Project Rebirth in the News

A recent article in New York City's Downtown Express highlighted the upcoming Project Rebirth documentary and plans for the Project Rebirth Educational Initiative, a collaborative effort by CNDLS and Columbia's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL).  The author describes how the Rebirth interview footage has been used in teaching and research at Columbia and Georgetown, and explores future possibilities for educational applications of the footage. More information on the Project Rebirth Educational Initiative can be found here. More information on the documentary film Project Rebirth, directed by Georgetown alumnus Jim Whitaker (COL'90), can be found here.

A recent article in New York City's Downtown Express highlighted the upcoming Project Rebirth documentary and plans for the Project Rebirth Educational Initiative, a collaborative effort by CNDLS and Columbia's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL).

A recent article in New York City’s Downtown Express highlighted the upcoming Project Rebirth documentary and plans for the Project Rebirth Educational Initiative, a collaborative effort by CNDLS and Columbia’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL).  The author describes how the Rebirth interview footage has been used in teaching and research at Columbia and Georgetown, and explores future possibilities for educational applications of the footage.

More information on the Project Rebirth Educational Initiative can be found here. More information on the documentary film Project Rebirth, directed by Georgetown alumnus Jim Whitaker (COL’90), can be found here.

Videos of MAALLT-SEALLT Plenary Talks Available

Videos from the plenary talks at the recent MAALLT-SEALLT language learning conference are now available.  Visit the MAALLT website to view the talks "The Problem of Learning in the Post-Course Era" by CNDLS' Randy Bass and "Teaching and Learning in Thirdspace" by Marist College's Kevin Gaugler.

Videos from the plenary talks at the recent MAALLT-SEALLT language learning conference are now available.

Videos from the plenary talks at the recent MAALLT-SEALLT language learning conference are now available.  Visit the MAALLT website to view the talks “The Problem of Learning in the Post-Course Era” by CNDLS’ Randy Bass and “Teaching and Learning in Thirdspace” by Marist College’s Kevin Gaugler.

Haiti Day: Monday, April 12

Georgetown’s Haiti Relief and Recovery Group, in association with the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) and CNDLS’s Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN), is organizing a multi-campus Haiti Day on Monday, April 12.  Colleges and universities throughout Washington, D.C. will participate in sessions to continue raising awareness of the overwhelming need in Haiti. Georgetown will present 12 one-hour sessions from noon to midnight in the Leavey Center’s Sellinger Lounge.  These sessions, organized primarily by students, will include experts in the fields of medicine, finance, art, and literature speaking about the past and present state of Haiti. CNDLS will share footage of January's Haiti Forum as well as offering an information session on the upcoming JUHAN conference entitled “The Ethics of Humanitarian Action” (the conference will take place at Georgetown this June). All events are free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Caroline Williams.

Georgetown’s Haiti Relief and Recovery Group, in association with the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) and CNDLS’s Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN), is organizing a multi-campus Haiti Day on Monday, April 12.

Georgetown’s Haiti Relief and Recovery Group, in association with the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) and CNDLS’s Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN), is organizing a multi-campus Haiti Day on Monday, April 12.  Colleges and universities throughout Washington, D.C. will participate in sessions to continue raising awareness of the overwhelming need in Haiti.

Georgetown will present 12 one-hour sessions from noon to midnight in the Leavey Center’s Sellinger Lounge.  These sessions, organized primarily by students, will include experts in the fields of medicine, finance, art, and literature speaking about the past and present state of Haiti. CNDLS will share footage of January’s Haiti Forum as well as offering an information session on the upcoming JUHAN conference entitled “The Ethics of Humanitarian Action” (the conference will take place at Georgetown this June).

All events are free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Caroline Williams.

Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive

Check out the Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive, which presents the findings from a cross-campus study on student learning and digital storytelling in the humanities. The term "digital story" refers to a type of multimedia project that combines images, video, and audio to explore a particular theme. Faculty in a wide range of disciplines have found that digital story assignments can provide an interesting representation of student learning. The site includes research on multimedia, social pedagogies, and affective learning;  a grid which synthesizes the project findings; and video interviews with students and faculty from Georgetown and other institutions. Led by Michael Coventry and Matthias Oppermann, this research effort emerged from work done as part of the Visible Knowledge Project. For more resources on digital storytelling, see:

Check out the Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive, which presents the findings from a cross-campus study on student learning and digital storytelling in the humanities.

