Higher Education’s Big Rethink is a signature initiative of the Georgetown Master’s Program in Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT).
It provides a distinctive experiential learning context for the LDT Program, connecting students, faculty and alumni with the higher education community, around the most compelling questions shaping the future of higher education.
The Big Rethink serves as an active community of practice and laboratory, operating through cycles of research, community engagement, and publishing. Students engage with this cycle, in any given academic term, through one or more of the LDT Program’s curricular opportunities (core courses, electives, 1-credit and tutorial spaces, or the Foundations course).
As a formal interface between the LDT academic program and the broader educational community, Higher Education’s Big Rethink supports the professional development of students and contributes to the national and international profile of the LDT Program.
The Big Rethink was created in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and launched with two pilot modules in the Summer and Fall of 2020. Its approach is emergent and experimental, as it tests different curricular integrations and ways to customize opportunities for student and faculty interests, and to contribute to the future of higher education.