The close of the semester is approaching and we at the Center for Instructional Technology want to wish you a successful end of the year. Here are a few quick links that might be useful (especially for new faculty) as you deliver finals, grade papers, and submit grades.
I recently completed the Active learning CIT Fellowship for this semester. The experience was illuminating and I learned a lot about how to engage my students more and how to improve their learning. As a result of the fellowship, I implemented many things in my classroom:
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, Gennifer Weisenfeld, Professor of Art […]
A Sankey Diagram is a way to show how things move from one state or value to another. They can be really great ways to show how something changes over time, and are often a lot easier to read than a table showing the same information. For example, the table below shows fake data from […]
I miss Tropical Coastal Ecosystems MOOC, because of the diverse learning material including course video lectures both above and underwater, interviews, other sources of high quality video, actual real world research and conservation projects, a wide variety of ways to check and extend your knowledge, and a virtual ecology project (worth half of the course score), with multiple steps and checkpoints.
The Distance Education Special Interest Group at Duke (DE SIG @ Duke) is an open group meeting every other month to discuss a range of distance education topics. Participants come from all units at Duke and include instructors, program directors and coordinators, IT directors and staff, instructional designers, and academic technology consultants. Discussions […]
Dr. Canelas clearly enjoys her students and teaching. So how and why would she put her students on the spot by calling on them at random to answer questions in her 100+ person chemistry class? She discussed her techniques during a session at our 2015 Center for Instructional Technology Showcase.
First, she […]
At the CIT’s annual Instructional Technology Showcase last week, I led a session called “5 Active Learning Techniques in 45 Minutes”. While we have taught Duke faculty active learning techniques in longer workshop and Fellows sessions, this was an opportunity to introduce the five most common (and fun) ways to engage a class […]
- Five Steps to End-of-Semester Grading
- Dr. Elizabeth Bucholz Participated in Our Active Learning Fellowship
- Active Learning Fellows: Gennifer Weisenfeld on working in teams
- Using Sankey Diagrams to tell a story with data
- Why Tropical Coastal Ecosystems on edX was an awesome MOOC
- Teaching from 32,000 feet
- DE SIG@Duke November Session Focus on Adaptive Learning