What is Georgia Tech’s Educational Innovation Ecosystem?
Guided by the Office of the Provost, Georgia Tech’s educational innovation ecosystem is a coordinated effort of Institute units dedicated to the adoption of new and innovative educational methodologies and the Institute’s efforts pertaining to lifelong learning initiatives for traditional and nontraditional learners. Together, the units grow, support and expand the educational experience at Georgia Tech. The units include:
C21U coordinates faculty and external engagements that involve research, development and testing of new/cutting edge learning techniques and educational methodologies.
CTL partners with faculty and teaching assistants to design and implement state of the art evidence-based teaching and learning methodologies, including scaling up these methods across campus.
GTPE focuses on the delivery of new methods, including the development of innovative educational programs, integrated digital learning products, credentials for non-residential learners, and effective learning platforms, methodologies, and instructional design collaboration on initiatives for adult learners.
OIT provides the technology infrastructure and services which support all academic activities, including educational innovation.
Initiatives of the educational innovation ecosystem include:
- Commission on Creating the Next in Education
- Learning Management System (LMS) Pilot
- MOOC Request for Proposals
- GT-Fire Education Grants
- Council for Educational Technology
C21U, CTL, GTPE, and OIT each play a critical role in the way the educational experience is delivered to the Georgia Tech learner, either residential and digital, from undergraduate and graduate students, to professionals seeking certifications, and the many learners in-between. Together as a team, these units lead and guide the educational innovation mission for the Institute.