Funded ITEL faculty projects, supported by CNDLS, are exploring new approaches to interactive learning.
Over the past twelve years, CNDLS has continually explored the potential for new and emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning at Georgetown. At the same time, we have worked with faculty members to develop meaningful practices around many existing technologies that continue to help students learn in richer and deeper ways. With ITEL, we are scaling up our involvement in these transformative teaching projects as we work closely with faculty members from all Georgetown schools on ITEL-funded projects.
ITEL was announced in December 2012, and at least six funding cycles are anticipated. CNDLS provides instructional support, technology support, and assessment support for each of the funded projects. Many of these projects cross disciplinary lines, creating synergies on campus and productively challenging the boundaries of traditional instructional units, from courses to departments. Propelled by a spirit of innovation and experimentation, funded faculty projects are contributing valuable insights and replicable models of thoughtful teaching and learning in a technology-enhanced space.
This second report on the Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ITEL) contains new data and findings, challenges and successes, and recommendations for next steps for the Initiative. Download the report (3 MB PDF) or read below:
Open Track projects are large-scale experiments with technologies and pedagogical designs to improve teaching and learning, either at the course or curricular level. Projects in this track are designed to offer insights that are widely applicable, scalable, and transformational.
ITEL cohorts consist of multidisciplinary communities of faculty members. As a group, each cohort explores technologies relevant to a theme, while faculty in the cohort experiment with these technologies, in small but meaningful ways, in their courses. The cohort track is designed to help establish models and examples of effective practices for teaching with technology that can be shared widely with the larger Georgetown community.
GeorgetownX represents the growing body of online courses that CNDLS facilitates, including our University partnership with edX and our collaborative work with departments and schools at Georgetown.
Theodore H. Moran, SFS