Duke Learning Innovation helps Duke students learn more, and enables more people to learn from Duke. We do this in several ways, including:
- Partnering with Duke faculty to support new approaches to student-centered and active learning.
- Building the ecosystem of education technology tools that support learning, and working with departments and faculty to curate tools for the needs and learning goals of programs and disciplines.
- Supporting online learning opportunities that offer flexibility to Duke students, reach the extended community of alumni and prospective students, and extend Duke’s global impact.
- Exploring leading edge projects, partnering with faculty to gather data from Duke’s learning platforms and publishing research, and seeking grants and sponsored research opportunities to build and pilot new technologies.
- We put learning first.
- We define innovation as transformation that helps Duke achieve its educational mission.
- We believe teaching and technology are really about people and relationships and thus, support technologies, pedagogies and other practices that increase learning through better student engagement, collaboration and communication.
- We believe assessment and evaluation contribute to the improvement of teaching and learning.
- We support projects and proposals that align with Duke’s strategic initiatives and goals or will have a sustained or broader impact on the overall Duke community.
- We support openness—both in sharing what we know and what we do, and by helping faculty share their knowledge, content and teaching practices with others.
- We believe learning happens in networks of colleagues, cohorts, peers – in communities of practice, not hierarchies. We see Learning Innovation as a network ‘hub’ bringing together groups to organize alliances, manage projects and achieve university-wide goals.