Welcome Back!

Spring 2016

As we start the new academic year, we would like to remind you about the CNDLS services, programs, and funding opportunities available to you. In this email, we've listed many resources to help you with your teaching, to help you learn about new approaches to using educational technologies, and to help you connect with colleagues who are actively engaged in sharing ideas about teaching and learning.

Additional information about CNDLS can be found on our website, or you can schedule a conversation with us to discuss your ideas and needs in-person.

Best wishes for a great semester.


Curious to find out more about how you can incorporate web-based tools into your classroom? Sift through examples of pedagogical experimentation from faculty, explore various tools for designing your course, and find readings on pedagogical concepts ranging from foundational to innovative on the CNDLS website.

The Teaching Commons is an online resource guide for all things teaching and learning. Whether you are new to teaching (see our new faculty FAQs) or are looking to transform a course you’ve been teaching for years (see our teaching with technology page), you can find foundational readings, faculty experiences, pedagogical and assessment resources, and suggestions for implementation on the Commons page.

Technology Tools and Services, supported by multiple departments at Georgetown, is a comprehensive listing of online teaching, learning, and collaboration tools designed for use in the classroom. From Clickers and ePortfolio resources, to Multimedia Services, the tools page will help you think more broadly about your teaching.

If you're interested in experimenting with new pilot technologies, please see the section below for information about pilots with Canvas, Domain of One's Own, and Remark.


Need help thinking about how to design your classroom to optimize student learning? Schedule time with a CNDLS professional to talk about teaching in general, or specific questions you may have about course design and assessment.

Course and Curriculum Design Consultations allow faculty to seek feedback on everything from syllabus structure and blended learning to navigating difficult discussions in the classroom.

Mid-Semester Group Feedback (MSGF) Sessions give faculty the opportunity to solicit students’ opinions on a class while it’s still in progress. You can request an MSGF for the spring semester by emailing us.


Have an idea for making your classroom a more innovative or reflective space, but need support to make it happen? Our programs and initiatives—many of them cohort-based—are designed to help bring faculty together to enrich their courses through events, dialogue, and collaboration with peers.

Doyle Faculty Fellowships offer faculty opportunities to explore ways of enhancing or incorporating themes of difference and diversity in courses. To apply for the 2016-17 fellows cohort, please see the Doyle Faculty Fellows website.

Engelhard Faculty Fellowships support faculty as they incorporate health and wellness issues into the classroom, fostering student reflection on their own attitudes and behaviors. Interested faculty can apply to participate for Spring 2016 through the Engelhard Project website.

Curriculum Enrichment Grants provide funds of up to $500 for course-related events and activities that connect students’ academic learning with experiences beyond the classroom.

The Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ITEL) supports faculty interested in bringing technology-focused teaching and learning projects to life. Read about these innovative projects from rounds one through five on the ITEL site to inspire your own ideas for technological innovation in your classroom.


In addition to our services, resources, and programs, CNDLS hosts several events throughout the year that make conversations about teaching and learning a core part of campus culture.


Want to test a new tool in your course or program? Investigate an emerging educational technology to help you meet your pedagogical goals? We invite you to explore these new tools in your classroom!

Georgetown Domains is a new, free web hosting environment that makes it easy for students, faculty, and staff to set up websites, blogs, portfolios, or virtually any other online application in seconds, all under their own Georgetown domain name.

Canvas is an alternative course management system to Blackboard, with new, intuitive ways for instructors to make content, activities, assessments, and communication tools available to students.

Remark is a video annotation tool available to faculty and students to watch videos online and engage in discussion with the video via written comments, voice comments, and a drawing tool.

If you’re interested in piloting any of these tools in your class, please contact us.

Additional information about our work can be found on our website, as well as on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and on our Prospect blog.

As always, please feel free to schedule a consultation with someone on our team at any time.