At GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI), we provide students with what they need for academic success, and students can be the most successful when they have access to great teaching. In The Instructional Core, our new, comprehensive unit is designed to facilitate collaborations between GWLAI’s team of experts and our university instructors.
The Instructional Core includes instructional designers, teaching and learning specialists, instructional technologists, programmers, graphic designers, and videographers, who partner with faculty to enhance the learning experience. The support this team provides is critical for ensuring that GW delivers high-quality instruction, whether in person, online or in blended environments.
The main pillars of The Instructional Core
are advocacy, research and excellence.
The main pillars of The Instructional Core are advocacy, research and excellence. GWLAI is well positioned to advocate for and support students’ learning from a holistic perspective. That includes making sure they have access to the skills and tools they’ll need to succeed once they leave GW. A key set of skills for today’s students involves fluency in digital tools for creating and editing multimedia. GWLAI is leading this effort, in part by supporting faculty who want to include these skills in their curricula.