Press Room

Academic Technologies’ pressroom features media coverage and news releases highlighting our initiatives and innovations that fulfill our mission to enrich the teaching and learning experience at GW.

Phillips 417

Academic Technologies Introduces a Collaborative Presentation System in a Pilot Phase

March 20, 2017
AT installed a new solution for wirelessly presenting content and collaborating in Phillips Hall 417.
Architectural plans for Corcoran Hall

Physics department building undergoes renovations

October 02, 2016

Renovations to Corcoran Hall include SCALE-UP spaces for the physics department.

Tompkins Digital Transition room

Digital Transition Initiative Update: Nine classrooms in three halls upgraded to digital infrastructure

August 29, 2016
Over the summer, Academic Technologies added nine classrooms to its growing list of learning spaces with digital infrastructure for enhanced pedagogical tools.
Spring flowers on campus

Finding Calm in Chaos

April 08, 2016

P.B. Garrett writes about a growing trend of mindfulness among business and technology leaders.

Online student taking a course

Provost’s Office to Be Reorganized

January 27, 2016

Academic Technologies and the Office of Online Education, headed by Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Technology Officer PB Garrett, is consolidated under the leadership of Dean for Libraries and Academic Innovation Geneva Henry.

Students conduct blood glucose measurements

New Semester, New Classrooms: First Floor Discovery Hall Completed

January 12, 2016

The spring 2016 semester kicked off Monday, January 11 with the opening of three new classrooms at VSTC.

Instructor signs into Skype application

Hampton Roads campus students to wire into Foggy Bottom classes

December 07, 2015

Academic Technologies has installed video equipment at GW’s campus in Hampton Roads, Va. to allow students there to tap into classes on the Foggy Bottom Campus.

Presentation at the Open edX Universities Symposium

GW Hosts Open edX Universities Symposium

November 16, 2015

The Open edX Universities Symposium, hosted by the Office of Online Education, attracted over 30 top universities along with some of the brightest minds in higher education in the U.S.

A Digital Transition Classroom

AT named finalist for Department Innovation Award at Celebration of Excellence

November 02, 2015

Academic Technologies was recognized for its Digital Transition Initiative at the 2015 GW Celebration of Excellence Awards.

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Academic Technologies Expands Web Conferencing Footprint

August 31, 2015
Web Conferencing allow instructors to teach from anywhere and hold a remote class simultaneously
Wireless Presentation graphic

Academic Technologies Expands Wireless Presentation Footprint

August 31, 2015
Wireless Presentation is offered through Digital Transition, an initiative bringing enhanced pedagogical tools to the university’s technology-rich learning spaces.
Image of a building with text: Building the connected classroom

University named finalist for 2015 AMX Innovation Awards

June 08, 2015

GW is one of five finalists in the Campus Impact category at the annual AMX Innovation Awards at UBTech. 

HDI Team Certified 2015

Our Solutions Center is now HDI Team Certified

March 25, 2015

The AT Solutions Center is recognized for its commitment to excellence through the adoption of best practices and the acquisition of enhanced skills.

Photo of iphone syncing with amx touch panel

Wireless Presentation at GW

January 22, 2015

GW faculty can sync their Apple devices in select classrooms on the Foggy Bottom campus using AT's new Wireless Presentation tool.

Image of a computer classroom.

The Evolving Classroom

October 07, 2014

EDUCAUSE Review publishes an article authored by P.B. Garrett on the benefits of creating learning spaces designed to promote active learning. 

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