Screencasts are short videos that you can create in very little time on your work or home computer and easily share the results with students. Screencast software records your actions on your computer (as you browse the web, for example) and your voice as you explain what you are demonstrating.
Duke faculty are using [...]
Goingon combines the open source platforms of Moodle and Drupal to create online communities that are dynamic and interactive by incorporating social networking and learning management tools into one easily managed system. Goingon offers a user-friendly interface with many plugins and widgets that can add value [...]
Join us for a web seminar on Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative. This initiative offers “open courses backed by learning research.”
The course materials are freely available online and can be customized and incorporated by instructors anywhere.
Each course includes frequent opportunities for students to assess their own learning and receive immediate feedback, [...]
Many Eyes is worth a closer look as a tool for your or your students to upload and share [...]
The eLearning Roadmap group at Duke is examining Duke’s needs, getting input from faculty and students, and coming up with principles to make a recommendation for Duke’s next generation Learning Management System (LMS). Support for Blackboard 8 will eventually end and Duke will be required to upgrade to Blackboard 9, featuring a significantly [...]
Kathy Franz (Duke Chemistry) expects her students to gather resources from the chemistry literature, and share them in her course. She has tried some social bookmarking tools, but some have difficulty finding bibliographic data from her chemistry journals. She is now trying Zotero. Zotero is an extension on Firefox that helps you [...]
Do you find it is tedious to read a large number of discussion threads, needing multiple clicks to read each one, reply, and read more? Let us introduce you to an efficient way to save you from clicking, clicking, clicking…
The “Collect” feature within the discussion board places forum posts and replies into a single [...]
Meet with other Duke faculty and talk about ideas for using cell phones (or any small, mobile devices) in teaching, both in and outside the classroom.
A Mashable blog post listing “15 Essential Web Tools for Students” includes several tools that faculty may also find useful. We’ve written about Evernote, Delicious, Zotero and even Google Docs before (and they’re all a part of our Web2.0 Toolkit). One newer web app [...]
Julie Reynolds, in Duke’s Biology Department, was recently showcased on the Techsmith’s education blog for her innovative use of Jing, a program that captures images and video of your computer screen.
Dr. Reynolds uses Jing to comment on her students’ writing, and to have students comment on each others’ writing projects. Dr. [...]
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