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About CTL

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) operates within the Office of Academic Affairs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. CTL promotes, supports, and champions educational excellence. We partner with faculty to enable them to teach effectively and efficiently, and to address the current and future educational needs of the School. As a leader within the academic community, CTL offers an array of evidence-based programs and services that support innovative teaching methods that encourage critical thinking skills. We are committed to engaging the Johns Hopkins University community in a dialogue that fosters a shared vision of teaching excellence and advances scholarly activities related to teaching and learning.

CTL Service Overview

Our instructional design (ID) team collaborates with faculty and subject matter experts (SMEs) in designing world-class courses and other educational opportunities built to reach and engage learners, worldwide. The team also works with other course facilitators, content editors, and teaching assistants in the pedagogical and technological aspects of delivering this education primarily through CoursePlus. Collaborating with our faculty, program and department staff, Bloomberg School administration, and the other Johns Hopkins University teaching and learning centers, our instructional designers provide professional development while keeping abreast of evidence-based evolutions in teaching and learning, including instructional technology advancements, accreditation requirements, and the changing student population. Meet the members of the ID team and learn more our expertise on the ID Team Consultation services.

CTL has a history of developing the highest-quality multimedia learning content thanks to the exemplary communication that comes from an intimate relationship with faculty and other SMEs as well as a finely honed production process run by talented individuals. Our services include project management that extends to audio and video producers, audio editors, technical writers, medical illustrators, and quality control specialists. Our “recording talent” coaching, creativity and artistry, technical writing and audio editing, plus other masteries result in elegant, accessible, and meaningful communications that are an essential part of the rich and inspiring learning environment at the Bloomberg School.

The Open and Inclusive Education team supports the School's efforts to provide lifelong learning opportunities through open educational resources including massive open online courses (MOOCs), teach-outs, on-demand training, and other educational endeavors beyond the scope of traditional academic programs and certificates. Our team provides project consultations, course and activity development, and assistance with hosting on Coursera, FutureLearn, and CoursePlus.

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