The 2013 Instructional Technology Showcase is almost here! Register to attend on Friday, April 26th at the Washington Duke Inn. This event highlights innovative teaching ideas and outstanding work by Duke faculty over the past year.  Start your morning with a free breakfast at 8:30 am and attend sessions from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

A draft schedule of the day’s events is available at our 2013 Showcase website.  Lunch will be provided to those that register by Wednesday, April 24th at 5:00 pm.

Sessions include faculty from a wide range of departments and programs at the university. This year’s Showcase includes four tracks.

The Duke and MOOCs track features sessions where faculty present on how teaching a MOOC changed their campus course, student assessment tools and strategies in Coursera, engaging students in a MOOC, and what Duke has learned from our MOOC experiments. The Games and Simulations track looks at projects such as the GreaterThanGames Lab, an Art markets game for learning, and patient simulations in the School of Medicine.

In Curriculum and Course Design sessions, faculty will present on lessons learned from implementing Team-Based Learning (TBL) in the classes, how Duke Biomedical Engineering changed how statistics are taught to majors, and the development of a faculty handbook for faculty teaching in the Nicholas School of the Environment’s DEL program.  The Tools for Learning track includes sessions by faculty in Languages using the iPad and authoring ebooks and in Statistical Science and Psychology and Neuroscience using iClickers in their classroom.

Our plenary session at 12:30 pm will be “The Future is Now: The Impact of New Online Course Models on Education at Duke”.  The plenary will feature Susan Lozier, chair of the Advisory Committee for Online Education (ACOE) and the Academic Council, and Professor of Ocean Sciences in the Nicholas School, and David Bell, chair of Trinity College’s Online Learning Advisory Committee (OLAC), Professor of Romance Studies, and soon-to-be interim director of FHI .

The Showcase is a great opportunity to talk with your colleagues about teaching, the intersection of technology and learning, and get new ideas for your own classes.  We hope you’ll join us.

 

Randy Riddle

Randy A. Riddle consults with faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences on integrating technology into teaching. He has been a CIT consultant since 2000. His professional interests include e-learning, social networking, online productivity tools, video and multimedia, and visualization. Randy's current work includes management of the CIT's Faculty Fellows program, consulting on Coursera course design and exploring areas such as e-textbook authoring. His other interests outside of work include restoration of vintage recording formats and broadcasting and film history. He volunteers for the Old Time Radio Researchers Group and maintains an ongoing blog on radio history research.

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