Posts Categorized: Innovation

Saying Goodbye to Jamboard: Exploring effective alternatives

Google Workspace for Education plans to discontinue Jamboard, the digital whiteboarding tool, in the fall of 2024. After December 31, 2024, “you’ll no longer be able to access the Jamboard app or your Jam files,” according to Google’s help center post. Existing Jams will automatically be converted to PDFs and saved in your Drive.  If… Read more »

Engelhard Professor Sylvia Önder’s Reflection on the “Care House” Concept

Screenshot of a computer generated house, looking down at it a 45 degree angle. The house is situated among a green yard with mountains in the background.

Engelhard Faculty Fellow Sylvia W. Önder, Teaching Professor in Anthropology, Head of the Turkish Program, and Core Faculty in the Disability Studies Program reflects on teaching with Care Houses in her courses. Amidst the shock of having the Spring 2020 semester interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we entered a period in which everything seemed uncertain…. Read more »

CNDLS/Library Collaboration Supports Innovative Scholarship

This year, CNDLS worked with the Georgetown University Library to offer a pilot program for Digital Research and Innovation (DRI) at Georgetown. This program offers faculty an opportunity to enhance their research with digital tools and methodologies, as well as staff support in learning and implementing those technologies.  In the Fall semester, we invited faculty… Read more »

Multimodal and Multimedia Storytelling Using StoryMaps

On March 16, CNDLS hosted a Digital Learning Webinar on ways to incorporate StoryMaps in course design. ArcGis’ StoryMaps is an online digital storytelling platform which uses maps and multimedia to enable users to shape narratives about any topic, spanning any discipline. ArcGis’ blog post on DC’s famous cherry blossom trees serves as one example… Read more »

Digital Research and Innovation Pilot Projects Launch

Nine projects have been selected for Digital Research and Innovation (DRI) at Georgetown, a pilot program offered by the Library and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS). DRI offers Georgetown faculty the opportunity to enhance their research with digital tools and methodologies, experiment with emerging technologies, and develop new modes of… Read more »

Digital Learning Days, Back in the Car Barn (And Online)

We’re looking forward to welcoming Hoyas back on campus this fall, with a strengthened sense of community making its way into our new routines. That’s why, this year, we’re offering Digital Learning Days on August 18, 2022 in-person and August 19 virtually, on Zoom. Our schedule of offerings reflects the sort of semester we’re embarking… Read more »

What We’re Learning About Learning: Tips for Making the Most of the Spring Semester (Parts I & II)

“I was surprised by many aspects of how the semester unfolded, so it seemed to require constant reassessment and readjustment,” shared GU Linguistics professor Marissa Fond during CNDLS’ December Digital Learning Days. In those plenary sessions, eight Georgetown faculty shared their experiences from this year’s anything-but-normal fall semester. Their insights—what they brought from virtual teaching… Read more »

Introducing Digital Learning with Georgetown Domains Cohort Program

Georgetown Domains Pedagogical Strategies

WHO: Any GU faculty who are interested in integrating digital projects through GU Domains into their pedagogical practice COMMITMENT: Six two-hour meetings, one per month during the 2021-2022 academic year Moving to remote, online teaching and learning has highlighted the need for increased awareness of digital presence, fluency, and scholarship. Georgetown Domains is a CNDLS-supported… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 5/30

This week on Higher Ed in the News, a look at the decision to remove standardized testing requirements, and data on Black female representation among tenured faculty in U.S. higher education. You can read previous editions of this series here.

It’s Our Turn: Inventing the Future of Education Together

Clare Reid has been one of the Graduate Associates for the Apprenticeship in Teaching Program at CNDLS, as well as the author of two other graphic essays for this blog, and the illustrator for our What We’re Reading series. She also recently completed the Master’s Program in English at Georgetown University. In this graphic essay,… Read more »