Tracking our progress for 2017-2018. For more:
- CIT Annual Report for 2015-2016
- CIT ‘one pager’- overview of CIT services for faculty
- Online Duke Annual Report (15-16)
Faculty Services, Programs and Consulting
- Launching new program, a Course Design Institute on Aug. 14 – 16, 2017, for faculty and academic staff
- Planning a series of teaching, learning and educational technology events for October (tentatively ‘Month of Learning’)
- Active Learning Faculty Fellows 2017 (new cohort started week of May 8 – runs throughout summer and fall)
- Partnering with DUL staff on Open Educational Resources (OER) project for The Duke Endowment Libraries (TDEL)
- Supporting new DKU curriculum and courses; ongoing and future faculty support needs
- Working w/ Ed Gomes (Trinity Technology Services) to better match classrooms to different teaching styles
- COMPASS/HHMI grant for promoting STEM
- Planning the launch of a Duke-wide Slack community for Teaching and Learning
- Hiring 4 student Digital Education Interns for Fall 17
- CIT staff participation in two Bass Connections projects: Broadening Participation in Online STEM Education and OSPRI: Open Source Educational Technology
- Held Teaching and Learning Days (April 27-28) – workshops and sessions on a range of teaching and learning topics including ePortfolios
- Partnered with the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies to support a Transgender Studies and Pedagogy event and resulting learning materials
- Faculty book club on Randy Bass’s book Open and Innovative
- Increased our outreach push to Humanities chairs + follow-up invitations for departmental sessions
- Faculty needs assessment and analyzing university survey data for future program planning
- Hosted Ivy Plus Directors of Academic Computing group (April 30- May 2)
- Sakai UI/UX development and gradebook integration w/ SISS (in dev)
- new Attendance tool added to Sakai
- Partnering with DUSON to explore a Designed Learning Experience approach/alternative to traditional online course platforms
- Working with A&S, Divinity and Nursing to rollout ePortfolio tool (PebblePad). More on PebblePad Held workshops and Showcase event Spring 2017. New website and broad student rollout Fall 17 (Download a handout)
- Partnering with VP for Interdisciplinary Studies to rework process for TeachX
- Partnering with Pratt’s Rick Telford to pilot a Mobile App Development Center – a mostly student-run center to help with mobile app development for faculty and students.
- Exploring better integration of WebEx and Sakai; Gradescope
- Piloting Learning Boosters concept and technologies
- Learning Technologies Advisory Council – next meeting Aug 2017
- OpenEdx pilot (Duke Extend) pilot wrapped; moving to production:
- Continuing pilot of ‘in-video quizzing’ tool PlayPosit.
- Current DDI opportunities announced; focus shifting to Internet of Things (IoT).
- Learning technologies staff attended 2017 University API Conference at BYU
- Held Duke Learning Technology Workshop June 12-14. Open to Duke developers and developers from other regional institutions.
- New and recent Coursera courses:
- starting production on a Chimpanzee Behavior and Conservation Coursera course – with significant input of materials from the Jane Goodall Institute (and Jane herself).
- C Programming Specialization (in production)
- Addressing Climate Change with Green Building Innovation (launched July 17)
- Electric Industry Operations and Markets (launched July 17)
- Nanotechnology (Nan Jokerst) (in production)
- Revisions to Excel to MySQL and Java Programming specializations wrapping up. Published our evaluation of the specialization development.
- Continued revisions to Stats w/ R Specialization
- New Object Oriented Programming Specialization (exp Sept 17) – collab w/ UCSD
- CITers Kun Li and Kim Manturuk published their Educause piece on emotional growth in MOOCs.
5 of 6 projects wrapping development from last ‘Global’ RFP cycle
- Completed redesign and implementation of a cross-cultural perspective to N502: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, a graduate online course
- Completed – Infectious Disease Epidemiology in Global Settings—Surveillance, Prevention and Control
- Completed – Global Environmental Health Problems: Principles and Case Studies
Partnerships with Duke schools and units
- Talking to Fuqua and Engineering about possible partnerships to develop online courses or modules
- 3 online projects w/ Public Policy underway
- US Civics (Coursera)
- Climate Change Modules w/ Billy Pizer
- Math Refresher for MIDP and MPP students
- Produced modules with Duke Center for Health Informatics for AMIA 10×10 on Data Standards for Learning Health Systems
- Redesign of several courses in Fuqua’s Global Executive MBA program (partnering w/ Fuqua team)
- Exploring options for online summer school for high school students w/ Trinity admin
- Researching different institutions’ approaches to faculty incentives for online course development and teaching for Duke’s Advisory Committee on Online Education (ACOE)
- Collaborated with the Graduate School’s Bass Online Apprentice Fellowship to provide the opportunity for Bass fellows to work on MOOCs and for-credit online course projects, getting hands-on experience in online college teaching.
- DE SIG: held 6 meetings with campus partners and topics ranging from universal design to digital copyright
- Hosted a team visit from Wharton Online. Met with CIT, OIT and Fuqua staff.
- Hiring a Strategic Marketing Analyst to complement our ability to consult on best uses of online to meet Duke school and department targets and goals
- Working on a solution to bring free access to all Duke Coursera courses and specializations to Duke students, faculty and staff (Oct)
- Revising online.duke.edu (launch Oct 17) to focus on new learner acquisition
- Considering hosting a major online conference in March 2018