Posts Categorized: CNDLS

Kaltman ITEL Project Creates Simulations for Patient Communication

Professor Stacey Kaltman of the Psychiatry Department has been implementing a first-round ITEL project on Enhancing Teaching in Physician-Patient Communication to prepare students for the OSCE, a clinical examination that all medical students must take. After noticing the limitations in current traditional teaching approaches, Professor Kaltman identified online simulations as a strategy to teach both… Read more »

Introducing the Latest CNDLS Innovation: SCORMie

Over the course of the semester, CNDLS has been supporting the 28 faculty projects that were funded during the first funding round of the Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ITEL). As is often the case at CNDLS, one innovation engenders another.  For example, Linguistics Professor Jeffrey Connor-Linton’s Level II ITEL project inspired Assistant Director of Research… Read more »

What’s New and What’s Next from Blackboard

Happy Blackboard Day! Wednesday, September 25th was Blackboard Day at Georgetown University. Representatives from Blackboard were here to talk about Blackboard’s new features for building content, analyzing student performance, and encouraging student engagement. Workshops ran throughout the day to introduce faculty to these new and improved tools and to provide some insider tips as to how they might… 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 »

“Big Data: Educating the Next Generation” recap

In recent years, the use of big data has been fraught with debates and discussions about privacy and potential usages. Not much has been said about education and Big Data, that is, teaching coming and current workforce participants how to analyze big data and manage data teams. On Wednesday, April 3, former TLT fellow Betsy… Read more »

Teaching with Wikipedia

This semester Professor Adel Iskandar (Communication, Culture & Technology) is incorporating Wikipedia assignments into two of his courses: Media & Communication in the Arab World and Embattled Media: Conflict and War Journalism.

MOOC Mania

It seems that new articles and announcements about MOOCs, or “massive open online courses,” are popping up almost daily. We’ve compiled a digest of the coverage we’ve found to be the most interesting and relevant. Please let us know if you’ve come across something useful that we missed.

The Future of Music Summit, 2012

In November, I attended the Future of Music Summit, an annual conference that brings together musicians, policy makers, and technologists to discuss the issues influencing the creation and distribution of music.