Check out the Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive, which presents the findings from a cross-campus study on student learning and digital storytelling in the humanities. The term “digital story” refers to a type of multimedia project that combines images, video, and audio to explore a particular theme. Faculty in a wide range of disciplines have found that digital story assignments can provide an interesting representation of student learning.

The site includes research on multimedia, social pedagogies, and affective learning;  a grid which synthesizes the project findings; and video interviews with students and faculty from Georgetown and other institutions. Led by Michael Coventry and Matthias Oppermann, this research effort emerged from work done as part of the Visible Knowledge Project.

For more resources on digital storytelling, see:

Video: Scholarly Communications Symposium on Social Media

On February 19, CNDLS' Eddie Maloney spoke at the Scholarly Communications Symposium on Social Media, along with Gerry McCartney (Purdue University) and Ulises Mejias (State University of New York at Oswego). At the event, which was held in Lauinger Library, the speakers addressed implications of social media for teaching and learning. To learn more, watch the video of the symposium, or read this summary on the Scholarly Communications blog.

On February 19, CNDLS' Eddie Maloney spoke at the Scholarly Communications Symposium on Social Media, along with Gerry McCartney (Purdue University) and Ulises Mejias (State University of New York at Oswego).

On February 19, CNDLS’ Eddie Maloney spoke at the Scholarly Communications Symposium on Social Media, along with Gerry McCartney (Purdue University) and Ulises Mejias (State University of New York at Oswego). At the event, which was held in Lauinger Library, the speakers addressed implications of social media for teaching and learning.

To learn more, watch the video of the symposium, or read this summary on the Scholarly Communications blog.

Randy Bass and Bret Eynon on Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Last March, Randy Bass and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College) shared their thoughts on teaching, learning, and technology as guest bloggers for The Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired Campus blog. Bass and Eynon had previously collaborated as co-editors of a special issue of Academic Commons, entitled New Media Technologies and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning which brought together case studies from the Visible Knowledge Project with vision pieces by scholars including Cathy Davidson and Michael Wesch. In the Wired Campus blogs, Bass and Eynon ask why, "when it comes to innovations in teaching and learning, higher education seems like the last to know and the slowest to respond," and offer ideas for how the higher education community might develop a culture of research and development for teaching and learning.

Last March, Randy Bass and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College) shared their thoughts on teaching, learning, and technology as guest bloggers for The Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired Campus blog.

Last March, Randy Bass and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College) shared their thoughts on teaching, learning, and technology as guest bloggers for The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Wired Campus blog. Bass and Eynon had previously collaborated as co-editors of a special issue of Academic Commons, entitled New Media Technologies and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning which brought together case studies from the Visible Knowledge Project with vision pieces by scholars including Cathy Davidson and Michael Wesch.

In the Wired Campus blogs, Bass and Eynon ask why, “when it comes to innovations in teaching and learning, higher education seems like the last to know and the slowest to respond,” and offer ideas for how the higher education community might develop a culture of research and development for teaching and learning.

Save the Date for TLISI 2010!

The 16th annual Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) will take place during the week of May 24th.  More information, including the full schedule, will be posted here when it becomes available. In the meantime, check out the TLISI 2009 Recap & Resources page for an idea of the types of workshops and sessions offered at TLISI.

The 16th annual Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) will take place during the week of May 24th.

The 16th annual Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) will take place during the week of May 24th.  More information, including the full schedule, will be posted here when it becomes available. In the meantime, check out the TLISI 2009 Recap & Resources page for an idea of the types of workshops and sessions offered at TLISI.

Randy Bass on “Connecting Life and Learning”

Last week, CNDLS' Randy Bass spoke at Montclair State University on "Connecting Life and Learning: Teaching the Whole Person." He described how the Engelhard Project aims to help faculty and students find organic connections between academic course material and issues of mental health and wellness. Slides from his presentation can be found on our Resources from Recent Events page. To find out more about the Engelhard Project, check out the project website, which includes videos, a report on the project, resources, and profiles of Engelhard faculty fellows.

