Do you already teach or are you new to teaching large classes? The Conference on Teaching Large Classes (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA) is a showcase for best practices in teaching and learning in large classes, as well as the research that provides evidence for the best […]
Check Your Last Multiple Choice Exam
Would you like to check how likely it would be for a student to guess their way to a passing grade in your most recent multiple choice exam? Use this calculator by entering in your key details from your past exam, including […]
Telephones were first invented to better teach people with hearing impairments, but it quickly became clear that the device would be of use to all people. Likewise, improvements in video accessibility tools and content may benefit everyone. Duke University ensures equal access to courses, programs, services, and activities for students with disabilities (see Factors, […]
Small seminar classes, by their nature, are active – the small class size and discussions necessitate participation and concentration by everyone in the room. There are times, however, when the class may become unfocused or discussions don’t go into the kind of depth the instructor is looking for.
Some simple active learning techniques […]
Research on online education has benefitted greatly from MOOCs. Because MOOCs are very large classes, often with global reach, research teams are able to take advantage of the data they produce to carry out innovative and valuable analyses. One such analysis was recently published by a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the […]
The Duke Digital Initiative (DDI) invites you to join us in exploring what we can learn about the future of teaching and learning from science fiction novels. We’ll begin by discussing Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Learning is a key component of the novel from free interactive educational programs used as babysitting tools, to an […]
Before you leave for summer vacation, take a moment to explore these five tips for your teaching in the fall and your international travel this summer.
On August 16, Duke will upgrade to Sakai 11. Many of the changes are aesthetic, for example the new design is mobile friendly and streamlines many menu items. Test […]
Imagine teaching a course and having to do little—or even no—grading. Now imagine that that course still leads the students to clearly demonstrate their mastery of complex material. That kind of course exists: Coursera’s Project-centered Courses.
During the summer and fall of 2015, the CIT led the Active Learning Faculty Fellowship. Nine faculty from a variety of disciplines shared experiences and learned about using active learning techniques in their classrooms.
In this guest blog post in our series about the Fellowship, Eric Green, Assistant Professor of […]
Forming diverse teams and establishing positive team dynamics were crucial for Dr. Sara LeGrand class, Social Determinants of Health: China and the World. The teams had the serious task of detecting determinants and analyzing their impact on health outcomes and inequities.
Why a team project is important?
The goal of the […]
- Conference on Teaching Large Classes (July 21, 2016)
- Could A Student Have Guessed Their Way To Success On Your Last Exam?
- Accessibility 101: Making Your Instructional Videos More Accessible
- Active learning techniques in small seminar classes
- New Research on MOOCs
- Ready Player One Discussion
- Wait, Before You Go…