Academic Technology Consultant
Randy consults with faculty in the Social Sciences on integrating technology into teaching. His professional interests include e-learning, social networking, online productivity tools, video and multimedia, and data visualization. Randy’s current work includes coordinating the CIT’s Faculty Fellows and Visit a Classroom programs, supporting faculty participating in Duke’s Coursera experiments and exploring areas such as e-textbooks. 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 is working on a discography of radio programs released on records. 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
- CIT Spring Book Club: Randy Bass’s “Open and Integrative”
- Ideas for Great Group Work
- Helping Students Become Risk-Takers in Your Course
- Active Learning Techniques in Small Seminar Classes
- Active Learning Fellows: Eric Green on How Students React to Active Learning
Before joining CIT in 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.