On Monday, October 7, members of the Georgetown community gathered to celebrate projects currently funded by the Initiative for Technology-Enhanced Learning (ITEL). The event was an opportunity for faculty to share what they have accomplished thus far in the first round of funding, and to learn about the work their colleagues have done to transform their courses.
The event featured an informal poster session and a panel highlighting the work of four of the many faculty members who received ITEL grants last spring: Stacey Kaltman, Arik Levinson, Clay Shields, and Ted Moran. After an introduction from Provost Robert Groves, the panelists’ discussions began with their ITEL project videos, which described the learning goals that inspired their work and introduced the technologies and approaches that they are employing in their courses. Following each video, the panelist introduced in that video shared his/her experiences in developing and implementing an ITEL project with CNDLS. Stacey Kaltman (Psychiatry) discussed her pilot project, which involves designing and implementing a simulation with the intention of improving physician-patient communication in the School of Medicine. Arik Levinson (Economics) shared his experience using a tablet to display split-screen images and record his in-class notes during large economics lectures. Clay Shields (Computer Science) introduced the audience to his introductory computer science class redesign, for which he has created video screencast tutorials and lectures that will allow students to review material outside of class and develop their individual programming skills. Finally, Ted Moran (SFS) shared his experience developing and launching the first massive open online course (MOOC) on the GeorgetownX platform.
After the panel, faculty members attended a reception, viewed the project posters, and discussed the projects with each other. The posters, featuring over 25 ITEL projects and GeorgetownX MOOCs, display course learning goals and highlight the technologies implemented in each project. The posters will be displayed across campus in October and in CNDLS thereafter.