Both at Duke and across the country, faculty are designing and evaluating their teaching in new ways to support and enhance student learning. Faculty are reaching wider communities of students through online teaching, in both large and small classes. Others are exploring active learning techniques, sometimes even “flipping” their classes, to more fully engage their students.

This academic year CIT will host “New Opportunities for Student Learning,” a selection of speakers who will explore these and other developments in teaching. Additional speakers for fall and more details will be added within the next few weeks on the CIT website, but the current list is below. All presentations will be in the late afternoon after 3 pm, specific times to be determined.

October 9: Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Statistical Sciences, will speak and answer questions about teaching  Statistics 104: Data Analysis and Statistical Inference as an online course in summer 2013.

November 13: Al Filreis, Kelly Professor, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, and Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, University of Pennsylvania, will speak about his experiences teaching interactive, engaging humanities courses with technology, including the extremely popular Coursera MOOC course Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”), which runs for its second time beginning September 7, 2013.

We hope you will plan to join us!

Amy Kenyon

Amy plans, implements and assesses faculty development programs for the improvement of teaching and learning, provides programs and resources designed to increase understanding of the teaching-learning process and manages personnel and other resources for the Center for Instructional Technology. Her interests are in course and program design, curriculum mapping, assessment, engaging teaching strategies for student learning, and e-textbooks, e-readers and open learning materials.

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