Posts Categorized: Featured Blogs

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 »

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 »

Maps Blog Creates a Collective Experience

While blogs have become a mainstream approach to document and share student comprehension and reflection, the undergraduate course The Contemporary African City, taught by Professor Rodney Collins, used WordPress (with a Google maps plugin) to curate and display information in a compellingly different way.

Working World Blog: An Interview with Author Mark Overmann

We recently interviewed Mark Overmann, Director of College Communications at Georgetown and co-author (with Sherry Mueller) of a recently published book Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development. Working World captures the intricacies of evolving careers, mainly in the field of international affairs.  Mark has chosen to employ a blog as a way… Read more »

Thesis Blog Update: Jacqueline Klingebiel’s “Hyperpolitics 2008”

We interviewed Jacqueline Klingebiel, a second-year CCT student, last semester about her thesis blog entitled “HyperPolitics 2008: Adding the Public Back Into the Conversation.”  In order to track her progress using the thesis blog feature, we got an update from Jacqueline on how the blog is coming along. Jacqueline is now in the final stages… Read more »

Digital Commons Kicks off Spring Semester With 23 New Blogs

The Digital Commons developers are gearing up for a productive semester of classroom blogs this semester. With 23 new blogs requested by staff members, the developers anticipate the progress of the blogs’ usage in the classroom and the feedback of students and staff on their addition to the classroom setting. The new range of blogs… Read more »

Boccaccio Blog a Success in the Italian Classroom

Professor of Italian Dennis McAuliffe elected to use a blog in his Boccaccio class this semester–a class in the Italian Department which studies in detail the works of Giovanni Boccaccio in translation. In an interview with Professor McAuliffe, he expressed that the students have been extremely responsive throughout semester with their blog posts. Deciding to… Read more »

Faculty Find Uses For Blogs in All Disciplines

We’re pleased to announce that the Digital Commons blog tool is going strong. During this fall semester alone we have 13 faculty members who have created blogs for their respective classes in a wide variety of disciplines. Ranging from theology to English, from CCT to the School of Foreign Service, blogs are being employed across… Read more »