Posts By: Katherine Grygo

Exploring New Educational Technologies at CNDLS

This summer, CNDLS has been experimenting with the latest innovations in educational technology to better understand how to incorporate them into classrooms across Georgetown. Recently, our staff has had the chance to explore three tools in particular including  Zoom, Google’s Jamboard, and Cisco’s Webex Board. Zoom is a synchronous collaboration tool that allows users to… Read more »

CNDLS Fellow Betsi Stephen Creates Innovative Online Course, Brings Together Georgetown Main Campus and SFS Qatar Students

At CNDLS, we support educational innovation at Georgetown through the incorporation of new technologies in the classroom, virtual learning environments, and more to create new and exciting learning experiences for students, including the ability to teach courses to students located across the world. CNDLS Senior Fellow Betsi Stephen (SFS), a veteran professor of online and… Read more »

Georgetown edX MOOC “Quantum Mechanics for Everyone” Named #3 Best MOOCs of 2017 by Class Central

Each year, Class Central publishes a ranking of the best online courses of the year based on reviews from users. CNDLS is pleased to announce that the Georgetown edX course “Quantum Mechanics for Everyone” was named one of the top 3 best MOOCs of 2017. This self-paced course, taught by James Freericks (Physics), covers the… Read more »

Sign Language Structure, Learning and Change MOOC Launches on edX

Where does American Sign Language (ASL) come from? How is grammar expressed in ASL? How do signed languages evolve and change over time? Georgetown University Medical Center Professor Ted Supalla explores these questions and many more in the edX course “Sign Language Structure, Learning, and Change.” GUIX401 Sign Language Structure, Learning, and Change, supported by… Read more »

Announcing the 2018 CNDLS TEL Colloquium

CNDLS is pleased to announce the 2018 CNDLS TEL Colloquium cohort.  The theme of this year’s Colloquium is Designing for Context: Approaches to Blended Learning. Fourteen faculty from 10 departments and five different schools (College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, McDonough School of Business, School of Continuing Studies, and School of Medicine) will join… Read more »

Reflections on Digital Learning Developments: CNDLS Executive Director Featured in “Inside Higher Ed”

It is hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. This year has been a promising one for the development of new technologies and initiatives in digital learning and scholarship in higher education. In the spirit of reflection, Inside Higher Ed asked a panel of experts questions regarding their thoughts on the most… Read more »

Recording Lectures Made Easy: Apple Releases New Screen Recording Feature

For many faculty, recording class lectures may seem like a challenging and daunting process. Thanks to the latest Apple operating system update, instructors are now able to capture screen recordings directly from their iPhone or iPad devices making it easier to record lectures and integrate them into traditional face-to-face courses, a hybrid or flipped course,… Read more »

Leaps and Bounds: CNDLS Continues to Collaborate with Partners on Georgetown Domains Community Site Project

At CNDLS, we believe digital technology can play a meaningful and powerful role in achieving learning goals. In 2015, we partnered with Georgetown University Information Services (UIS) and Reclaim Hosting to bring Georgetown Domains to campus, an effort to give Georgetown students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to claim a web hosting environment and personal… Read more »

Coffee and Conversation With Your Students: The Midnight Mug’s Office Hours Program

For many Georgetown students and faculty, coffee is not simply a want, but a necessity. Seeing an opportunity to capitalize on students’ affinity for caffeine and frequent library visits, the Midnight Mug, located on the second floor of Lauinger Library, developed a unique program for professors and teaching assistants (TAs) to hold office hours at… Read more »