Current and Past Learning Communities
TEL Learning Communities have been running since Spring 2017. Below, you'll find a list of current and past Learning Communities, along with their focus, membership, and sharable outcomes they developed as a group.
Current and Past Communities:
Public Scholarship and Pedagogy, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 (Coordinator: Matthew Pavesich, English)
The Public Scholarship and Pedagogy Learning Community formed to consider ways of extending and enabling the public engagement of Georgetown faculty and students. The community plans to explore methods and means for faculty and students to engage publicly with their work more often, and with a more collaborative impact. The Community will explore local structures at Georgetown that afford and inhibit public scholarship and pedagogy efforts. In addition to compiling a resource list for faculty and examining initiatives at other universities, the Learning Community hopes to develop an intervention that improves opportunities for faculty and students to engage with the public. Participants: Bernard Cook (FMST), Yuki Kato (Sociology), Matt Pavesich (English), Libbie Rifkin (English), Jennifer Rosales (Center for Social Justice), Nic Subtirelu (Linguistics), Sabrina Wesley-Nero (Education, Inquiry and Justice).
Well-being and Technology, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 (Coordinator: Jason Tilan, Human Science) Community focus TBA
Digital Humanities, Spring 2018 - Fall 2019 (Coordinator: Emily Francomano, Spanish and Portuguese)
The Digital Humanities Learning Community formed to discuss the state of the digital humanities in academia broadly, and the state of the discipline at Georgetown. The Community began with a series of readings on digital humanities that explore key definitions of the discipline, and moved into conversations about members’ digital humanities projects at Georgetown. These conversations will inform the objectives of a virtual hub for digital humanities projects at Georgetown and a vision statement for ways in which the Georgetown Humanities Initiative can support digital humanities projects across the university. Participants: Amanda Phillips (English), Bernard Cook (Film and Media Studies), Evan Barba (CCT, Computer Science Program in Learning and Design), Frank Ambrosio (Theology), Garrison LeMasters (CCT), JR Osborn (CCT), Julia Goetze (German), Kelley Wickham-Crowley (English, MVST), Megan Martinsen (Lauinger Library), Phil Sandick (English, Writing Program), Ross Karlan (Spanish and Portuguese), Seth Perlow (English), Yoel Castillo Botello (Spanish and Portuguese).
Digital Assignments, Spring 2018 (Coordinator: Rebecca Tarsa, Writing Program)
The Digital Assignments Learning Community formed to discuss the practical challenges of designing digital writing assignments that meaningfully complement the goals of a course. Together, members discussed assignments in their individual courses and provided feedback on drafts of others’ assignments, with the goal of implementing revised assignments in the next run of each course. In addition to meetings, members read a selection of brief articles related to challenges and best practices of digital assignment design common across disciplines. Participants: Matthew Pavesich (English and Writing Program), Anne Rosenwald (Biology), Bernard Cook (Film and Media Studies), Seth Perlow (English), Benjamin Harbert (Performing Arts), Erin Twohig (French and Francophone Studies). Read more about the Digital Assignments Learning Community on our Prospect blog.