GU Announces $8 Million Investment in Technology Initiative
Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 04:12
Georgetown announced an $8 million investment in the Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning Tuesday.
ITEL will support faculty who pursue creative uses of technology in their courses and enhance existing technological infrastructure to allow for higher network volume.
The initiative will also provide funding for a consortium of universities dedicated to integrating technology into online and on-campus courses.
ITEL is part of Provost Robert Groves’ effort to promote technology in the classroom as well as part of the Georgetown Learning Initiatives component of the capital campaign.
Groves will create a Working Group on Technology-Enhanced Learning made up of faculty, staff and students to discuss how ITEL will be implemented.
“We hope this dialogue will engage our entire community,” Groves wrote in a letter announcing the initiative. “Indeed our community is rich with resourceful change agents who can help us develop innovative strategies to inform the way our students learn.”
Interested faculty members will apply for demonstration grants, design and implementation grants or transformation grants, which depend on their level of technological experience, next semester.