Get New Ideas for Teaching with CIT’s “Visit a Classroom” Program

Would you like to get new ideas for teaching?  Want to meet other Duke faculty, see them teach, and discover discover what works in their classroom?

This fall, the Duke Center for Instructional Technology inaugurated our Visit a Classroom program just for Duke faculty.  Visit a Classroom is a structured way to talk with other faculty about teaching and reflect on new ideas you can try in your own class.

How does Visit a Classroom work?

  1. Sign up to participate.
  2. Meet and have lunch with two other faculty participants from other disciplines.
  3. During the semester, observe at least one class taught by each of the two other faculty participants.  Take notes and reflect on your own teaching.
  4. Meet for another lunch to discuss what you learned about your own teaching by observing the other classes and share stories and observations about teaching at Duke.

The Visit a Classroom program provides you with an opportunity to celebrate good teaching, see the classroom from the perspective of a student, and formulate plans and ideas to enhance your own teaching and classroom experience.

Applications for the Visit a Classroom program are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.  It is available to any Duke faculty member or instructor teaching during the current semester.  Graduates students interested in classroom observations can sign up for a similar program offered by the Graduate School.

Randy Riddle

Author: Randy Riddle

Randy A. Riddle consults with faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences on integrating technology into teaching. He has been a CIT consultant since 2000. His professional interests include e-learning, social networking, online productivity tools, video and multimedia, and visualization. Randy's current work includes management of the CIT's Faculty Fellows program, consulting on Coursera course design and exploring areas such as e-textbook authoring. His other interests outside of work include restoration of vintage recording formats and broadcasting and film history. He volunteers for the Old Time Radio Researchers Group and maintains an ongoing blog on radio history research.