Welcome to Georgetown University’s Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute, hosted by the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.

TLISI offers Georgetown University faculty and staff from all campuses the opportunity to explore strategies for excellence in teaching and learning. This year’s Institute will focus on several topic areas, including effective teaching and learning practices, inclusive pedagogies, technology-enhanced learning, Ignatian pedagogy, cross-institutional and cross-departmental collaborations, and more.

We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to make TLISI "green"! We’re partnering with the Office of Sustainability to reduce the environmental impact from this year’s Institute by providing compostable materials and expanding our recycling presence.  Each registrant will also receive a free aluminum water bottle upon picking up your name badge at registration.  You can help us Go Green by bringing your reusable water bottle back with you each day, as we will be limiting our supply of single-use plastics throughout the week.  Stop by our information table anytime Monday-Thursday to learn about ways that you can help your office Go Green!
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Monday, May 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Leveraging VR and Immersive Technology for Enriching the Classroom Experience

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Technology and its use has been pervasive and taken for granted in most aspects of our lives. In light of that, it is surprising that it is mostly absent from the classroom. Although there are great technological advancements that could be relevant for teaching, most teachers do not leverage technology to enhance their teaching and classroom learning.
In this session we will explore the innovative classroom use of VR and immersive technology by GU faculty. Some specific topics that we will address include:
• Virtual Reality (VR) as it is used to enhance student learning in
• 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 GU and their limitations

Confirmed participants in this roundtable discussion include the following faculty and staff: Alona Bachi (School of Foreign Service), Barrinton Baynes (Gelardin New Media Ctr), Laura Bishop (KIE), Patrick Johnson (Physics), John Trybus (Cause Consulting), and Sarah Johnson (Environmental Geoscience).

Intended audience: GU faculty and technology staff

• Sharing knowledge and resources employed by GU faculty
• Discussing the contribution of immersive technology to increase
efficacy of teaching and learning
• Increasing awareness of GU faculty to available technological
resources and provide ideas for technology-enhanced learning.
• Examining options for increasing availability of and access to
immersive technology and resources at GU.

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Barrinton Baynes

Multimedia Project Manager/Multimedia Specialist, Digital Scholarship and Technology Services

John Trybus

Managing Director & Adjunct Professor

Laura Bishop

Assoc Teaching Professor & Academic Prog Director, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
bioethics, handbells, trying to learn a new language, undergraduates

Monday May 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lauinger Library - Idea Lab (1st Floor)