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 […]
What It’s About
Art and Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art is an on-demand MOOC developed by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). This course is aimed at K-12 teachers and provides strategies for helping students view, consider, and interact with many types of visual art. Taking a constructivist approach to learning […]
What It’s about
Foundational Neuroscience for Perception and Action by Duke University, is a MOOC course that is part of the Neuroscience: Perception, Action and the Brain specialization offered through Coursera. Foundational Neuroscience is a shorter version […]
Now that the semester is drawing to a close, it is time to think about summer reading. The Center for Instructional Technology invites you to read with us and engage with colleagues in a discussion about teaching and learning. Throughout June, we will be reading from the work, What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain. […]
The Center for Instructional Technology congratulates our new Summer-Fall 2015 Active Learning Faculty Fellows. We are offering this Fellowship to help faculty apply active learning and flipped classroom concepts in a 2015-2016 course. Faculty will meet for a week in May to begin designing their classes, followed by summer roundtable meetings to help each other […]
What does a “flipped classroom” look like? If you peek into Physics 142, you see over 100 students seated at the ends of rows in an auditorium-style classroom; many are talking, some consult calculators or notepads. Here and there, a student writes on a three foot rectangular dry-erase board with a marker. Four Duke faculty […]
It’s no secret that CIT staff members are experts in pedagogy and technology, but you probably didn’t know that we also have a penchant for poetry – especially the profound simplicity of the haiku. At CIT’s recent annual staff retreat, we took a break from a day of brainstorming to pen […]
- Kahoot! as Formative Assessment
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- “That’s Awesome!” – Keeping Attention in Online Videos
- Coursera Pilots On-Demand Student Engagement Features
- That’s Awesome! Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art
- “That’s Awesome!” – Foundational Neuroscience for Perception and Action
- Faculty Summer Book Club