The 2016 CIT Showcase is just a few weeks away, and the full schedule of concurrent sessions is now available. Register to attend the showcase! This free event, which highlights innovative teaching ideas and outstanding work by Duke faculty and others, will be held on October […]
In the CIT, we’re often asked by faculty what they can do to encourage students to take risks and understand the value of failure. How do you use what’s been called “the educational power of discomfort”?
Many students often arrive at college having been outstanding performers in high school. They are used to […]
Duke instructors can learn how to try online teaching in a workshop offered by staff from the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) and Online Duke. The workshop, “3 Easy Ways to Try Online Teaching” is part of the Duke University Office of Information Technology’s Learn IT @ Lunch series and will be held at noon on September […]
Students in Duke’s single variable calculus courses now have a site with additional, curated resources tied to the course content to help them learn. Emily Braley (Assistant Professor of the Practice in Math) has designed Calculus Concepts to include a brief explanation of the main concept […]
What to ask your students and what to do with their responses
Join us for lunch and a workshop to discuss improving your course by gathering feedback from your students.
When? September 29, at noon.
Workshop description: Students can help you improve your teaching. In this workshop, we will consider several different ways of gathering […]
Guest post by Dr. Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Statistical Science. Originally appeared on Citizen Statistician.org, reposted here with minor edits, with permission of the author.
I meant to write this post […]
Duke University is piloting a new in-video quizzing tool, PlayPosit. The platform will be a full tool in Sakai in October, 2016. Now we are looking for early adopters.
With PlayPosit, videos from either YouTube or WarpWire can have a range of in-video […]
Duke Sakai will be upgraded August 16. Sakai will be unavailable from midnight to 5 pm.
Users will notice many enhancements including a mobile-friendly user interface, a new spreadsheet-style default view for the Gradebook, improvements to content layout in the Lessons tool, streamlined settings in Tests, and drag and drop file upload functionality in […]
I recently attended the 6th Annual Serious Play Conference at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Serious Play is “a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs.” Serious games – a term often used synonymously […]