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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 »

What’s New in WordPress 3.8

As of January 7th, you may have noticed a few new things on your Georgetown blog’s dashboard. Most of the changes are visual: a new color scheme and simplified administration page offer a cleaner look. If you’ve never used WordPress on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll definitely want to try it out. This upgrade has… 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 »

WordPress upgraded; new privacy settings location

We’ve upgraded the WordPress installation that hosts all Georgetown Commons blogs as part of our regular summer maintenance. The location of the privacy settings—where you can set your blog to be public or private—has changed in the new version of WordPress; you’ll now want to go to Settings > Reading in the WordPress admin. The… Read more »

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 »

New Features on Commons Blogs

The latest update to the Commons’ Wordpress blogs enhance the usability and navigation of your Commons blog sites! You may have already encountered the update in the form of the new grey menu bar at the top of your web browser page, after you signed in to one of your Commons blog. Check out this blog post to learn more about how to maximize this new feature!

Open house tomorrow (Nov. 10), 3-5 PM

You’re invited to join the Georgetown Commons team for an open house this Wednesday, November 10 (tomorrow!) from 3-5 PM in the main CNDLS suite (Car Barn 314).  Drop in anytime to chat with CNDLS folks about using Web-based tools for your research project or course.  Snacks and coffee will be provided. launches

Recently, George Mason’s Center for History and New Media launched, a hosted web service which allows users to upload media and organize them into collections to create online exhibitions.   Omeka is similar to other cloud-based content management services offered by, Blogger, and PBWorks, though it is  geared more towards scholarship. Omeka allows users… Read more »

Evaluating Student Blogs

A few days ago, Yong published a round-up of the latest numbers of blogs and wikis hosted by the Digital Commons.  It’s fantastic to see such faculty and student participation in scholarly blogging.  But the question of evaluating blogs as a course component is still a relatively new one– how do we assess this digital… Read more »

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… Read more »