Duke’s WordPress service, which provides a flexible web-publishing platform for hundreds of course sites each semester, is now available for non-course uses. Faculty looking to quickly create small websites for self-promotion, conferences or research groups might find WordPress useful, as might students who want to quickly develop and publish web-based portfolios. Read more about Duke [...]
CIT and the Kenan Institute for Ethics are co-sponsoring the inaugural 2011 Bass Society of Fellows speaker series: Re-imaging the Academy. The series invites five national experts to discuss the many challenges and changes facing American higher education, as they propose ways the academy might adapt and transform to embrace such changes.
The first speaker, Laura Palmer [...]
by Shawn Miller and Andrea Novicki
Imagine assigning students a multimedia project, asking them to perhaps create a five minute digital video or a simple website, only to have the same students grumble, complain or even more shockingly – ask if they can ‘just write a paper instead’? What’s going on here? Aren’t all of [...]
CIT recently co-hosted (along with Duke’s Office of News and Communications) a ‘social media’ workshop for Duke faculty. Here’s a link to the PDF version of the handout from the session. We didn’t want to fill our handouts up with long URLs – so [...]
During September, Duke instructors can experiment with INTELECOM Online Resources Network, a search-able repository of curriculum-based video learning objects. These 1 – 6 minute video clips address topics in Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. Rather than storing the video files on their computers or copying them [...]
The Duke-hosted version of WordPress is now available for faculty to use for their courses this fall. WordPress is a popular blogging and flexible website creation tool that faculty can use for course sites, blogs, student website projects and more. Visit the new Duke WordPress website (http://sites.duke.edu) for more, [...]
Mobl21 provides a way for instructors to create and distribute content to students without doing any actual mobile ‘app’ development. Currently, Mobl21 only works with iPhones and iPod Touches, but they’ll soon be expanding into other devices (iPads no doubt, and possibly Android phones and devices as well).
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Develop [...]
A new iPad app called ‘Expedition‘ provides a way to project the web from your iPad.
“What?” you ask “I can’t project the web on an iPad by just using the built-in Safari browser?” That’s right – one of my early criticisms of the iPad focused on [...]
Ever uploaded a video to YouTube and then wished that you’d just removed the first few seconds from it? Well – now you can. YouTube recently announced a video editor. This being Google/YouTube, they decided to announce and explain the editor via a YouTube video:
A few things to [...]
CIT recently funded the purchase of several iPads for use in Duke sociologist Jen’nan Read’s Research Methods course to explore the uses of Apple’s device for fieldwork. In a recent article posted by Duke Global Health Institute, Read states:
“Our primary goal is to equip our students with a [...]
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