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. [...]
A frequent question that comes up from faculty, particularly after the recent May CIT workshop series, is how to decide which tool to use for activities in a course – blogs, wikis, or discussion boards. The tools are similar in some ways, allowing students to post text and other materials, but do operate in ways [...]
At Duke, Blackboard will be upgraded from version 6.3 to version 8, to ensure support from Blackboard Inc. for our system. While this upgrade is taking place, Blackboard will be unavailable for three days, from May 7, 2009 at 6 p.m. through May 10, 2009 at 6 p.m.
How will this upgrade affect students? [...]
The Alliance Library System, a consortium of libraries in Illinois, is sponsoring the second annual online “Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education and Museums Conference” on April 24-25, 2009.
The conference aims to be a gathering place for librarians, educators and others to explore new opportunities for education and outreach in virtual worlds. Some of the topics [...]
Dr. Rafe Sagarin enthusiastically described how he designed his first undergraduate course at Duke, “From Water to Washington: Marine Science and Policy.” This capstone course [...]
If you are looking to study a foreign language on your own, or are a student enrolled in a language class looking for materials to supplement your coursework, here are some online resources you may find helpful:
iTunes U and iTunes Podcasts – You can enhance your study of French or Spanish, or try learning [...]
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