Would you like to get new ideas for teaching? Want to meet other Duke faculty, see them teach, and discover what works in their classroom?
The Duke Center for Instructional Technology offers our Visit a Classroom program just for Duke faculty. Visit a Classroom is a structured, but relaxed, way to talk with other faculty about teaching […]
The 2015 CIT Showcase will be held on Tuesday, October 13th at the Duke University Libraries (Perkins/Bostock/Rubenstein) on West Campus.
The 2015 CIT Showcase Website is now available, and provides links to register and to submit a proposal to present.
More information on this year’s Showcase program is forthcoming, but you can […]
What does a flipped classroom look like?
In Professors Amanda Hargrove and Dorian Canelas’s Organic Chemistry course, 143 students entered Gross Hall 107 and settled into small groups. They read the projected warm-up question, asking them to chose the correct name of the pictured alkene. As students used i>clickers to answer, Professor Canelas […]
Flipped classrooms, diversified learning, technology enriched classrooms, blended learning–what do all these things mean exactly and how are they implemented? There are thousands of videos, blogs, and reference articles on these concepts, but one MOOC in particular caught my eye–Blended Learning: Personalized Education for Students, Developed by the New Teacher Center, Silicon Schools Fund, and […]
On February 26, 2015, an image of a black and blue dress went viral and took over the world. Social media outlets lit up in a fierce debate, disputing over whether the dress pictures was blue and black or white and gold. For days, debate raged on in what some called Dressgate. In the end, […]
Massive Open Online Courses are helping to democratize learning by supplementing traditional forms of higher education, according to a new Duke University study.
A study of 13 free, open-access digital courses offered by Duke using the Coursera platform illustrates that MOOCs are popular among youngsters, retirees and other non-traditional student populations.
The study was published […]
How could the colorful, goofy game that kept Duke TIP middle schoolers from rioting also be a useful tool in the undergraduate classroom? Beneath the asymmetrical font is immediate feedback to both students and teachers and detailed downloadable data for each quiz, each time you play it.
A lot of instructors talk […]
Have you ever had a fascinating conversation with someone and wished you could share it with your students and colleagues? How about sharing the experience of a unique environment that illustrates a critical element in understanding a complex issue? Modern technology has now made it possible to do exactly that with just a little planning […]
The on-demand Coursera course How Things Work includes six modules, which are named for everyday objects or activities: skating, falling balls, ramps, seesaws, wheels, and bumper cars.
One challenge that online instructors face is how to attract learners’ attention early in the instruction and sustain their attention through the instruction. Dr. Louis A. […]
Coursera’s shift to an on-demand format dramatically changed how MOOCs are offered on their platform, including some notable changes in how instructors can engage their students in the course content. In a time-limited session format, instructors have been able to email students each week with details about upcoming material, focus discussion in the forums on the current topics, and […]
- Gain new perspectives on teaching with CIT’s Visit a Classroom program
- 2015 CIT Showcase Website is Now Available! (Register to Attend/Submit a Session Proposal)
- Flipped classrooms at Duke: Chemistry 201 Spring 2015
- Creating a Blended Learning Environment
- Accessibility 101: Contrast and Readability
- MOOCs Are Reaching the Underserved
- Kahoot! as Formative Assessment