Since the Spring of 2014, CIT has been testing the Google Glass Explorer Edition for potential teaching and learning uses at Duke. We’ve discovered some interesting uses for this revolutionary technology which could impact the Duke academic community in positive, engaging ways.
What is (and isn’t) Glass?
Glass is a device you wear much like [...]
The 2014 Instructional Technology Showcase is just about a month and a half away. Register to attend now! The free event will be held at the Washington Duke Inn on Monday, October 13. The event highlights innovative teaching ideas and outstanding work by Duke faculty over the past year. Start your morning with [...]
Collaboration across campus for students, courses, and staff just got easier thanks to cloud storage accounts in Duke’s Box. Users are able to upload up to 50 GB of data to access from any computer, however this new service is much more than a place to save files.
Please joint CIT consultants and faculty members for lively discussions of current teaching ideas and methods this fall. The seminars are every other Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30 PM.
Would you like to get new ideas for teaching? Want to meet other Duke faculty, see them teach, and discover discover what works in their classroom?
Digital badges are ways to show evidence of acquired skills and knowledge, a digital analog to physical merit badges one could earn in Boy or Girl Scouts. Museums, associations, online communities, and others are now issuing badges for achievements gained through sponsored activities. A single badge represents what might be considered a “microcredential,” representing skills [...]
In preparation for a second run of a Coursera class, Duke staff went on the hunt for students who would be good candidates for the volunteer position of Community Teaching Assistant (CTA). We invited 25 students for the original course who had a high number of forum posts and a top GPA. Thirteen students volunteered to monitor the discussion forums and provide technical and content support for the 89,000 students who signed up. Their efforts were no less than extraordinary
In the Spring 2014 semester, Duke University offered the second session of Medical Neuroscience, a Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) available on the Coursera platform. The class is taught by Leonard White, Associate Professor of Community & Family Medicine and Neurobiology. Medical Neuroscience is a very challenging course; an in-person version of the course is [...]
Professor Henry Greenside discusses how to create screencasts easily and inexpensively, and discusses lessons he learned along the way.
One of the problems faced by many Ph.D. and M.A. programs in the social sciences is how to prepare graduate students for the advanced mathematical and statistical concepts they will be using as part of their research and methods classes. Many graduate programs, including Duke, have a “math camp” to give them the necessary background [...]
- Google Glass for Teaching & Learning: Part I- What can I do with Glass?
- Michael Feldstein to Deliver Keynote Address at 2014 CIT Instructional Technology Showcase – Register Now!
- Box: Collaboration at Duke Gets a Facelift
- Fall Teaching and Learning Seminars
- Get New Ideas for Teaching with CIT’s “Visit a Classroom” Program
- Three-Part Webinar on Digital Badging
- Community Teaching Assistants: Coursera’s Student Warriors