Posts By: Christa Pluff

“Engaging Diversity” through the Apprenticeship in Teaching Program

Last week, President DeGioia committed Georgetown to a “more energized effort” in combatting racial injustice through four new investments, including the formation of an African American Studies major. In doing so, he also called on the wider university community to “pick up the pace” in their own efforts to advance equality through teaching and scholarship. Materials… Read more »

Doyle Program Hosts Alumni Reunion Event

On Thursday, January 28, CNDLS hosted a reunion event, Doyle Dine & Design, for current and former Doyle Program faculty fellows. This event was an opportunity for fellows from all seven years of faculty cohorts to connect with one another and discuss a wide range of current issues relating to diversity—from national conversations on race… Read more »

Winter Weather and Instructional Continuity

Even before Winter Storm Jonas hit DC, faculty were already dealing with weather-related disruptions to scheduled coursework. To help, the university has put together a preparation checklist to help faculty make sure their classes are online-friendly: Establish and discuss modes of communication. Make your syllabus available digitally. Decide how to digitally distribute readings. Designate a centralized place… Read more »

CNDLS Hosts Video Annotation for MLK Week Curriculum Project

To access the speech in Remark, click here and enter your name and university email address. The video will be accessible through the end of February. As part of Georgetown’s annual “Let Freedom Ring!” initiative, CNDLS is hosting Dr. King’s acceptance speech for the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize on Remark, an online annotation tool that allows multiple… Read more »

Georgetown University and CNDLS Co-Host 2015 edX Global Forum

This fall, Georgetown University and CNDLS were honored to co-host the annual edX Global Forum, held November 8-10 on Georgetown’s campus and at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. CNDLS partnered with edX to organize a successful and well-attended event, bringing together over 360 edX partner members from around the world to discuss online learning… Read more »

GeorgetownX MOOC Making Space for Transformative Learning

An incredible amount of learning can take place in the negotiation of real-time events and, in these cases, the “what” that’s being learned is shaped by everyone involved. We’re watching this play out in our GeorgetownX “Terrorism and Counterterrorism” MOOC right now. Since the attacks in Paris, students have turned to Facebook, Twitter, and their… Read more »