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 […]
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. […]