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The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) is Georgetown University's center for teaching excellence, academic innovation, learning assessment, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. For over 20 years, CNDLS has helped faculty and graduate students develop effective pedagogical practices and employ innovative designs and technologies.

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Our professional staff is a vibrant and driven group who are deeply committed to supporting Georgetown faculty and graduate students at every level of their teaching. We're looking for talented individuals who are passionate about contributing to the future landscape of teaching and learning at Georgetown and beyond.

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Faculty Projects

We collaborate closely with faculty to craft teaching projects that elevate academic excellence at Georgetown. Whether it's supporting innovative technologies, facilitating surveys, or creating unique platforms to build expertise in inclusive pedagogy, CNDLS staff help bring your project to life.

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Podcast: What We're Learning About Learning

What We're Learning About Learning is a podcast about teaching and learning in higher education. Through conversations with Georgetown students, faculty, and staff, we throw light on some of the most important issues and developments in higher education today.

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Inquiry and Scholarship

At CNDLS, we're focused on asking the right questions. Because our staff actively engage with and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning, this scholarly engagement informs the development of our programs, initiatives, and services.

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Enhancing Learning Together: The Story of Our Instructional Technology Aide Program

In 2020, as our university abruptly shifted to a remote learning environment, the Instructional Technology Aide (ITA) program emerged. During this time, students employed as ITAs supported faculty in navigating this new digital landscape by monitoring Zoom functions, developing Canvas sites, and brainstorming ways to integrate technology to engage students in a once-new learning environment. As the university transitioned back to in-person learning, the ITA program again adapted to the needs of faculty.

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Saying Goodbye to Jamboard: Exploring effective alternatives

Google Workspace for Education plans to discontinue Jamboard, the digital whiteboarding tool, in the fall of 2024. After December 31, 2024, “you'll no longer be able to access the Jamboard app or your Jam files,” according to Google's help center post. Existing Jams will automatically be converted to PDFs and saved in your Drive.

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Hear student and faculty perspectives on AI policies

On the season 3 finale of our podcast, What We're Learning About Learning, we're wrapping up our conversation with students and faculty on their experiences with artificial intelligence. The onset of artificial Intelligence tools—like ChatGPT—continues to engender debate in higher education. It's safe to say many faculty and students alike are concerned with the uncertain...

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