Posts Categorized: CNDLS

Commons Blogs – Fall 2015

This fall, the Commons team has been busier than ever, setting up nearly 600 new course websites, blogs, and ePortfolios. WordPress continues to impress with its latest upgrade, allowing students and faculty to create great online spaces for their discussions, assignments, and research. One of our newest Commons users is Graham Pitts and his course History… Read more »

A Commons Team Update for Spring 2015

Welcome to 2015! The Commons team has been quite busy setting things up for Spring. Since the first week of the new semester, we have set up over 285 individual sites for professors and students. Over the past 7 years, more and more Georgetown classes are using blogs and ePortfolios for collaboration, discussion, and projects…. Read more »

WordPress Upgrade – 4.0.1

The Georgetown Commons system is now running WordPress 4.0.1. Along with more blue in the dashboard color scheme, you will notice the new media library, easier video embedding, and a text edit window that automatically adjusts as you write. The improved media library provides a more pleasant user experience when adding images to your blog posts:… Read more »

Interlude: A new innovative partnership

We are proud to announce that CNDLS and Gelardin New Media Center have partnered with Interlude, an interactive video platform, to develop and produce fully customized, video-based assessments and simulations. The first CNDLS project, using Interlude, will be a case study simulation featured in the GeorgetownX Terrorism and Counterterrorism MOOC, launching October 1st. In this… Read more »

Teletandem – Student Powered, Internet Enabled Language and Cultural Exchange

Last Friday, October 10, CNDLS, in partnership with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, hosted a lecture to discuss innovative approaches to cross cultural Internet enabled collaboration in language learning titled “Teletandem: Aspects of Curriculum Implementation and Research Perspectives.” Teletandem is a practice of collaborative language learning between pairs of speakers of different languages, facilitated… Read more »

What’s New in WordPress 3.9.1

As of June 27th, Georgetown Commons blogs and ePortfolios run on the latest version of WordPress. This video outlines the major changes: New WordPress 3.9 Smith from I for Ideas on Vimeo. Aside from the usual bug fixes, WordPress 3.9 “Smith” features a few significant improvements in the incorporation of multimedia in blog posts. Photo galleries in… Read more »

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 »

New Site on Tools and Services for Teaching and Learning Now Available

Earlier this month, CNDLS launched a new mini-site under the Teaching & Technology section of its website. This site provides an overview of all tools and services available at Georgetown University that support teaching, learning, and collaboration. The creation of this site stemmed from a shared desire among several departments to have information about Georgetown’s… Read more »

Lubkin and Screen ITEL Project Explores a Flipped Model for the ESL Classroom

Jennifer Lubkin and Andrew Screen have been busy implementing an ITEL project that explores the flipped classroom model in an ESL setting.  In the most recent issue of The Prospect, which can be viewed here, CNDLS highlighted Lubkin’s and Screen’s work; they received Level II funding from the first round of ITEL to flip their… Read more »