Tracking our progress for 2017-2018. For more:
Faculty Services, Programs and Consulting
- Planning Next Ed: A Festival of Learning at Duke — a series of teaching, learning and educational technology events for October-November (website and more coming soon)
- Supporting new DKU curriculum and courses; ongoing and future faculty support needs including planning for new DKU Teaching and Learning Center and new DKU faculty orientations/training
- Hiring 5 student Digital Education Interns for Fall 17
- Launched new program, a Course Design Institute on Aug. 14 – 16, 2017, for faculty and academic staff
- 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)
- 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
- PebblePad – new website launched https://portfolio.duke.edu/ . New communications, outreach and support processes in place.
- Partnering with VP for Interdisciplinary Studies to rework process for TeachX https://teachx.duke.edu/ now available
- 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
- Working on enterprise-wide pilot for Gradescope
- 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
- Piloting Learning Boosters concept and technologies
- Learning Technologies Advisory Council – next meeting September 2017
- OpenEdx pilot (Duke Extend) pilot wrapped; moving to production:
- new course for Alumni launching Sept 17
- Continuing pilot of ‘in-video quizzing’ tool PlayPosit.
- Current DDI opportunities announced; focus shifted to Internet of Things (IoT) – flyers and more
- 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)
- Nanotechnology (Nan Jokerst) (preparing for launch in September)
- 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.
Partnerships with Duke schools and units
- Talking to Fuqua and Engineering about possible partnerships to develop online courses or modules
- Exploring options for online summer school for high school students w/ Trinity admin
- 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)
- Researching different institutions’ approaches to faculty incentives for online course development and teaching for Duke’s Advisory Committee on Online Education (ACOE)
- Hiring a Strategic Market Research 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