Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship

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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

Can we tell from a digital profile if someone is learning deeply?

March 26, 2015 | Dr. Simon Buckingham Shum, Professor of Learning Informatics and Director of the new Connected Intelligence Centre at Sydney’s University of Technology, visited Georgetown University on March 24. He spoke to students, faculty and administrators about the way in which learning analytics emerge out of various digital environments and contexts and shape education.   During his... Read more »

Learning for Resilient Agency

March 14, 2015 | Learning is a journey from purpose to performance via learning power and knowledge. This is the foundation of the Crick Learning for Resilient Agency Profile (CLARA), a tool that measures aspects of learning that are traditionally hard to measure, including curiosity, creativity, sensemaking, belonging, hope and optimism, and mindful agency; in other words, essential personal... Read more »

Call for President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

March 9, 2015 | Nominations for Georgetown’s President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers are now being accepted through Wednesday, April 1, 2015. These awards celebrate faculty who excel in research and teaching, with previous honorees including Professors Der-Chen Chang, Richard Schlegal, James Collins, Karen Gale and Phil Schrag. We encourage you to submit nominations of faculty who have inspired you with... 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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