A common conundrum for educators in computer science or electrical and computer engineering is how to assess students’ mastery of programming concepts. Assignments are often project-based—after all, a student has to write a program to demonstrate competency thinking through programming structures and implementation.
One of Duke’s newest Coursera specializations, Java Programming: An Introduction to Software, takes a […]
Podcasts are a series of audio only programs. Most are released on a regular basis – every day, every week or a couple of times each month – and can deal with most any topic imaginable. Podcasting has been around the Internet for some years, but has recently gained new interest with the […]
Art of the MOOC is a six week Coursera-hosted course on social art created by Pedro Lasch from Duke and Nato Thompson, the chief curator from Creative Time. The course explores a range of socially engaged art through many examples and more than two dozen great guest interviews. The creators invite students to participate in creating their own art projects every week.
Cooperative group work helps students learn, but some question “what about the introverts?” This post describes 5 activities and 6 characteristics of group activities that help everyone learn.
Although the underlying core of “That’s Awesome” is to show great examples from online courses, I am compelled to write about something I believe is truly awesome! Imagine yourself living in a world without color and not being able to feel the emotional response color has on you. Color is so important to our every […]
What does Dr. LeGrand do on the first day of class?
I was able to travel as a staff member to Duke Kunshan University in Fall 2015. I had the pleasure of visiting many classes and saw some great teaching ideas. I was impressed by the teaching of Dr. Sara LeGrand and I […]
You are invited to three events in January here at Duke that will explore the use of virtual reality in teaching. Be sure to register ahead of time if requested. Explore data visualizations created by Bin Software that use the HTC Vive room-scale virtual reality (VR) system on Monday, January 25 in conjunction with the […]
How can student participation be given a numeric score fairly and accurately? Dr. Elizabeth Bucholz, Instructor in Biomedical Engineering, has asked students to self-assess their participation, three times during the semester. Read more about how it worked.
As we head into the Spring semester, and the specter of potential winter weather hovers over the campus, now is probably a good time to consider how you might keep students on track during periods when classes can’t meet.
CIT has created, and recently updated, a page of resources that can assist you with keeping […]
About Professor De Gagne and her course
Dr. Jennie De Gagne from Duke School of Nursing strives to create a student-centered learning environment while facilitating learning through the implementation of innovative learning strategies and evidence-based practices.
Since 2014, she has taught Nursing 582: Population Health in a Global Society which […]
- Assessing Programming Skills Online
- Getting Started with Student Podcast Assignments
- “That’s Awesome!” — Art of the MOOC
- Introverts Can Thrive with Group Work
- “That’s Awesome!” – Making Colors More Universal
- The Power Walk: Engage students on the first day of class
- Explore Virtual Reality for Higher Education