As part of the Big Rethink, Georgetown’s LDT program is collecting COVID stories from the educational designers and developers, who are at the leading edge helping to move their institutions forward and prepare campuses for teaching and learning in the Academic Year 21-22. We believe that educational designers and developers have a critical role to play in Higher Education’s Big Rethink.
On January 29th, 2021, we hosted our first #COVedStories event. Using Twitter to host this discussion and solicit accounts of tremendous transformation, the higher education community was able to share accounts of the technological issues, change management, scaling support, pedagogical strategizing, resource challenges, and more that are changing the higher education community. This is our first community Twitter chat, but not our last. Please join our future chats and share your experiences!
The stories of educational developers and designers, collectively, give us a first important insight into the latent potential for innovation and transformation in the current crises—both COVID-19 and racial justice.