Announcement of Round 5 ITEL Awardees

CNDLS is delighted to announce funding decisions for the fifth Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ITEL) call, including members of the four ITEL cohorts and recipients of both Open Track grants and GeorgetownX MOOCs.

ITEL provides faculty the funding and support they need to bring technology-focused teaching and learning projects to life. Awarded faculty will be able to continue to push pedagogical boundaries and enhance the learning experience of Georgetown students.

Cohort awardees will explore one of four themes: 1) Student-centered Learning through A Domain of One’s Own; 2) Engaging by Design: Games, Simulations, and Online Learning Modules; 3) Global Future(s) Curriculum Studio; and 4) Writing and Design Studio. Georgetown faculty from across a variety of departments and schools will pursue their own pedagogical goals as they experiment with technology in the classroom in small but meaningful ways.

Four projects were also awarded Open Track grants. CNDLS congratulates Donna Cameron (Family Medicine) “A Lifetime of Wellness: Integrating Technology & reflection for self-care”; Ronald Davis (Chemistry), “Making the most of laboratory time – design and evaluation of a virtual build pre-lab exercise for introductory organic laboratory students”; JR Osborn (CCT), Evan Barba (CCT), Lisa Strong (Art & Museum Studies), Gretchen Henderson (English), “The Pilgrimage Project”; and Cristina Sanz (Spanish & Portuguese), “Teaching to Teach: Preparing the future language teacher”. These projects are large-scale experiments with technologies and pedagogical designs to improve teaching and learning, either at the course or curricular level. Projects in this track are designed to offer insights that are widely applicable, scalable, and transformational.

A Pilot Project grant was awarded to Emily Francomano (Spanish and Portuguese) for her project titled “The Medieval Reader: A Platform for Digitally Enhanced Reading in Manuscript Culture Featuring the Libro de buen amor.”

CNDLS also congratulates two faculty selected to receive funding for their GeorgetownX MOOCs, James Freericks (Physics) and Theodore Supalla (Neurology). Their work will continue Georgetown’s tradition of offering a rigorous learning experience in an online setting, fostering deeper learning within and across domains.

CNDLS wishes to thank all faculty members who applied for funding. All project proposals and pitches were promising. Now that CNDLS has determined the cohort and open track recipients for the fifth round of ITEL, CNDLS looks forward to the development and implementation of these innovative and imaginative projects. To learn more about these projects and others from previous rounds, please visit the ITEL site.

A full list of the awardees can be found on the ITEL site.