Last week, CNDLS' Randy Bass spoke at Montclair State University on "Connecting Life and Learning: Teaching the Whole Person."

Last week, CNDLS’ Randy Bass spoke at Montclair State University on “Connecting Life and Learning: Teaching the Whole Person.” He described how the Engelhard Project aims to help faculty and students find organic connections between academic course material and issues of mental health and wellness. Slides from his presentation can be found on our Resources from Recent Events page.

To find out more about the Engelhard Project, check out the project website, which includes videos, a report on the project, resources, and profiles of Engelhard faculty fellows.

Language Learning Conference Starts Tomorrow!

Wednesday marks the first day of the MAALLT-SEALLT conference "Our Changing Environments: Cultivating New Spaces, Tools, and Ideas in Language Learning." Wednesday's pre-conference sessions will include a number of presentations by CNDLS staff and others on topics such as writing technologies, data visualization, and digital research portfolios. Thursday morning will feature a keynote talk by CNDLS' Randy Bass on "The Problem of Learning in the Post-Course Era." More information, including session abstracts, can be found here.

Wednesday marks the first day of the MAALLT-SEALLT conference "Our Changing Environments: Cultivating New Spaces, Tools, and Ideas in Language Learning."

Wednesday marks the first day of the MAALLT-SEALLT conference “Our Changing Environments: Cultivating New Spaces, Tools, and Ideas in Language Learning.” Wednesday’s pre-conference sessions will include a number of presentations by CNDLS staff and others on topics such as writing technologies, data visualization, and digital research portfolios.

Thursday morning will feature a keynote talk by CNDLS’ Randy Bass on “The Problem of Learning in the Post-Course Era.”

More information, including session abstracts, can be found here.

Making Connections with ePortfolios

Creating ePortfolios, which are digital collections of student work, helps students to articulate their academic goals, make connections across disparate courses and disciplines, and reflect back on work done throughout their academic careers. Students' ePortfolios can also function as electronic CVs, allowing students to showcase their work in a variety of media to prospective employers. At Georgetown, ePortfolios have proved useful in a wide variety of programs and departments.  For example, Natalie Khazaal's students film themselves speaking Arabic for their ePortfolios. As she explains it, "the ePortfolios speak volumes to employers. They are a huge advantage over the paper résumé."  Betsi Stephen's STIA students work on their ePortfolios over their entire Georgetown careers, which, as she says, "allows them to see the arc of their work and how it progresses over time.  They're able to make connections inside and outside the classroom, connecting their coursework to their study-abroad experiences, internships, and more."  Fellows in the Department of Family Medicine, with help from fellowship director Kim Bullock and department administrator Kathleen McNamara, use ePortfolios to draw connections among the clinical, teaching, and leadership components of their fellowships. To learn more, visit the Georgetown University Digital Commons "Get Ideas" page on ePortfolios, where you'll find examples, tips, tools, and resources.

Creating ePortfolios, which are digital collections of student work, helps students to articulate their academic goals, make connections across disparate courses and disciplines, and reflect back on work done throughout their academic careers.

Creating ePortfolios, which are digital collections of student work, helps students to articulate their academic goals, make connections across disparate courses and disciplines, and reflect back on work done throughout their academic careers. Students’ ePortfolios can also function as electronic CVs, allowing students to showcase their work in a variety of media to prospective employers.

At Georgetown, ePortfolios have proved useful in a wide variety of programs and departments.  For example, Natalie Khazaal’s students film themselves speaking Arabic for their ePortfolios. As she explains it, “the ePortfolios speak volumes to employers. They are a huge advantage over the paper résumé.”  Betsi Stephen’s STIA students work on their ePortfolios over their entire Georgetown careers, which, as she says, “allows them to see the arc of their work and how it progresses over time.  They’re able to make connections inside and outside the classroom, connecting their coursework to their study-abroad experiences, internships, and more.”  Fellows in the Department of Family Medicine, with help from fellowship director Kim Bullock and department administrator Kathleen McNamara, use ePortfolios to draw connections among the clinical, teaching, and leadership components of their fellowships.

To learn more, visit the Georgetown University Digital Commons “Get Ideas” page on ePortfolios, where you’ll find examples, tips, tools, and resources.