Year In Progress

Tracking our progress for 2016-2017. For more:


Katelyn Donnelly (Trinity ‘08), a Duke alumna and Managing Director of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, will discuss new low-cost global educational delivery models in a talk at Duke University. The talk, titled “The $1-a-Week School,” will take place Thursday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Conference Room in Rubenstein Library and is open to members of the Duke community. Register and view event details.

Teaching Innovation

  • Partnering with DUL staff on Open Educational Resources (OER) project for The Duke Endowment Libraries (TDEL)
  • Talking to DKU about ongoing and future faculty support needs
  • Announced new faculty book club on Randy Bass’s book Open and Innovative
  • Partnering with the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies to support a Transgender Studies and Pedagogy event and resulting learning materials
  • Working w/ Ed Gomes (Trinity Technology Services) to better match classrooms to different teaching styles
  • COMPASS/HHMI grant for promoting STEM
  • CIT staff participation in two Bass Connections projects: Broadening Participation in Online STEM Education and OSPRI: Open Source Educational Technology
  • DE SIG (Distance Education Special Interest Group) meeting Feb 14 2017 focused on online education
  • Offered viewing of the PennState virtual conference “Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment” week of 2/13/2017
  • Faculty needs assessment and analyzing university survey data for future program planning
  • Planning for mini-workshop/presentation series in late April
  • Hosting Ivy Plus Directors of Academic Computing group (April 30- May 2)
  • Website refresh launched 12/2016. Including new version of ‘teaching guides’ and streamlined content and messaging.

Learning Technology

Online Initiatives

  • New and recent Coursera courses:
    • Chimpanzee Behavior and Conservation (newly approved)
    • C Programming Specialization (newly approved)
    • Addressing Climate Change with Green Building Innovation (newly approved)
    • Nanotechnology (Nan Jokerst) (in production)
    • Data Science Math Skills (Daniel Egger/Paul Bendich)
  • Revisions to Excel to MySQL and Java Programming specializations wrapping up. Published our evaluation of the specialization development.
  • 6 projects in development from last ‘Global’ RFP cycle
  • Talking to Public Policy and Engineering about possible partnerships to develop online courses or modules
  • Produced modules with Duke Center for Health Informatics for AMIA 10×10 on Data Standards for Learning Health Systems
  • Redesign of Fuqua’s Global Executive MBA program (partnering w/ Fuqua team)
  • Researching different institutions’ approaches to faculty incentives for online course development and teaching
  • Advertising our new opportunities for Spring 2017