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Join Library experts for sessions discussing Library support for virtual reality and immersive technology in the classroom, for scholarship services, for tools regarding the relationship between digital scholarship and feminist pedagogy, for text mining, and more at this year's Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) which runs May 20 – 23. Sign up for TLISI to participate in one or more of the Library's sessions listed below!
This session will explore the innovative classroom use of VR and immersive technology by Georgetown faculty. The panel will discuss the technological advancements in 360 video and VR relevant for teaching and how to leverage technology to enhance classroom learning. Some specific topics that will be addressed include:
VR as it is used to enhance student learning in Georgetown
Professors' and students' experiences
Technology as a gimmick vs. a true pedagogical tool
The state of the art and additional innovative teaching practices using VR and immersive technologies
Resources available at Georgetown and their limitations
The Maker Hub in Lauinger Library, Georgetown's only makerspace serving all students, staff, and faculty, routinely works with professors from all departments to develop tours, activities, lectures, and modules that integrate hands-on learning and innovative thinking into a diverse curriculum. Whether you teach entrepreneurship, English, anthropology, sociology, medicine, or math, the community at the Maker Hub can help you reach your teaching goals. In this discussion, we'll examine some past efforts of the Maker Hub, hear from professors who have benefitted from engaging with the space, and help attendees brainstorm ways to enhance their own curriculum through making.
As podcasting continues to grow in popularity across mainstream culture and academia, it is important for interested faculty and staff to approach this process with intentionality. In this panel, we will gather staff and faculty from across disciplines and departments to explore how to effectively use this medium to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship. Panelists will discuss how they have used podcasting in lieu of traditional class assignments, for sharing their research, for providing informal avenues of learning, and for helping students build digital literacy skills. Panelists will also discuss technical and thematic best practices of using this exciting format.