fall 2010: Georgetown Digital Commons by the numbers

As the first month of the new semester draws to a close, we've been digging up the numbers behind blog and wiki use on campus during September and found that many faculty members and students are taking advantage of these digital tools. Approximately 60 course blogs, 300 portfolio blogs, and 6 wikis are actively in use, reflecting a strong interest in exploring how these applications can enhance teaching and learning. The Georgetown Digital Commons team continues to offer both consultations and setups for blogs and wikis, and we're teaming up with the Gelardin New Media Center to provide some exciting and timely workshops during the Fall 2010 semester. On Friday, October 22, faculty interested in "renovating" their assignments should check out Project Makeover: Redesigning Student Assignments. This session will feature staff members from CNDLS and Gelardin reworking the assignments of two professors in an exploration of how small changes can make an assignment more effective. Interested in what else the Digital Commons offers? Join us on Wednesday, November 10, as we host the Digital Commons Open House, a great opportunity to learn about and discuss blogs, wikis, and other Georgetown Digital Commons tools. Mobile app use is growing rapidly, and on Friday, November 19, Mobile Learning: Academic Uses for Tablets, eReaders, and Smartphones will address that growth. This hands-on session will highlight the trends and new products that can make mobile computing a fixture in classrooms of the future.

As the first month of the new semester draws to a close, we’ve been digging up the numbers behind blog and wiki use on campus during September and found that many faculty members and students are taking advantage of these digital tools.

Approximately 60 course blogs, 300 portfolio blogs, and 6 wikis are actively in use, reflecting a strong interest in exploring how these applications can enhance teaching and learning.

The Georgetown Digital Commons team continues to offer both consultations and setups for blogs and wikis, and we’re teaming up with the Gelardin New Media Center to provide some exciting and timely workshops during the Fall 2010 semester.

On Friday, October 22, faculty interested in “renovating” their assignments should check out Project Makeover: Redesigning Student Assignments. This session will feature staff members from CNDLS and Gelardin reworking the assignments of two professors in an exploration of how small changes can make an assignment more effective.

Interested in what else the Digital Commons offers? Join us on Wednesday, November 10, as we host the Digital Commons Open House, a great opportunity to learn about and discuss blogs, wikis, and other Georgetown Digital Commons tools.

Mobile app use is growing rapidly, and on Friday, November 19, Mobile Learning: Academic Uses for Tablets, eReaders, and Smartphones will address that growth. This hands-on session will highlight the trends and new products that can make mobile computing a fixture in classrooms of the future.