Academic Technology Consultant
Randy consults with faculty in the Social Sciences on pedagogy, learning, student assessment, and integrating technology into teaching practices. His professional interests include active learning, “flipped” classroom methods, and integration of e-learning, social networking, video and multimedia, and data visualization into the daily work of teaching. Randy’s current work includes faculty consulting, coordinating faculty development opportunities, and supporting faculty participating in Duke’s online initiatives. 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, maintains an ongoing blog on radio history research, and has contributed to a collection of vintage recordings in Rubenstein Library. In June 2013, Randy was interviewed by EdTech Magazine on why Duke is experimenting with MOOCs, ways the university might evaluate the effort, and upcoming trends in instructional technology. In 2012, he was featured on American Public Media’s “The Story”, discussing his collecting and research on radio history.
Recent CIT Blog Posts
- PechaKucha: A Different Method for Student Presentation and Writing
- Welcome to CIT’s 2017 Active Learning Faculty Fellows
- Apply for the CIT Active Learning Faculty Fellowship – Summer-Fall 2017
- Connecting Class Activities with the Duke Experience
- Sign Up for CIT’s April Book Club on Randy Bass’s “Open and Integrative”
Before joining CIT in January 2000, Randy worked as an Academic Computing Specialist at Wake Forest University for the Art, Music, and Theater departments and was an independent filmmaker. He holds a B.S. in Public and Applied History from Appalachian State University.