Posts By: Anna Kruse

Online-Only CCT Course Launches Fall 2014

Professor Martin Irvine’s online-only CCT course, “Key Concepts in Technology and How to Use Them,” is slated for a fall 2014 launch. CNDLS is providing instructional design and other project development support. Funded by the second round of the Provost’s ITEL grants, Professor Irvine’s course is the first online-only, for-credit course in the CCT program…. Read more »

Fostering Partnerships for Innovation

CNDLS has recently partnered with Remark to pilot video annotation in several technology-enhanced learning projects taking place at Georgetown. One such project is the use of video annotation in GeorgetownX courses and in particular in Globalization: Winners and Losers. Globalization: Winners and Losers will next be offered as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on… Read more »

Adam Rothman’s History Students Map the Underground Railroad

In this post, CNDLS Graduate Associate Caitlin O’Leary reports on a mapping project conceptualized by Professor Adam Rothman (History) that deepened engagement in his history class. Last spring, Professor Adam Rothman, an Associate Professor in Georgetown’s History Department, decided to teach History 286: Slavery in North America a little bit differently than usual. Professor Rothman… Read more »

The Making of the MOOC: Georgetown joins edX with Globalization’s Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries

In this guest blog post, Globalization course teaching assistant Emily Cheung describes the exciting process of developing Georgetown’s first massive open online course (MOOC), which will launch on October 1. 96 ounces. That’s 96 ounces of coffee at every MOOC filming, with all the fixings to satisfy even the pickiest of coffee drinkers: sugars (the… Read more »

Presenting Pegasus at ELI

Earlier this month, four of us attended ELI 2012 in Austin, Texas.  During our session entitled Social Media ePortfolios, we unveiled Pegasus, a tool we are currently developing here at CNDLS. Matthias framed our presentation by pointing out the power that learning spaces have in shaping the sorts of interactions that happen inside them.  While his… Read more »

Recap from AAEEBL Southeast

Last week, a colleague and I attended the AAEEBL Southeast conference on ePortfolios. Scholars and teaching professionals from colleges across the east coast and beyond were in attendance, with many presenters and attendees representing the FIPSE-funded Connect to Learning project. I am currently working on some recommendations, inspired by the conference, for us to take on to provide richer support for ePortfolios.

About Digication ePortfolios

As the semester gets underway, we’d like to draw your attention to Digication, an enterprise ePortfolio tool that we are currently piloting. We have completed the process of connecting Georgetown LDAP authentication with Digication, so users are able to sign on easily with their Georgetown credentials.

Migrating blogs to a new server

For the past four and a half years, Georgetown Commons blogs have been hosted on a server that, while sufficient, is starting to show its age.  With the help of UIS and the Scholarly Systems Group, we are preparing to migrate all blogs to a new set of servers, which we anticipate will lead to… Read more »

ePortfolio Ideas: Assessment

Although our conversations about our ideal ePortfolio tool have been focused on the library piece, I’ve given the design of the assessment piece (piece #3) a first attempt at brainstorming.