Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship

What can CNDLS
do for you?

Teaching & Learning

Our team of experienced educators facilitates a broad-based program that promotes discovery, engagement, and diversity in an ever-expanding conception of learning.


Our mission is to bridge a historic gulf between pedagogy and technological advances. Today, CNDLS integrates a teaching and learning center with the latest educational technology.


How do we know our students are learning in the ways we hope and expect? We can help faculty formulate questions about student learning and develop plans for gathering evidence.

News & Updates

Gelardin Offers 3D Printing Workshops for Faculty

February 13, 2015 | Curious about the 3D printer now offered at the Gelardin New Media Center and how this new technology can inspire your students? All faculty are invited to attend a 3D printing information session demonstrating the technology. The demonstrations are drop-in from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are offered several times between now and the end... Read more »

President DeGioia Shares Accolades for Engelhard Project

February 3, 2015 | In a January 29th interview with The Georgetown Voice, President DeGioia spoke about the University’s efforts to address instances of mental health issues often experienced by Georgetown students. In his interview, President DeGioia praised the Engelhard Project for integrating some of these issues into the curriculum itself, and helping faculty to recognize and refer students in need of support. Visit the Voice’s website to... Read more »

Georgetown Faculty Speak at AAC&U Annual Meeting

January 27, 2015 | The American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) held its annual meeting January 21 – 24 in D.C., and we are pleased to share that among the invited presenters were Georgetown faculty members Joan Riley, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Science and CNDLS Senior Scholar, and Heidi Elmendorf, Associate Professor and Director of... Read more »


A Commons Team Update for Spring 2015

January 27, 2015 | Welcome to 2015! The Commons team has been quite busy setting things up for Spring. Since the first week of the new semester, we have set up over 285 individual sites for professors and students. Over the past 7 years, more and more Georgetown classes are using blogs and ePortfolios for collaboration, discussion, and projects.... Read more »

WordPress Upgrade – 4.0.1

January 7, 2015 | The Georgetown Commons system is now running WordPress 4.0.1. Along with more blue in the dashboard color scheme, you will notice the new media library, easier video embedding, and a text edit window that automatically adjusts as you write. The improved media library provides a more pleasant user experience when adding images to your blog posts:... Read more »

Interlude: A new innovative partnership

October 27, 2014 | We are proud to announce that CNDLS and Gelardin New Media Center have partnered with Interlude, an interactive video platform, to develop and produce fully customized, video-based assessments and simulations. The first CNDLS project, using Interlude, will be a case study simulation featured in the GeorgetownX Terrorism and Counterterrorism MOOC, launching October 1st. In this... Read more »

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