Digital Learning Days are Coming!

photo by Ameen Fahmy

It’s now official: our Spring 2020 semester will be mostly virtual, with some hybrid experiences on the main campus. No matter what format you will be teaching in, however, Digital Learning Days: Preparing for Spring 2020 is an opportunity to brush up on your current digital teaching skills and learn new pedagogical approaches. Taking place on December 8-10th, this opportunity is a collaboration between CNDLS, the GU Library, University Information Services, and the Academic Resource Center. 

Each day will start at 11am with an hour-long, stand-alone session addressing the feedback we received from both faculty and students during the Fall 2020 semester and discussing how to adapt your spring teaching using that feedback. Day 1 will provide an overview of the data, while Day 2 will focus on balancing synchronous and asynchronous work for your students and Day 3 will feature a faculty panel on engaging students.

Each afternoon will have three 45-minute workshop sessions, starting at the top of the hour at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. In order to make it easier for you to get to all the sessions that interest you, we’ll only be running two workshops concurrently at each time slot, and will be running each workshop twice. You can see the full schedule and sessions descriptions on our Digital Learning Days website, but here’s a list of titles of the sessions being offered:

  • Reducing Zoom Fatigue
  • Maximizing Canvas: Organizing & Mapping Your Course
  • Building Community in Digital Spaces
  • Polling 2.0: Exploring the Levels of Student Engagement
  • Gathering and Using Student Feedback
  • Accommodating Students at a Distance
  • Re-thinking Assessment for Equity
  • What’s New in the Tools?
  • Library Services and Resources: What You Should Know for Spring 2021

CNDLS Office Hours will continue to run through Digital Learning Days—so, if you need more hands-on, one-on-one instruction on how to use a certain tool, we invite you to drop in between sessions to consult with a CNDLS staff member who will be happy to help you. 

We look forward to seeing you during Digital Learning Days in December. As always, if you have any questions, please contact cndls@georgetown.edu.