Telephones were first invented to teach people with hearing impairment, then later served everyone. Likewise, improvements in video accessibility tools and content may benefit everyone. Duke University ensures equal access to courses, programs, services and activities of students’ with disabilities (see Factors, Rights, Responsibilities on Duke Accommodations, Accessibility, Assistance). This post briefly introduces instructional […]
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 […]
The Duke Digital Initiative (DDI) is accepting proposals for funding to explore new and emerging technologies in support of teaching and learning at Duke. During 2016, DDI will support the following areas:
1. Projects exploring new and emerging technologies (open to faculty, librarians, graduate students);
2. Attendance at innovative technology conferences (open […]
The 12th Annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Assessment Conference will be held on Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7 at Elon University. The theme for this year’s conference is Charting the Course: Using Assessment to Navigate Student […]
- Accessible 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…
- That’s Awesome! Project-centered MOOCs
- Active Learning Fellows: Eric Green on How Students React to Active Learning