During September, Duke instructors can experiment with INTELECOM Online Resources Network, a search-able repository of curriculum-based video learning objects. These 1 – 6 minute video clips address topics in Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. Rather than storing the video files on their computers or copying them […]
Because free and open access to knowledge is critical for a free and open society, educators should be contributors to and supporters of free and open access to educational materials. So argues Carolina Rossini* in her article in this month’s Educause Review.
MIT’s OpenCourseWare project is the oldest and best known university […]
Google has released a video and some information about a project they’re working on with Harold Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, to open the doors of creating apps for Google’s Android mobile operating system.
The software is App Inventor. Using a drag and drop interface, users can create applications in just a […]
Dr. Helen R. Connors, Associate Dean, Integrated Technologies and Executive Director of the University of Kansas Center for Health Informatics will discuss:
the fundamental building blocks for a successful e-learning program growth in online learning and a vision for the future educational technologies that create higher order learning
Dr. Connors is a recognized […]
At the Duke University School of Medicine, students may soon be assigned an avatar in a virtual hospital setting and tasked with different patient care responsibilities. Dr. Jeff Taekman, in partnership with Virtual Heroes (a local company that develops “serious games” for training), is investigating a prototype game where students’ avatars work with other clinicians […]
From May 12 to May 18, CIT will offer a series of free hands-on workshops on teaching and technology for Duke faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs. Topics include digital video, classroom teaching, web-based resources and going “Beyond the Stacks” in Duke Libraries. Delicious boxed lunches each day at the noon session. More information and […]
Undergraduate online courses at Duke Duke Today recently highlighted two new online courses for undergraduates available at the university. The Center for Instructional Technology is consulting with the faculty teaching the courses, Kristen Stephens in the Program in Education and Cathy Shuman in English. http://news.duke.edu/2010/04/summer_online_courses.html This is the first time that online courses have been […]
Many may not realize it, but South by Southwest (the well-known music and film conference/festival held annually in Austin, TX) also includes an “interactive” conference. Over the last few years, the interactive conference (often referred to as SXSWi) has begun to acquire a reputation for presenting emerging technologies and ideas (for example, Twitter […]
Screencasts are short videos that you can create in very little time on your work or home computer and easily share the results with students. Screencast software records your actions on your computer (as you browse the web, for example) and your voice as you explain what you are demonstrating.
Duke faculty are using […]