Tracking our progress for 2017-2018.
Highlights for October 2017
- Duke NextEd Fest – a festival of learning at Duke (Oct-Nov) Duke NextEd Festival is a series of events celebrating learning at Duke. NextEd features over 30 events for anyone committed to advancing learning at Duke: students and faculty, advisors and mentors, inventors and teachers, developers and designers. Join us for talks by thinkers shaping higher education innovation, hands-on workshops, engaging learning experiences, technology demos, networking opportunities, and more!
- CIT and Online Duke are becoming Learning Innovation. Further announcements and info coming soon.
- Launched Nanotechnology: A Maker’s Course on Coursera. Our first MOOC collaboration between Duke, NC State and UNC.
- Hired 5 student Digital Education Interns for Fall 17
- Published theAnnual Report for 2016-17
Faculty Services, Programs and Consulting
- Planning support for new DKU curriculum and courses; ongoing and future faculty support needs including planning for new DKU Teaching and Learning Center and new DKU faculty orientations/training
- Duke faculty can now access the Teaching Professor Newsletter via the library
- Launched new program, a Course Design Institute on Aug. 14 – 16, 2017, for faculty and academic staff
- Active Learning Faculty Fellows 2017 (new cohort started week of May 8 – runs throughout summer and fall)
- Partnering with DUL staff on Open Educational Resources (OER) project for The Duke Endowment Libraries (TDEL)
- Working w/ Ed Gomes (Trinity Technology Services) to better match classrooms to different teaching styles; possible collaboration with Sony on new classroom design projects
- COMPASS/HHMI grant for promoting STEM
- Planning the launch of a Duke-wide Slack community for Teaching and Learning late Fall/early Spring
- xGraph concept w/ Aria Chernik and OSPRI — mapping opportunities and connections for co-curricular learning at Duke
- PebblePad – new website launched https://portfolio.duke.edu/ . New communications, outreach and support processes in place.
- Partnered with VP for Interdisciplinary Studies to rework process for TeachX https://teachx.duke.edu/ now available
- Partnered with Pratt’s Rick Telford to pilot a Mobile App Development Center – a mostly student-run center to help with mobile app development for faculty and students.
- Exploring better integration of WebEx and Sakai
- Working on enterprise-wide pilot for Gradescope
- Sakai UI/UX development and gradebook integration w/ SISS (in dev)
- new Attendance tool added to Sakai
- Partnering with DUSON to explore a Designed Learning Experience approach/alternative to traditional online course platforms
- Piloting Learning Boosters concept and technologies; student interns working on a new app based on the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve research
- Learning Technologies Advisory Council – next meeting October 2017
- OpenEdx pilot (Duke Extend) pilot wrapped and service announced
- new course for Alumni launching Sept 17
- Continuing pilot of ‘in-video quizzing’ tool PlayPosit.
- Announced new Internet of Things (IoT) offerings through the Duke Digital Initiative
- New and recent Coursera courses:
- production on Chimpanzee Behavior and Conservation Coursera course – with significant input of materials from the Jane Goodall Institute (and Jane herself).
- C Programming Specialization (in production)
- Nanotechnology (Nan Jokerst) (launched in Sept -see highlight above)
- Revisions to Excel to MySQL and Java Programming specializations wrapping up. Published our evaluation of the specialization development.
- Continued revisions to Stats w/ R Specialization
- New Object Oriented Programming Specialization ( Sept 17) – collab w/ UCSD
- CITers Kun Li and Kim Manturuk published their Educause piece on emotional growth in MOOCs.
Partnerships with Duke schools and units
- Talking to Fuqua and Engineering about possible partnerships to develop online courses or modules
- Exploring options for online summer school for high school students w/ Trinity admin
- 3 online projects w/ Public Policy underway
- US Civics (Coursera)
- Climate Change Modules w/ Billy Pizer
- Math Refresher for MIDP and MPP students
- Produced modules with Duke Center for Health Informatics for AMIA 10×10 on Data Standards for Learning Health Systems
- Redesign of several courses in Fuqua’s Global Executive MBA program (partnering w/ Fuqua team)
- Looking at bootcamp approaches to prepping students for Law School
- Researching different institutions’ approaches to faculty incentives for online course development and teaching for Duke’s Advisory Committee on Online Education (ACOE)
- Hiring a Strategic Market Research Analyst to complement our ability to consult on best uses of online to meet Duke school and department targets and goals
- Working on a solution to bring free access to all Duke Coursera courses and specializations to Duke students, faculty and staff (Oct)
- Revising online.duke.edu (launch mid-late Oct 17) to focus on new learner acquisition