The Distance Education Special Interest Group at Duke (DE SIG @ Duke) initiated in 2011 is an open group which meets every other month to discuss a range of distance education topics. Members include instructors, program directors and coordinators, IT directors and staff, instructional designers, and academic technology consultants. It’s a way to [...]
How can online discussions be used as a springboard for high level conversations among students in your class? One key is providing good prompts for discussion. Drs. Christine Harrington and Maya Aloni led an inspiring session on “Promoting Critical Thinking through Online Discussion: Developing Questions and Managing Conversations” at a Lilly [...]
Faculty in Duke’s Biomedical Engineering Department agreed that students needed to apply statistics to biomedical engineering problems throughout the curriculum. A faculty committee identified the relevant statistics topics and mapped them to BME courses. Teaching statistics in BME courses is supported by a BME online statistics source created by Steve Wallace and BME students.
The Center for Instructional Technology’s Flipped Classroom Fellowship kicked off on October 11th with twelve faculty from a wide range of disciplines, from Chemistry and Physics to Public Policy, Literature and Romance Studies. The Fellowship will continue through the end of this academic year.
So far, the Fellows have participated in several activities, including [...]
Before his course about the origins of 9/11 started, David Schanzer was concerned there would be conspiracy theorists making trouble in the forums. They were there. But the more important story of the course is not about controversy, rather how it opened students’ eyes in ways they did not expect.
In October, the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL) held its thirteenth annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This three day event drew faculty and participants from around the globe to share their work in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Sessions ranged from panels that looked at trends [...]
The Graduate School invites faculty, graduate TAs and other Duke instructors to a teaching presentation:
Plagiarism has long been a problem for instructors who give writing assignments. The issue is important for online instruction, too. Yet there are ways to reduce plagiarism that also make the writing experience better for both students and instructors.
The Provost and the Academic Committee on Online Education seek proposals for online courses or online curriculum projects that are highly innovative and will contribute to Duke’s goals for online education initiatives.
We anticipate supporting 3 to 4 projects, with development beginning in January 2014 and teaching of the new courses beginning in [...]
Dr. David Beratan teaches a graduate-level Chemistry to 9 Duke students, plus about a dozen students at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, via WebEx. Read a description of the course, and his impressions of the course and the technology.
- Distance Education Interest Group Meetings
- Using Online Discussions to Encourage Critical Thinking
- How Biomedical Engineering Students Learn Statistics
- Checking in on the Flipped Classroom Fellows
- “9/11 and Its Aftermath” Finishes Its Run on Coursera
- New Blog For Language Instructors
- 2013 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning sessions online