Meet Our Newest Partners in GW Libraries and Academic Innovation
Academic Technologies (AT) identifies, develops, implements, and supports technology for the enrichment of the academic experience. With that aim, AT’s Instructional Technology Lab assists instructors in incorporating technologies within teaching and learning, and supports specialized services, including lecture capture and Blackboard.
AT promotes student engagement in the classroom through innovative learning spaces, many of which have earned prestigious awards. To expand technological classroom capabilities and meet new digital standards, AT is executing a robust and cost-effective solution over four years to upgrade analog AV technology in more than 60 classrooms. This Digital Transition Initiative offers new features including wireless presentation, web conferencing, and a unified user experience.
AT’s dedicated team is devoted to enhancing teaching and learning for faculty and students at GW.
Online learning at GW is a collaborative effort with a coordinated team of instructional designers, videographers, animators, and administrators working together with faculty to plan and execute high-quality courses. Faculty work with an instructional designer in the eDesign shop to brainstorm course design and structure. The eDesign shop offers a wide range of tools and expertise to ensure students have access to a modern online learning environment.
GW’s online degree programs span the full range of liberal arts, business, education, medicine, nursing, and pre-professional disciplines with over 100 tuition-based, degree-granting programs. The university strives to ensure online students have access to the fullness of the GW experience, including library services, counseling, student organizations, and all of the support and opportunity enjoyed by on-campus students. GW continues to expand and integrate online learning opportunities for students and faculty.
University Teaching & Learning Center
The University Teaching & Learning Center (UTLC) is a faculty-driven effort to provide support for teaching at GW.
UTLC strives to provide teaching support for faculty at all points in their academic career. New faculty are invited to join a Faculty Learning Community for Junior Faculty, which provides networking opportunities while working on a range of teaching skills to strengthen the effectiveness of their instruction.
Along with a variety of short workshops offered throughout the year, the UTLC offers an annual, week-long Course Design Institute (CDI). Faculty in this popular “boot-camp” explore learning-centered design principles while they imagine, or re-imagine, a class.
UTLC is also spearheading efforts to engage faculty in the Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL), a growing area of research and discussion at top universities across the country.